So we know that Blizzard is working on a HD remaster of StarCraft, and now it looks like Blizzard could be doing the same with some of their older franchises, such as Diablo 2 and Warcraft 3. This is according to a report from PCGamesN who spotted a couple of job listings at Blizzard that hinted at such plans.
So we know that Blizzard has plans to expand its mobile titles. Hearthstone is a good example of Blizzard bringing games to mobile, and we’ve also seen them expand the World of Warcraft’s mobile capabilities via a companion app. Just last month it also seemed like there were plans for more mobile titles thanks a job listing.
With the quality that gamers have come to expect from Blizzard’s games, many had hoped and assumed that the same quality and attention to detail would be paid to the Warcraft movie by Legendary Pictures. Unfortunately save for China, the movie was considered a flop based on the many reviews we read for it.
Following the announcement that Blizzard would be remaking Diablo 1 inside of Diablo 3, some have wondered that if this could herald the remastering of other older Blizzard games, namely the Warcraft RTS franchise which has admittedly been put on the backburner ever since the release of the World of Warcraft MMORPG.
A company is more than just one person, but sometimes there are individuals who help shape a company into what it is today. For example many still associate Microsoft with Bill Gates, or Apple with Steve Jobs, and in the gaming industry, we have Chris Metzen of Blizzard, who has in the past been one of the company’s most passionate and outspoken employees.
If you have been playing Blizzard’s games since the original Warcraft, there’s a good chance you might have heard of a game called Warcraft Adventures: Lord of the Clans, which based on what we have seen in screenshots and in terms of gameplay, reminded us very heavily of the Monkey Island series.
Given how long the Warcraft franchise has been going on for, safe to say that the lore of the game has been built up quite a bit, and while there are new things added to the game constantly, there are some things that remain a staple. For example in the game there are several weapons wielded by various characters that have become synonymous with the game.
Missed your chance to watch the Warcraft movie in the cinemas? Fret not because it looks like the movie’s DVD/Blu-ray release date has been revealed, so come 27th September you will be able to pick yourself up a copy if you’re so inclined. Even if you have seen the movie, we guess this would be a good way to rewatch it.
We’re not sure what it is about gaming and beer, but both of them seem to go hand in hand. For example we’ve seen Call of Duty beer, Mortal Kombat beers, and Fallout beers, so it doesn’t really come as a surprise to find out that over in China, they’ve actually created beers based around Warcraft.
It is no secret that the Warcraft movie kind of tanked in the US, but over in China it is pulling in the big bucks and has beaten out the likes of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. In fact according to the latest numbers in terms of revenue it generated, the Warcraft movie is actually the most successful video game movie of all time.
Chances are if you are a fan of the Warcraft franchise, the Warcraft movie is one that you’ve been waiting for a long time now. However you’ve probably heard that the general consensus is that it is a bad movie, and that probably only fans of the franchise will love it. Despite the negative reviews, over in China the results paint a completely different picture.
In some parts of the world, the Warcraft movie has been released, but for those of us living in the US, the movie will be dropping this coming Thursday. Reviews have been mixed, although for the most part they seem to be negative, but given Warcraft’s long and storied history and the millions of players that have played the franchise, we reckon they’ll watch it anyway.
As you might have heard, last month Blizzard announced that gamers who log into World of Warcraft will be eligible to receive in-game items that tie-in with the Warcraft movie. The items have already been handed out to players, but just in case you didn’t know, Blizzard has decided to remind gamers via the World of Warcraft blog.
If you’re looking forward to the Warcraft movie, you might be interested to learn that Xiaomi has gotten in on the movie as well and according to a recent post by Hugo Barra, it turns out that the company has released a Warcraft movie theme for their Mi smartphones, which you can go ahead and download if you own one of their devices.