Blizzard has inaugurated its BlizzardCon event this Friday, in digital format this year They have presented the news of some of its most outstanding franchises, such as Diablo, World of Warcraft, and Hearthstone but also classic titles with Blizzard Arcade Collection. Blizzard celebrates 30 years this year during which time members of the community have grown up with the developer’s most iconic games. And now with the pandemic, video games have acquired a greater weight in people’s lives, as J. Allen Brack, president of Blizzard Entertainment, has highlighted on stage.
For this reason, they have dedicated this event, which has been held online under the name ‘Blizzconline’, whom they consider their heroes, the members of their community. Diablo 4 was announced last year at a very difficult time for the company, embroiled in various controversies, but it seems that players have partly forgiven the company given the reaction to the new trailer for the game.
The great novelty announced is a new type of character, the rogue, which stands out for its speed and versatility, since it can stab, shoot and trap its enemies and improve its combat with elements such as poisons or magic.
Within the Diablo franchise, the company has shown something more about Diablo: Immortal, a mobile title with a new story that will be located between Diablo 2 and Diablo 3.Finally, in a long-awaited move for its veteran players, Blizzard has announced Diablo 2: Resurrected, the remastering of the original game released in 2000, with graphical enhancements to be seen in cutscenes. It will be available this year for all gaming platforms.
A LOOK BACK
The event also hosted the company’s new releases, such as the Blizzard Arcade Collection, which includes three arcade titles from the 90s: The Lost Vikings, Black Throne, and Rock & Roll Racing. This edition of the company’s classic games introduces updated features such as saving, loading, and new game modes. From today it is available for PC, and will also arrive on Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PS4.
Blizzard has also introduced the new Hearthstone expansion, Forged in the Wastes, which introduces 135 new cards, and a new game mode: Mercenaries, a strategy RPG, which will arrive at the tavern at the end of the year. Massively multiplayer online video game (MMO) World of Warcraft will also be receiving updates soon. Specifically, Shadowlands will expand with Chains of Domination, which will take players to the domains of Jailer, who has a new champion, recruited by Sylvanas Windrunner. The return to the past that began with World of Warcraft: Classic will continue to expand with Burning Crusade, which brings back the first WoW expansion, in which the heroes of Azeroth had to pass through the Dark Portal. It will arrive throughout this year.