BlizzCon 2019: Blizzard announces Diablo IV, Overwatch 2, World of Warcraft: Shadowlands
Blizzard needed a victory today. Far it be for me to recommend a couple of video game announcements are enough to dispel the controversy around the Blizzard-censorship hearthstone per-Wai Chung “flash corruption” Ng. It should not be—and for some, it will not be. Nevertheless, the industry’s memory is notoriously short, and if you desperately need to shrugging-to-month bad public relations, one month, wherein both the community and the Congress of the United States, you have convicted?
Now helps it to announce, and some video games.
Blizzard has announced a handful of at this year’s BlizzCon, 2019, or at least the rumorsDiablo IV, Overwatch 2 and World of Warcraft: Shadowlands confirmed. We have the details and Trailer below.
First, the big ‘ un. the Diablo IV received the most headlines at this year’s BlizzCon 2018, but for all the wrong reasons. It does not show. Kotaku reported that Blizzard played with a notice, the manifested never. The unveiling of a mobile Diablo Spin-salted Off the wound, culminating in the now-infamous “Do you guys not with phones?” Q&A response.
It is now official, though. the Diablo IV opened BlizzCon 2019 with a long cinematic trailer. Blood doors, creepy tombs, immortal enemies, and someone is doing a damn good impression of the actor Sam Neill. Oh, and Diablo II villain Lilith is back for IV, the highlight of this very grotesque trailer.
Most of our information came the second trailer, but. Contrary to rumors that Diablo IV would be a first-person destinyalike, or whatever, Diablo IV is an isometric action-RPG. It sounds like Blizzard with hints of modern games, with a more open world and the increased focus on player interactions. We also got an insight into the three classes—barbarian, sorceress, and druid—and a few monstrous bosses.
It still looks very much like the Diablo. Then again, it’s been seven years since Diablo III, so it’s probably time, right?
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands
Next, a series of announcements of ‘scatter shot’. A new character for Heroes of the Storm, a reference to the StarCraft II, confirm that Warcraft III: is now scheduled for umgeschmiedet, and does not yet have a release date. Book-keeping, basically.
But finally we had made it to World of Warcraft. With battle of Azeroth bleeding subscriptions, and World of Warcraft Classic, a interessant but niche experience, Blizzard needs to inject some life in the old MMO in front of Final Fantasy XIV it uses.
Enter World of Warcraft: Shadowlands. Sylvanas stole the Lich King’s crown and used it to crack open the world, create a portal to the afterlife, the titular Shadowlands. It looks like a bit of Diablo got in World of Warcraft in the light of the heaven-and-hell motif. Can’t tell if it is the wrong battle of Azeroth, but it is more ambitious, at least.
As I said before, the rumors were true. Three years after the publication of the original—a quick turnaround for Blizzard it is a Overwatch 2is.
There is a competitive multiplayer component, of course. It is still a six-on-six competitive game at heart. But it is sold, the prospect of a correct Overwatch campaign, this sequel. Finally, the story and the world of Blizzard’s built, not just a couple of beautiful YouTube videos. It is a co-op game! With a history!
The cinematic trailer is beautiful, as usual, but the in-game trailer is, of course, are a bit more relevant. It looks like four-player co-op over several story missions in Paris, Ilios, Route 66, and…well, many of the locations from the original game.
This is deliberate. the Overwatch 2 is a Supplement, not as a replacement for the original Overwatch. It is an interesting tactic, but all of the first game, the cards and characters make a return, and Blizzard promises that it will remain the original Overwatch behind. We’ll see how long that lasts.
That’s it for BlizzCon-2019. Three big announcements, no Warcraft IV, and the world keeps turning. You will see in the next year.
Released on Fri, 01 Nov 2019 20:02:00 +0000