Blizzcon 2013 – Day 1
It was a very eventful and long day at BlizzCon today! Lots of news and announcements for present and future games. Some of the highlights include:
Heroes of the Storm
Blizzards new free-to-play online team brawler starring the champions and villains of the Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo universes. Take the nearest transdimensional vortex to the new Heroes of the Storm website, where you’ll find out more about the game and our epic cast of heroes.
- Unique Battlegrounds
- Non-stop mayhem
Some of the Battlegrounds include:
- Black Hearts Day
- Haunted Mines
“Blizzard the Game” – quoted by Dustin Browder, Game director of Starcraft II & Heroes of the Storm
No date announced yet but Beta signups went live during BlizzCon yesterday!
HearthStone: Heroes of Warcraft
Do you like Magic The Gathering? Pokemon? Well here’s Blizzard’s version of card game that may have some of our fans intrigued. Blizzard’s first free to play game, first tablet game & first game announced & released within the same year. iPhone & Android versions are in development and hopefully will be released by the 2nd half of next year. If this perks your interest you can read more about it HERE.
Gifts given to participants & guests of BlizzCon received a golden version of Elite Tauren Chieftan.
Open Beta will be next month, December, but in Blizzard talk maybe January.
Warcraft The Movie
Not too much was revealed today, more to be announced on Day 2! All Blizzard would say is its FINALLY in the making and the two main people, Ducan Jones, Director & Bill Westenhofer, Special effects director, working on the movie will be joining them on Day 2 for more details.
World of Warcraft
During the opening ceremony the new upcoming expansion was announced: Warlords of Draenor!
The new expansion sends players to the untamed world of Draenor, where they’ll walk among heroes from Warcraft’s brutal history and take command of their very own Garrison! TONS of exciting new content that cannot possibly be shared in this post but we will do our best to keep our fans up to date on all news we hear!
No date announced as of yet to when the expansion will be released but as soon as its announced I can guarantee you will hear about it here on Gamer Chatter!
Diablo III: Reaper of Souls
Everyone at the Anaheim Convention Center got a chance to try out the newly unveiled Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition for PlayStation 4, which wraps Acts I-V of Diablo III together in one sinister package. More details here!
The developers also went into more detail on Reaper of Souls’ features, including the all-new Adventure Mode, which turns the world of Sanctuary into a giant battlefield by giving players the freedom to explore and play wherever they like. Check out more here!
The StarCraft II panel, the team gave an update on some of the exciting additions & changes coming in Patch 2.1. Check out the summary for details: HERE
And that concludes our Day 1 Announcements at BlizzCon. Day 2 continues Saturday! Check back for more exciting news!