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Blizzcon 2015 Opening Ceremonies Live Blog

Posted Nov 06, 2015 by Suzie Ford

Blizzcon 2015 is ready to get underway complete with the brief, yet major, announcements for all of Blizzard's titles: World of Warcraft, Starcraft, Diablo, Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm and Overwatch. Don't forget the world premier of the first Warcraft movie trailer. We'll be updating this post as the action unfolds so keep an eye on this space!

Five minutes and counting....

  • And we begin with a discussion of Starcraft and how RTS is part of our history. Starcraft "our best RTS ever".
  • "Legacy of the Void" is for you.
  • Mike Morheim takes the stage, president & CEO of Blizzard
  • "This is our 25th year making games and next month is the 20th anniversary since Warcraft 2."

Mana Kitty charitable pet in WoW with all proceeds through December 31st going to Make-a-Wish

What's next for Starcraft after Legacy of the Void: We refine and add new experiences. We want them to be the best they can be. In addition to ongoing support, we plan to create SC2 mission packs that add new experiences in the universe. 3 new missions coming Spring 2016.

Warcraft Movie - We found the right partner in Legendary Pictures. This is something that will make you proud.

Several cast members are introduced by Duncan Jones.

The trailer premiers!


Heroes of the Storm

A brand new game mode that will come sometime in 2016 called The Arena. Random teams are put together to duke it out to last man standing. There are not a lot of game rules. Three random heroes and heroic ability before jumping into battle.

New heroes, maps, game modes, costumes, maps at Blizzcon today: Cho'Gall "one hero, two players", Greymane, Lunara, a new map, Towers of Doom, The Arena

Cho'Gall is added to attendee and virtual ticket accounts and a few lucky BattleNet players this month. Others can get him by going on a quest to get him. Party with someone who doesn't have Cho'Gall, 2 games and it's awarded, 4 games yields a pile of HotS gold in thanks for playing.


Hearthstone - Releasing later in November

A new evil rises. There will be danger and doom. Who will answer the call. THE LEAGUE OF EXPLORERS! Brann Bronzebeard is the founder.

  • New Cards: Explorer's Hat
  • New mechanic - "Discover"

OVERWATCH

  • New Heroes - D.Va and Mei, Genji
  • New Map - Hollywood
  • When you buy Overwatch, you get all 21 heroes, all of the maps, content and features.

The Overwatch Origins Edition:

  • 5 Origins editions skins hearkens to the backstory for each character that got one
  • Also digital goodies that make up the Origin edition
  • WoW pet, Starcraft portraits, card backs for Hearthstone, Diablo 3 wings, Tracer to HotS
COMING TO XBOX ONE AND PLAYSTATION 4 CONFIRMED

OVERWATCH LAUNCHING SPRING 2016

WORLD OF WARCRAFT LEGION - Metzen Takes the Stage

Legion takes a look at the height of their conflict, engaged against a foe neither can defeat alone. The Burning Legion Returns.

Illidan Stormrage is returning and he's pissed. He's bringing with him him Illidari.

SUMMER 2016!!!

Sylvanas fans -- she's going to be a factor moving forward. It's exciting times!

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Suzie Ford / Suzie is the Associate Editor and News Manager at MMORPG.com. Follow her on Twitter @MMORPGMom
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