Blizzard Entertainment is using this week’s E3 Expo in Los Angeles to debut the
designed for the forthcoming game Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, as well as more provide more information about another forthcoming game, World of Warcraft. The new title is Blizzard’s entry into the popular online massively multiplayer role-playing genre.
Blizzard’s World of Warcraft has only been announced for the Windows platform, but considering Blizzard is batting a perfect record when it comes to making its games for the Mac, this exciting new game is definitely worth noting.
World of Warcraft draws players into the battle-ravaged world of Azeroth, the same land that’s served as the setting for the entire Warcraft series. What’s different about World of Warcraft is that it’s an online role-playing game, as opposed to a strategy game like the previous three Warcraft titles.
“With World of Warcraft, we are creating an incredibly dynamic online gaming experience complete with endless possibilities to surprise and engross both hardcore Warcraft veterans and novice gamers alike,” said Blizzard Entertainment president and co-founder Mike Morhaime.
Blizzard plans to show off new embellishments to the online world of Azeroth, including the addition of two new uncharted regions called The Deadmines and The Monastery. Gamers will be able to go on quests in the new lands as they engage in combat and adventures. Also new at this year’s show is a presentation of three of the game’s “many” character classes, according to Blizzard — Warriors, Mages and Shamans. The game’s fourth race, Dwarves, will also be revealed at the show.
World of Warcraft is set four years after the events depicted in Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, which is expected to be released for the Mac and Windows this summer. New threats have emerged in the world of Azeroth, and players must explore the lands, develop fellowships with other players and build their strength.