BlizzCon 2018 – Warcraft III: Reforged Keeping The RTS Torch Burning

Blizzard have unveiled a surprising (but very welcome) new take on a classic in the form of Warcraft III: Reforged, a re-imagining of the revolutionary real-time strategy game that laid the foundation for Azeroth’s epic stories and lore.

This is looking like a remake in the truest sense, Warcraft III: Reforged sees the original Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos and its award-winning expansion, The Frozen Throne, rebuilt from the ground up, with a thorough visual overhaul, a suite of contemporary social and matchmaking features via Battle.net, and a pledge of support for its thriving community of creators—starting with an upgraded World Editor, the very editing tool that spawned the entire MOBA genre back in the day. 

The founding of Orgrimmar. The fall of Lordaeron. The reign of the Burning Legion. The rise of the Lich King. Veterans and newcomers alike will experience these pivotal events in Azeroth’s history like never before in Reforged, from the points of view of four distinct factions: the mighty Orcs, the noble Humans, the ancient Night Elves, and the insidious Undead Scourge.

Every character, structure, and environment has been recreated to emphasise the depth, dimension, and personality of this rough-hewn world. The Warcraft III saga, which spans more than 60 campaign missions, enjoys an epic retelling in this remake, with over four hours of updated in-game cutscenes and re-recorded voice-overs that breathe new life into the earliest renditions of key characters like Sylvanas Windrunner and Arthas Menethil.

J. Allen Brack, newly appointed President of Blizzard Entertainment chimed in:

Warcraft III is monumentally important to us here at Blizzard, and its influence is evident in everything we’ve done since, a project like Warcraft III: Reforged isn’t something we undertake lightly, partly because of this legacy, but more importantly, because we know what it means to our players.

Warcraft III: Reforged will be released in 2019. Those eager to relive the history of Azeroth can pre-purchase the game today for $44.95 AUD/$49.99 NZD for the standard edition, and $59.95 AUD/$64.99 NZD for the Spoils of War Edition, which includes unique skins for four of the game’s hero units, as well as a host of in-game bonuses for a number of other Blizzard games, such as a gruesome Meat Wagon mount for World of Warcraft, the Third War card back for Hearthstone, and much more.

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