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13-Nov-2013 Discover World of Warcraft With Your Friends

The new Recruit a Friend program, recently announced at BlizzCon, means it’s never been easier to try out World of Warcraft. Existing players can quickly and easily invite their friends to play with them, with great benefits for both!

Faster leveling, exclusive mounts and even free game time are on offer when you team up with a friend. So if you’ve been wondering what all the fuss is about in the lands of Azeroth, now’s the time to find out!

08-Nov-2013 World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Revealed!

A portal into Warcraft history has ripped open, and the fifth World of Warcraft expansion has been revealed! Warlords of Draenor sends players to the savage world of Draenor–home of the mighty orcs and haven of the mystic draenei–to fight against and alongside legends from Warcraft’s brutal past.

Amid Draenor’s untamed jungles and battle-scarred plains, a merciless new Iron Horde has been forged from the mighty orc clans of old. To save their own world from impending invasion, Azeroth’s heroes will need to explore the far reaches of this unforgiving land, achieving new heights of power on their way to the new level cap of 100. To establish a foothold on Draenor, players will construct, command, and expand their own Garrison, a customizable base of operations and refuge for the followers you recruit to your desperate cause. Warlords of Draenor also empowers players to instantly boost one character to level 90, making it so anyone can join the battle for Draenor alongside their friends.

For more information, check out the official press release, and visit the new Warlords of Draenor website for screenshots, details about the new features, concept art, the announcement trailer, a sneak peek at updated player character models, and more.

08-Nov-2013 Blizzard Proudly Presents: Heroes of the Storm™!

This morning during the BlizzCon® 2013 opening ceremony, Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment, officially unveiled the name of our newest game: Heroes of the Storm™­­.

Developed under the code name Blizzard All-Stars™, Heroes of the Storm is a raucous online team brawler starring your favorite Blizzard characters. It’s a proving ground for players of all kinds. It’s a place to get together with your old friends, or team up with some new ones, to pick your favorite Blizzard character, and go smash the other guys!

We’re glad you’re here, and we encourage you to take our new Heroes website for a spin to learn more about the game and the cast of heroes. We’ll be showing off a lot more of Heroes of the Storm at BlizzCon, and in the weeks and months to come, we’ll update this website with tons of videos, more hero profiles, game features, information on how to join the public beta test, and more.

We’ll see you in the storm!
31-Oct-2013 Party with Blink-182 at BlizzCon

Do you want to come to a party? Southern California punk rock legends Blink-182 will be playing in front of a sold-out BlizzCon crowd on November 9, and you’re invited! If you’ve already scored tickets to BlizzCon 2013, then we’ll see you there! If you’re not on the guest list, don’t worry—we’ve got you covered.

To enjoy the show from the comfort of your home, check out the BlizzCon Virtual Ticket, and you’ll have a front-row seat to all the festivities, from exclusive developer panels to our famous costume contest, and what is sure to be an epic concert from Blink-182 to close out the show.

So what are you waiting for? Order the BlizzCon Virtual Ticket to catch the action online, or check out the press release for more details. We’ll see you at the rock show!

29-Sep-2013 The Hellgates Have Opened on Console

The forces of the Burning Hells march anew, as Diablo III invades console systems around the world. Pick up a copy, rally your friends, and prepare for the fight of your lives—because with Diablo III on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, up to four players can work as a team and smite evil together on one big screen. Just add pizza and a frosty beverage, and that could be one hell of a party.

12-Sep-2013 Watch BlizzCon Online with the Virtual Ticket

Experience the sights and sounds of BlizzCon 2013 from the comfort of home! The BlizzCon 2013 Virtual Ticket is available to order now, and it grants you access to comprehensive coverage of the panels, contests, and other epic events at Blizzard’s big gaming convention this November 8 and 9. You’ll also get a treasure trove of in-game goodies to boot. Check out the press release for all the details, or head to the Virtual Ticket page to order yours.

26-Aug-2013 Gamescom 2013 Draws to a Close

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.

21-Aug-2013 Diablo® III: Reaper of Souls™ Unveiled

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.

03-Jul-2013 Blizzard at gamescom 2013

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.

06-Jun-2013 Diablo III Coming to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on Sept. 3

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.