Blizzard announces 'massively multiplayer' Diablo Immortal for mobile

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Blizzard announces 'massively multiplayer' Diablo Immortal for mobile

At Blizzcon today, Blizzard announced a mobile game in the Diablo series, called Diablo Immortal, "because nothing brings a family together like slaying demons." Diablo lead gameplay designer Wyatt Chang teased the game after dropping some Diablo lore and rolling a cinematic. "We want to do it in a way that's true to Blizzard, putting gameplay first. We want to do it in a way that feels right for Diablo. We are making a full-fledged action-RPG you can play everywhere, with everyone," Chang said.

Hearthstone's next expansion is Rastakhan's Rumble

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Hearthstone's next expansion is Rastakhan's Rumble

Once every generation, Azeroth's Troll tribes come together to compete for the blessings of the Loa and the favor of King Rastakhan. The no-holds-barred battle forms the basis for Rastakhan's Rumble, the next Hearthstone expansion, which was just revealed today as part of the BlizzCon opening ceremony. 

Warcraft 3 is being remastered, coming next year

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Warcraft 3 is being remastered, coming next year

Warcraft 3, the seminal RTS that really kickstarted Warcraft as a major franchise and launched a little mod called DOTA, is being remastered. Called Warcraft 3: Reforged, this remaster will be coming "next year" and will feature an all new coat of paint, updating the graphics and animations to look stunningly hi-res (4K is supported) while still retaining that goofy Warcraft charm.

The next Overwatch hero is Ashe

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The next Overwatch hero is Ashe

Overwatch's next hero is an old McCree associate, Elizabeth Caledonia Ashe. She was revealed during BlizzCon's Opening Ceremony with a new cinematic today—check that out above.

WoW's 2018 charity pet is the adorable Whomper, proceeds go to code.org

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WoW's 2018 charity pet is the adorable Whomper, proceeds go to code.org

At Blizzcon today, Blizzard announced Whomper, this year's World of Warcraft charity pet. The proceeds from Whomper, who costs $10 on the Blizzard store and looks very sad that you haven't adopted him yet, will go to Code.org. Blizzard's executive producer of WoW, John Hight, called Code "a non-profit dedicated to expanding computer science education in schools, and increasing participation by women and minorities."

World of Warcraft: Classic is coming summer 2019, won't require another subscription

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World of Warcraft: Classic is coming summer 2019, won't require another subscription

World of Warcraft: Classic, the recreation of the MMO when it launched in 2004, is coming summer 2019—and better yet, you won't need to pay a separate subscription from your normal WoW one to play it. Announced live at Blizzcon 2018, executive producer John Hight revealed that progress on Classic had made strides since it was first revealed last year and that next year players would finally get to experience World of Warcraft as it was when it first launched 14 years ago.

Undertale creator answers questions about his mysterious new project

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Undertale creator answers questions about his mysterious new project

Undertale creator Toby Fox released a free, rather odd game yesterday called Deltarune, which those of you who are cleverer than I will notice is an anagram of Undertale. And it is, as Samuel put it, "familiarly Undertale-y." But what is it, actually? That was less clear, and Fox himself didn't help with that when he warned that, "FOR PUBLIC SAFETY, YOU ARE ADVISED TO REFRAIN FROM DISCUSSION OF THE PROGRAM FOR 24 HOURS."