Blizzard Entertainment announced the sixth expansion to their decade-old World of Warcraft MMORPG today at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany. Entitled World of Warcraft: Legion, the expansion continues the demonic invasion narrative first hinted at during the Mists of Pandaria storyline and begun in earnest during the current expansion, Warlords of Draenor.
Legion will raise the experience cap by ten levels to 110, as well as add a new Hero Class: the Demon Hunter. Blizzard detailed a number of new features in the coming expansion during their 90 minute conference at Gamescom, e.g. an overhauled PvP reward and ability system, new customizable artifact-class weapons, and a storyline that reads like a fan-service brochure. The World of Warcraft: Legion preview site is already online with details.
No release date was announced for Legion, but a beta is said to be coming later in 2015. World of Warcraft: Legion will likely release sometime in 2016 on Windows PC and Mac OS X.
The third part of Blizzard Entertainment’s StarCraft II trilogy, the Protoss-centered Legacy of the Void, has been officially announced at BlizzCon 2014 today. The RTS will feature the conclusion to the epic story arc started in StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty and continued in its expansion Heart of the Swarm. Legacy of the Void will be a standalone title, not requiring either the previous StarCraft II games be present to play. Continue reading StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void To Be A Standalone Game
Blizzard Entertainment announced a new title today at BlizzCon 2014: Overwatch, a team-based multiplayer first-person shooter. In a combination of pre-rendered video and gameplay footage, the World of Warcraft studio showed off a game focusing on humans and humanoids in futuristic arms and armor engaging in fast, action-packed firefights.
The Overwatch beta is coming in 2015, and fans will be able to sign up for beta access at playoverwatch.com
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Stirring up trouble this December for Windows®, Mac®, and iPad®, Goblins vs Gnomes cards will be available by purchasing Goblins vs Gnomes-specific card packs in the in-game shop with either gold or real money, whichever you prefer (same pricing as expert card packs). As with Curse of Naxxramas, Goblins vs Gnomes cards will be made available in your Arena picks as soon as the cards have been released; even if you haven’t added them to your personal collection!
BlizzCon 2014 kicks off on Friday, 7 November, with opening ceremonies set to start at 2 PM EST. While there’s no chance to be there in person if you don’t already possess a ticket, virtual tickets are still available from Blizzard Entertainment. Continue reading BlizzCon 2014 Imminent, Virtual Tickes Still Available
The gameplay systems patch that will prepare Blizzard Entertainment’s World of Warcraft for next month’s Warlords of Draenor expansion is set to release on 14 October 2014. Patch 6.0.2, entitled “The Iron Tide,” will feature class ability updates, gameplay adjustments, and new content to usher in the expansion’s tone and story. Continue reading World of Warcraft Rolling Out Patch 6.0.2 on 14 October
The book is closing on Mists of Pandaria, the fourth expansion to Blizzard Entertainment’s World of Warcraft MMORPG. The two-year old expansion overflowed with new lore and world-changing storytelling, and Blizzard has added a late course to the story with today’s release of the Tales of Pandaria short story collection. Continue reading Blizzard Tells the Tales of Pandaria
Blizzard Entertainment’s secretive MMO project, known to the public only as Titan, has been cancelled after seven years in development due to creative issues. Continue reading Blizzard’s Titan MMO Cancelled After Seven Years
While it may be discouraging to hover in around Rank 20 in Blizzard Entertainment’s online card battler Hearthstone, players who do so shouldn’t be too disheartened. According to demographic info revealed by the developer, they’re in the same position as the majority of Hearthstone players. Continue reading Blizzard Reveals Hearthstone Demographics