New heroes, characters, game modes and more in the works for Blizzard’s top titles.
Blizzard Entertainment held a media briefing today before its official livestream tomorrow and discussed new details for several of its top titles, both currently released and coming soon.
It first talked about StarCraft 2: Legacy of the Void and how it would have a new co-op mode called Allied Commanders that allows players to control heroes like Jim Raynor, Kerrigan and Artanis in order to defeat enemies in a series of missions. Commanders will have their own special abilities and level up throughout a mission. A demonstration of this new mode will be done on August 8th, 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM and August 9th, 1 PM to 2 PM.
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft will see its next expansion in The Grand Tournament and 11 new cards and a jousting mechanic were revealed to players. The expansion releases later this month.
Heroes of the Storm’s Eternal Conflict event continues with Kharazim, the Monk, joining the Hero roster alongside Rexxar of Warcraft fame and Artanis of StarCraft. A new three-lane battleground was also showcased in the Infernal Shrines wherein players will use a Punisher demon to beat down the opposing team.
Finally, there’s Overwatch which received a new hero in Lúcio, a Brazilian musician with roller skates who can grind on walls and use his music to support his team, and two new maps, namely Numbani and Volskaya Industries. Lúcio will be playable on the show floor along with McCree, Soldier 76 and Zarya who were announced earlier this year.
Remember to stay tuned tomorrow for Blizzard’s livestream and tell us what you think of today’s event in the comments.