News Archive

February 2010

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Feb 25, 2010 BlizzCast #13
In our thirteenth BlizzCast episode, we focus on the recent start of the StarCraft II beta! An interview with the StarCraft II's production director and game director discusses what beta testers and the overall StarCraft community can expect in the latest multiplayer version of the game. The developers also provide some insight into other topics such as the single player campaign, eSports, and macro mechanics. In our second segment, World of Warcraft and Diablo community managers take you through a Q&A segment sharing exciting information about how the future of those series are shaping up.

Check out BlizzCast 13 now!
Feb 24, 2010 New Fan Art
The Blizzard Fan Art Section has been updated with 3 new artwork from Diablo.
Feb 22, 2010 New StarCraft Fan Art

The Blizzard Fan Art Section has been updated with one new artwork from StarCraft.

Feb 22, 2010 Plush Wind Rider Cub and Gryphon Pets Available Now
The Azeroth Flight Master's Association is pleased to announce that two of the world's most popular and luxurious modes of transportation just got a little plusher. The Wind Rider Cub and Gryphon Hatchling, the first in a new line of cuddly, crafty stuffed critters, are now available exclusively through the Pet Store in the online Blizzard Store.

Each plush toy comes with a code that gets you a matching account-bound non-combat companion to travel alongside you in the game -- and because these creatures are too young to care about Horde and Alliance politics, they'll tag along with you no matter what faction you're on. Take the nearest flight point to the online Blizzard Store and get yours today.
Feb 19, 2010 Blizzard Entertainment YouTube Channel Update
The official Blizzard Entertainment channel on YouTube just received a visual update in the form of a new channel skin. Head over there now and check out high-quality streaming versions of our cinematics, gameplay trailers, and in-game movies.
Feb 17, 2010 New Fan Art
The Blizzard Fan Art Section has been updated with 4 new artwork from Warcraft.
Feb 17, 2010 StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty Beta Is Now Live!

The Koprulu sector rings once more with the sounds of battle, for the public beta test of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty has officially begun! Invitations to participate in the beta test are now being delivered. As with previous Blizzard Entertainment titles, the beta-test process for StarCraft II will occur in phases. In each phase, we will be selecting players who meet specific criteria and who have opted in via their Battle.net accounts.

Players who have been invited to participate in the beta test will need to have a Battle.net account. For more information on the StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty beta test, please read the FAQ and our recent media alert.

If you didn't receive a beta test invite, don't worry -- it's possible that you'll be added in a later phase. Keep an eye on the email address associated with your Battle.net account, and stay tuned to www.StarCraft2.com for further updates.

Feb 17, 2010 Pandaren Monk Helps Make Wishes Come True

On Tuesday, Feb. 16, we were honored to host a special event at our Irvine, Calif. headquarters to mark the donation of more than $1.1 million to the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Make-A-Wish Foundation International, two organizations that grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions in 36 countries around the world. This donation, which was based on 50 percent of the total sales during November and December of the Pandaren Monk pet for World of Warcraft, was ultimately made possible by the World of Warcraft community. We appreciate the support the community showed for this important cause.

As part of yesterday's event, we invited 15 wish children and their families to tour the Blizzard campus, meet with the World of Warcraft development team, and participate in a variety of fun activities. Check out the press release to read more about the event, and visit the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Make-A-Wish Foundation International websites to learn more about these organizations.

Feb 16, 2010 Diablo III: Female Barbarian Art

The barbarian class page has been updated with a new piece of concept art depicting the female barbarian as well as a close-up view of her in-game model. Check out this new look at a relentless terror of the battlefield over at the barbarian class page.

Feb 12, 2010 FigurePets Series 3 Now Available

Series 3 of FigurePets, limited-edition pets created to go along with the custom character statues from FigurePrints, is now available. Series 3 features Perky Pug, Deviate Hatchling, and the Pandaren Monk, all manufactured using high-tech 3D printing, and is only available until March 31, after which the pets will not be produced again. You can purchase them individually for $29.95 or get the whole set for $74.85, and with any FigurePets order, you'll also get a 10% discount on a FigurePrints character statue. For more information or to place an order, head over to www.figureprints.com/figurepets.

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