Blizzcon News-Round Up

This weekend might be BlizzCon but Blizzard is still in trouble from their potential International Crisis involving violations of players’ First Amendment Rights, but they are going all-in on Blizzcon, and Tonight, we have a round-up of the news that made an impact on the web.

J. Allen Brack

Blizzard issues ‘Apology’ but comes out Hollow.

Instead of being greeted by a trailer filled with fancy graphics, and something to make your wallet nervous, we’re stuck with Blizzard President J. Allen Brack is on the stage. Brack opens with an apology for its recent Ban of Hearthstone Player Blitzchung, the apology was vague, not offering details (Including any mention of China or Hong Kong). For more regarding the hollowed apology, head over to Vice.

Diablo IV Logo

Diablo IV is Happening

After years of moving in the shadows, Blizzard pulled out one of their big guns and that was Diablo IV, this marks the first entry since Diablo III in 2012. Revealed in a lengthy cinematic trailer, this will take a darker turn; making a return to its original roots. Blizzard had this to say about the new chapter:

Taking place years after the events of Diablo III, millions of lives have been slaughtered by the actions of High Heavens and the Burning Hells alike; Now in the Vacuum of Power, a Legendary name resurfaces.

Diablo IV Cinematic Trailer

New Classes, New Gameplay:

With the announcement of returning to darker roots, we’re also getting three new classes; The Brutish Barbarian, the Enchanting Sorceress, and the Cunning Druid.

Diablo IV Gameplay Trailer

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands is Revealed

World of Warcraft Shadowlands Still
Image Credit: Blizzard Entertainment

Boy, that new Final Fantasy XIV trailer looks promising… Oh wait, that’s World of Warcraft; We’re greeted with an intense battle between Sylvanas and The new Lich King, only to see the Banshee Queen destroy the Lich’s helmet and then Chaos ensues. Speaking of Final Fantasy, they responded to WoW’s latest trailer with this tweet.

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands Cinematic Trailer
Shadowlands Features Overview