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03-Apr-2013 2013 StarCraft II World Championship Series Announced

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?

Head over to our blog or check out the official press release to learn more.

22-Mar-2013 Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft Announced

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.

11-Mar-2013 StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm Now Live!

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.

01-Mar-2013 Save 50% on StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty

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.

21-Feb-2013 Diablo III Coming to PlayStation®3 and PlayStation®4

The minions of Hell grow stronger.

We're excited to announce that Diablo III is being developed for the Sony PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. We'll also be adapting the award-winning action–role-playing game for Sony's newly announced platform: the PlayStation® 4!

Sit Down, Relax, and Kill Some Demons

Diablo III for the PS3™/PS4™ will be based on the core PC game and feature all the latest updates, including Paragon levels, the Infernal Machine event, Monster Power, Brawling, and more. This version is also being tailored with customized controls, a new user interface, and a dynamic camera perspective to provide an awesome Diablo III experience for PlayStation gamers.

Players will be able to wage war against the Burning Hells on their own in single-player games as well as team up and destroy countless demons with their fellow Nephalem in multiplayer games. For multiplayer, players will have the option to choose between four-player online (complete with matchmaking) and four-player local co-op modes for their couch-based warfare.

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Follow the Falling Star to Boston, MA

The PS3 version of Diablo III will make its public debut at PAX East in the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center from March 22–24, and attendees of the convention will be some of the first to defend the world of Sanctuary via handheld controllers.

We call upon all heroes to join us at the official Blizzard booth, where you can enjoy some fast-paced hack-and-slash, participate in fun contests and giveaways, and learn more about the game. (Community managers will also be on-site, and they look forward to answering your questions and slaying some of Diablo's many malevolent minions with you.)


For more information, be sure to check out the official press release, and stay tuned to Diablo3.com for future updates.

19-Feb-2013 BlizzCon 2013 Storms Anaheim November 8-9

BLIZZCON!!!1!1 The seventh BlizzCon is coming to the Anaheim Convention Center Friday, November 8 and Saturday, November 9, 2013. Those who join us for this epic community gathering will experience two solid days of hands-on time with the latest Blizzard games, in-depth developer discussion panels, intense eSports action featuring some of the top players in the world, and a variety of other exciting activities and events. Further details on the show, including ticket pricing and availability, will be posted here on BlizzCon.com at a later date. In the meantime, check out the press release for more info and prepare to help us blow Anaheim's mind.

11-Feb-2013 Prepare for the Thunder King!

The Thunder King’s return looms on the horizon, and to prepare for the storm, Blizzard has just slashed prices on all World of Warcraft games by up to a 70%! Now is the time to recruit your friends to begin their epic quest in Azeroth. But hurry—this deal ends February 25.

Price in pound sterling is £4 for Battle Chest, £6 for Cataclysm and £15 for Mists of Pandaria.

05-Feb-2013 Heart of the Swarm launch events

We’ve just launched our official Heart of the Swarm launch event website. You can head right over to it and start preparing for the global launch party that will be taking place on March 12.

All around the world, we’re hosting launch events that will include unique eSports showmatches, box signings, special guests, and surprises that we don’t want to spoil just yet. We’re really looking forward to seeing you on March 12 as we celebrate the launch of Heart of the Swarm.

22-Jan-2013 Heart of the Swarm Opening Cinematic Revealed

We are pleased to present the opening cinematic for StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm in full HD glory!

The Queen of Blades is gone. On the hellish planet Char, Jim Raynor harnessed the power of an ancient Xel’Naga artifact in a desperate bid to stop the Zerg Swarm from overrunning the Koprulu sector, and the artifact restored Sarah Kerrigan to her human form. Without their queen to guide and unify them, the Swarm has fractured into several broods scattered throughout the Koprulu sector. One of the greatest threats to the galaxy has been neutralized... or so it seems.

On March 12, 2013, the release of StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm will answer many questions for players around the world, but many more questions remain.

Sarah Kerrigan is on the loose. Even without the terrible powers of the Queen of Blades or the might of the Swarm at her command, the former Ghost remains a foe not to be taken lightly. But if the artifact really did set her free, then why is Kerrigan seeking out Zerg broods scattered throughout the Koprulu sector? Is she still pursuing her quest for vengeance, or has her transformation given Kerrigan a new purpose?

We are pleased to present the opening cinematic for StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm in full HD glory. Whether you ultimately choose to play as Protoss, Terran, or Zerg, you simply must ask yourself one question:

Who is Sarah Kerrigan?

StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm arrives March 12. Avoid the (Zerg) rush on launch day and pre-purchase the game digitally on Battle.net now.

11-Jan-2013 Cinder Kitten Raises More Than $2.3 Million

Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of World of Warcraft players around the world who purchased the Cinder Kitten pet, we’ve raised a total of more than $2.3 million USD to support the American Red Cross’s ongoing Superstorm Sandy relief efforts. In December, we announced that for every Cinder Kitten purchased by December 31, 2012, 100% of the adoption fee would be going to assist victims of this disaster -- and the community embraced this fiery feline in droves, helping out a great cause in the process. Thanks again to everyone who helped make a difference.