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
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
BioWare has officially announced that the upcoming third expansion to their free-to-play sci-fi MMORPG Star Wars: The Old Republic will be entitled Shadow of Revan and will release on 9 December 2014. Continue reading Star Wars: The Old Republic’s Shadow of Revan Expansion Hits 9 December
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 World of Warcraft has evolved in many ways over its ten year history, but none more striking than the hardware and software requirements that have been revised for each of its five expansions. The developer has posted the latest minimums and recommended specifications for players who intend to play the coming Warlords of Draenor expansion. Continue reading Here Are Your Warlords of Draenor System Requirements
Revan, the powerful Jedi protagonist of BioWare’s 2003 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, appears set to play a leading role in the upcoming 3.0 content update for EA’s Star Wars: The Old Republic free-to-play MMORPG. Continue reading Revan’s Return Teased in New SWTOR Trailer
Names of long-disused World of Warcraft characters will be released and made available for use in the upcoming patch 6.0.2, the Warlords of Draenor pre-expansion systems update. Characters who have not logged into Blizzard’s venerable MMORPG since 13 November 2008 will have their names reclaimed for use by new characters or those who pay for the game’s Character Name Change service. Continue reading Character Name Reclamation Coming to World of Warcraft
Blizzard Entertainment has published a blog post previewing the user interface overhaul coming in the planned World of Warcraft patch 6.0.2. The patch also features the gameplay and graphical systems updates intended to prepare for the upcoming release of the game’s fifth expansion, Warlords of Draenor. Continue reading Warlords of Draenor UI Changes Revealed
Sometime later this month, BioWare will reveal the second expansion for their free-to-play MMORPG Star Wars: The Old Republic, with a teaser trailer possibly dropping next week. Continue reading SWTOR Expansion 3.0 Announcement Imminent