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To Battle! Warcraft® III: Reforged Is Now Live

January 28, 2020 GMT
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To Battle! Warcraft® III: Reforged Is Now Live
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To Battle! Warcraft® III: Reforged Is Now Live

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 28, 2020--

Relive some of the most epic moments in Azeroth’s history with Warcraft ® III: Reforged, a thorough reimagining of Blizzard’s groundbreaking real-time strategy game. Combining the original Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos ® and its award-winning expansion, The Frozen Throne ®,Warcraft III: Reforged re-envisions a pivotal period in the Warcraft saga, with a robust single-player story spanning seven individual campaigns, a top-to-bottom overhaul of its graphics and sound, up-to-date social and matchmaking features via Blizzard’s Battle.net ® online-gaming service, and a revamped World Editor to power the community’s creations.

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Experience a pivotal period in the Warcraft saga through an epic single-player story spanning over 60 missions, and test yourself in battle online with Warcraft III’s timeless competitive multiplayer gameplay. (Graphic: Business Wire)

Players will revisit the Warcraft III story in Reforged, with over 60 missions to experience from the eyes of four factions—the mighty Orcs, the noble Humans, the ancient Night Elves, and the insidious Undead. Players will witness firsthand key moments in Azeroth’s history, from the Burning Legion’s invasion to the ascension of the Lich King, and learn the origins of iconic Warcraft characters like Thrall, Jaina Proudmoore, Sylvanas Windrunner, Illidan Stormrage, and others.

Warcraft III is one of our proudest achievements as a company, and we’re honored that so many players around the world still hold it up as a paragon of the RTS genre,” said J. Allen Brack, president of Blizzard Entertainment. “With Warcraft III: Reforged, our biggest goal was to modernize the game while retaining everything that players have loved about it, and we hope everyone agrees that we’ve done it justice.”

Warcraft III: ReforgedFeatures

Players can purchase Warcraft III: Reforged digitally from the Blizzard Shop. The standard edition is available for $29.99; for $39.99, players can purchase the Spoils of War Edition, which comes with unique hero skins for Arthas, Cenarius, Jaina, and Thrall. Also included with the Spoils of War Edition are a host of in-game bonuses for other Blizzard games, such as the gruesome Meat Wagon mount for World of Warcraft ®, the Third War cardback for Hearthstone ®, the Mal’ganis pet for Diablo III®, and more.

For more information on Warcraft III: Reforged, visit the official website at http://www.playwarcraft3.com. For screenshots, video, and other media, go to https://blizzard.gamespress.com/Warcraft-III-Reforged-Launch-Press-Kit.

About Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.

Best known for blockbuster hits, including World of Warcraft®,Hearthstone®,Overwatch®, the Warcraft®, StarCraft®, and Diablo® franchises, and the multi-franchise Heroes of the Storm®, Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. ( www.blizzard.com ), a division of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), is a premier developer and publisher of entertainment software renowned for creating some of the industry’s most critically acclaimed games. Blizzard Entertainment’s track record includes twenty-two #1 games * and multiple Game of the Year awards. The company’s online gaming service, Battle.net®, is one of the largest online-gaming services in the world, with millions of active players.

*Sales and/or downloads, based on internal company records and reports from key distributors.

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CONTACT: Fabio Lo Zito

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flozito@blizzard.com

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SOURCE: Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.

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