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03-Apr-2012 April Fools!

We hope you enjoyed our April Fools' Day jokes for 2012! If you missed them, check out this year's pranks:

We'd love it if you could stop by this poll on the forums to give your invaluable feedback about this year's April Fools jokes!

And so, the Blizzard Joke Squad go galumphing back whence they came, hiding amid the slithy toves that gyre and gimble in the wabe, busily plotting and scheming for the future. See you again next year!

01-Apr-2012 Blizzard Kidzz - Most Epic Learning Experiences

Games can be incredibly useful tools to teach players valuable skills and life lessons. To help young gamers take learning “to the max,” we’re launching Blizzard Kidzz: a suite of educational games set in the Blizzard game universes. Blizzard Kidzz games will cover important subjects for gamers aged 6 and up, including mathematics, reading/writing, science, history, and more! Visit the Blizzard Kidzz preview page now for screenshots, game descriptions, and preorder information!

01-Apr-2012 New Zergotchi Authenticator – Blizzard Exclusive

Say goodbye to your dusty old Battle.net Authenticator and hello to its new incarnation: the Zergotchi! Blizzard Entertainment’s newest authentication system takes the next step in both virtual pet and Authenticator technology to provide you with the login experience of your life! The Zergotchi will not only be an endless source of fun but will also make sure your account stays as secure and safe as ever – in style. Feed it, play with it, care for it, and give it the love it needs to grow into the monster it was meant to be.


Check out this page to read more about the marvelous Zergotchi.


Visit the Blizzard Store today and become the proud owner of this next-generation Authenticator. But please hurry – supplies are limited!

01-Apr-2012 Announcing StarCraft®: Supply Depot™

Blizzard Entertainment is proud to announce a revolutionary new handheld title set in its award-winning StarCraft universe, StarCraft: Supply Depot! Read more about this epic gaming experience coming soon for iOS and Android devices, and play an exclusive demo of the game featuring the complete first mission!

20-Mar-2012 Mists of Pandaria Website Updated

This week’s been a whirlwind of news as a massive amount of information regarding the World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria expansion is now out in the wild. Much of this new content has landed on our Mists of Pandaria site, with a particular focus on the exotic sights and unusual creatures you’ll encounter as you explore the long-hidden land of the pandaren. Click through to unveil:

  • A world map of the isle of Pandaria, including two previously unannounced zones: the Dread Wastes and the Krasarang Wilds.

  • A bestiary of Pandaria’s wondrous and monstrous races, like the tyrannical mogu and the wise jinyu.

  • Revised zone & dungeon pages, featuring videos of the Wandering Isle, Jade Forest, and Valley of the Four Winds.

  • Updated monk and pandaren pages -- check out the female pandaren, human monk, and more.

These updates just scratch the surface of what we have in store. We plan to reveal even more of the secrets of Pandaria on this site in the future, featuring details on zones and dungeons, a more expansive bestiary, the diverse factions of the pandaren continent, and the latest information on gameplay systems like challenge modes, pet battles, and scenarios.

15-Mar-2012 Diablo III Launching May 15 - Digital Pre-Sales Now Open

The End of Days approaches... Diablo III is set to launch on May 15, 2012, and you can be ready to play the minute the servers go live by pre-purchasing the game digitally on Battle.net today. Simply complete the digital pre-sale process, and your account will be flagged for automatic access to Diablo III when it launches on May 15.

If you would rather play Diablo III for FREE, the World of Warcraft Annual Pass is still available for a limited time... but don’t delay, because the Annual Pass offer ends at 9:01 a.m. on May 1, 2012.

Check out the official press release for further details on the upcoming launch of Diablo III, or head to the Diablo III pre-sales page on Battle.net to pre-purchase your digital copy now.

07-Mar-2012 Earn Legendary Rewards with the New Scroll of Resurrection

The Scroll of Resurrection has just been infused with powerful glyphs, making it more potent than ever before.

For a limited time, you can earn a free faction mount when you use a Scroll of Resurrection to bring a friend or former guildmate back to World of Warcraft!

24-Feb-2012 Italian-Language WoW to be Released in Europe

Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. today announced that it is in the process of creating a fully localized Italian version of its critically acclaimed massively multiplayer online role-playing game, World of Warcraft®. The Italian version will be available in Europe later this year. The World of Warcraft community website and forums will be offered in Italian, and realms dedicated to the Italian community will be made available to all European players. This will be the eleventh officially supported language for World of Warcraft worldwide, and the seventh supported language in Europe, following English, French, German, Spanish, Russian and Brazilian Portuguese.

23-Feb-2012 PayPal Now Available on European Battle.net

We’re pleased to announce that PayPal is now available to use as a Battle.net payment option here in Europe.

This means that you can now sync up your existing PayPal account with your Battle.net account, in order to purchase Blizzard Entertainment products and services directly through Battle.net.

You can currently use the PayPal payment option to purchase World of Warcraft paid services and digital versions of select Blizzard Entertainment games, including Diablo II, StarCraft II and World of Warcraft expansions.

For more information on Europe’s new PayPal payment option, please check out our PayPal FAQ.

22-Feb-2012 Play Diablo III and Win Beta Keys with Blizzard at CeBIT!

CeBIT is a unique exhibition of digital technology, games and much more which takes place every year in Hannover, Germany. At the 2012 show, which starts on March 6, Blizzard Entertainment will be showcasing the Diablo III beta in the free gaming area, in partnership with ESL.

Members of our Community and eSports teams are looking forward to meeting you there! So if you’re going to CeBIT make sure you drop by to see us, especially as you’ll have the chance to win some nice prizes — including Diablo III beta keys — in the various contests and activities we’ll be organizing.

CeBIT is also hosting the final of the Intel Extreme Masters Season VI, where 24 of the best StarCraft II players will fight for the title of IEM World Champion and an impressive prize pool of $75,000! The roster so far contains famous names like Greg “IdrA” Fields, Giacomo “Socke” Thüs, Moon “MMA” Sung Won and Kim “viOLet” Dong Hwan – so make sure to follow the matches live or tune in on ESL TV.

We’re looking forward to seeing you there!

DETAILS

Event: CeBIT 2012 / Intel Extreme Masters Season VI World Championship

Location: Messe Hannover / Exhibition Grounds 30521 Hannover Germany

When: March 6 to 10, 2012

Stream: ESL TV

More details: ESL news / CeBIT website