The biggest games convention in the world is over for another year, and thousands of happy, tired gamers – including over 100 Blizzard staff – are heading home.
It’s been another vintage year for Blizzard at gamescom. On Wednesday we announced the upcoming Diablo III expansion, Reaper of Souls, at a press conference, and those lucky enough to be there that day were able to play it in the afternoon.
The doors opened to the general public on Thursday morning and very quickly the queues started to build at the Blizzard booth. Diablo III: Reaper of Souls was playable by the public for the first time anywhere; Diablo III on PlayStation 3 and Hearthstone were playable for the first time in Europe; and with World of Warcraft Patch 5.4 playable too, there was something for everyone.
Meanwhile, the stage entertainment and activities just kept coming. Quizzes, WoW leveling contests, StarCraft II Arcade Map Challenges, and Mega Bloks building contests gave players the chance to get involved and win great loot, and there were spectacular live music concerts by special guests Omnia and Asturia.
We had World of Warcraft guilds Method and Genuine showing us how the experts take down Mists of Pandaria’s toughest raid bosses; and pro StarCraft II players including WhiteRa, LiquidRet, JaeDong, HasuObs and Socke tackling each other in show matches. Speaking of experts, Lead Artist Ben Thompson from the Hearthstone development team demonstrated his skills live on stage, creating fantastic artwork while the crowd watched.
And finally, gamescom would not be complete without the Blizzard costume contest and the World of Warcraft dance contest. We saw some incredible efforts in both competitions and we’re really pleased so many people signed up to take part. Great prizes were won, including two AlienWare 14 laptops and a trip for two to this year’s BlizzCon. Congratulations go to our dance contest winner Thomas Y. and our costume contest winner Ralf Z.!
We’d like to thank everyone who visited our booth. It was great to see and meet so many of you there – and we hope we’ll see you again at the next gamescom!
Check out our Media section for all the photos and videos from the event.
Malthael, the Angel of Death, has seized the Black Soulstone. It falls to the heroes of Sanctuary to stop him before he unleashes its dark power on the world.
Today at gamescom, Blizzard Entertainment announced Diablo III: Reaper of Souls, the upcoming expansion to the fastest-selling PC game of all time. See the press release to learn more about this dark new chapter in the ongoing struggle between angels and demons over the fate of mankind.
Blizzard Entertainment will be at gamescom 2013, the world’s biggest games convention, taking place August 21-25. Join us there for the latest news on our games, great entertainment, and fantastic competitions with great prizes!
We’ll be at the Koelnmesse in Cologne, Germany to meet players from across Europe and the world and give everyone a chance to play our latest games. All kinds of entertainment will also be on offer to visitors to the Blizzard booth (B40 in Hall 7): show matches, live music, quizzes, competitions and much more.
You can find out more about this incredible games show, including how to attend, here.
Making a welcome return to gamescom will be our celebrated costume and dance contests. Always wanted to appear on stage as a witch doctor, a pandaren monk, or a Protoss Zealot? Or are you brave enough to show off your goblin, night elf or tauren dance moves? This is your big chance! In the coming days we’ll have signups ready so you can reserve your place in the contests, but for now you can already start stitching, welding and practicing.
Pour en savoir plus sur Blizzard à la gamescom 2013, rendez-vous sur notre site officiel.
On September 3, evil will be reborn on consoles around the world with the release of Diablo® III on the PlayStation™ 3 and Xbox 360. The latest entry in Blizzard’s action role-playing series has been fine-tuned to offer console gamers all of the fast-paced action and visceral gameplay of the PC version, with a customized interface and controls that make slaying demons from the comfort of a couch feel like second nature. It’ll be here before summer’s end, so check out the press release for all the details, and lock in your preorder with your local retailer soon.
It’s the perfect time to recruit your friends to join you on your adventures in Azeroth—because right now, the World of Warcraft Battle Chest is just 10€.
This sale ends April 22, 2013.
In collaboration with the world’s premier eSports organizations, we’re rolling out a brand-new World Championship Series this year that establishes a unified global ranking system for StarCraft II eSports. What does this mean for players and eSports fans?
We took the wrapper off a little something new today at PAX East. It's called Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, a free-to-play strategy card game for PC and iPad that will be extremely easy to pick up and play . . . and maybe a little hard to put down ;). Check out the press release for today's announcement, and then head over to www.playhearthstone.com to learn more.
Kerrigan has returned, and her brood has begun creeping planet earth. In the wake of a massive midnight launch event spanning thousands of stores across five continents, the global zerg invasion has commenced. Players around the world are now streaming back into the Koprulu sector to start the epic new chapter in the saga of StarCraft II. Check out the press release for all the details, and prepare to join the Swarm.
Starting now and for a limited time, you can save 50% on StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. The first StarCraft II expansion, Heart of the Swarm, launches March 12 — so if you’ve been meaning to play Wings of Liberty but were just waiting for the right moment, this is it!
Hurry, though—this deal on Wings of Liberty ends on Monday, March 11!
*Promotion price is 19.99€, £16.99 and 299 roubles.