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Warcraft III remaster announced at BlizzCon 2018

Warcraft III needs no introduction. It's one of the best real-time strategy games ever made, and revolutionized the genre back in 2002. Not only did it offer phenomenal combat and tactics, but it also told a touching story from all points of view. However, it's been over a decade since we've seen a return to the franchise. While Blizzard Entertainment isn't working on a new game in the series, the team is remastering Warcraft III for modern devices.

Today, during BlizzCon 2018, the remastered Warcraft III: Reforged was announced. Aside from providing cinematic trailers which detailed the story once more, the gameplay footage which showcases high-definition visuals and other enhancements blew gamers away. While Diablo 4 and Warcraft IV remain a mystery, Warcraft III will suffice until then. Hopefully the sting of Diablo Immortal will be assuaged by the Warcraft III: Reforged announcement.

A special "Spoils of War" edition will be available for preorder on Battle.net. According to a report by GameSpot, "buying it will entitle you to content in other Blizzard games, including Diablo III, Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, and World of Warcraft." It'll probably cost a lot more too.

We'll keep you posted as soon as we know more about the project. While we would've loved to see a new game in the franchise, Warcraft III is a classic that never gets old. Are you excited about this Warcraft III remaster? Let us know.

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9 Comments
  • I never thought they would announce it. Its not Warcraft 4, but this is fine! I wish they had added Naga and draenor or even blood elves as a race though... but I understand that balancing makes it harder.
  • that would be cool... while remastering, expand it a bit.
  • Doesn't look very good, to be honest. Of course it's better than playing the original but it looks like a lazy or pointless remaster. Pass.
  • IDK, I admire the effort, but I feel like they could have made it even better. I know they wanted to try and keep the nostalgia and still keep it the same game, but some elements feel really old. Like the UI for example, and the grass. I mean look at how much detail Uther and Mal'Ganis have.
  • Brings almost zero value over the original imo. The original already works well on modern PCs and still looks good enough, and is a pleasure to play.
  • @fdruid. Well, they can always update it later so it's not really too much of a deal breaker imo. Especially when 4K becames mainstream, although I imagine by then most people will be wearing pairs of thick magnifying glasses by then lol.
  • 2018. The only thing bothers me is the feedback after getting hit. Arrow disappears, melee attack has 0 weight.
  • They could have spent the time on Warcraft 4, and the crowd was rather upset about the uh.. "Diablo announcement" if you can call it that
  • Don't you guys have phones?