News Archive

April 2010

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Apr 9, 2010 New StarCraft Fan Art
The Blizzard Fan Art Section has been updated with 3 new artwork from StarCraft.
Apr 8, 2010 StarCraft II Heaven's Devils Novel Excerpt
In Heaven's Devils, the new hardback StarCraft II novel, readers will learn the origins of the enduring friendship between the young upstart Jim Raynor and the streetwise soldier Tychus Findlay. Read as they battle on the front lines of a fierce interplanetary war and bear witness to the Confederacy's rank corruption -- corruption so reprehensible that it rains immeasurable death and destruction upon the government's own people.

Every Wednesday, an exciting chapter excerpt from the novel will be posted for you to read. You can check out the first one now.

Autographed and numbered collector's editions of the book are available in a special collector's box.
Apr 8, 2010 StarCraft II Collector's Edition Announced
As you know, the beta test for StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty is well underway -- as are our launch preparations. We’re pleased to reveal today that we’re putting together what will be our biggest, most feature-packed collector’s edition to date. The StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty Collector’s Edition will contain…well…it’s too much to list here, so check out the press release for yourself and take a look at the special Collector’s Edition page we put together for this announcement.
Apr 7, 2010 Holiday Fan Art Calendar Contest Winners
'Tis the season to announce the winners of our first Holiday Fan Art Calendar Contest! After receiving many creative and inspired submissions from around the world, we've chosen the very best of the best works of art that captured the spirit of Azeroth's various and sundry seasonal events. Congrats to our grand-prize winner, Sumeet Lall, and to our eleven runners-up. Sumeet will receive a Wacom Cintiq 12WX pen input tablet, and all of the winners' artwork will be featured in the 2011 World of Warcraft Daily Calendar.

You can check out a list of all the winners and their entries in our gallery here.
Apr 6, 2010 New Diablo Fan Art

The Blizzard Fan Art Section has been updated with three new artwork from Diablo.

Apr 5, 2010 StarCraft II Video Contest
We are pleased to announce the first-ever open submission StarCraft II video contest. The time of the cinematically-gifted StarCraft player has come. Direct, star in, choreograph, machina-ize, and generally get creative with the universe you've played in for so long. As long as it's in video format (and PG-13), the sky is the limit! A few of the best moviemakers may just film their way into some fantastic prizes like a new Samsung television and an Alienware Monitor OptX 3D LCD with NVIDIA 3D Vision Kit. Want to know more? Click here.
Apr 2, 2010 April Fools!

We hope you enjoyed our April Fools' Day jokes this year! If you missed them, check out this year's pranks:

And so, the Blizzard Joke Squad go galumphing back whence they came, hiding amid the slithy toves that gyre and gimble in the wabe, busily plotting and scheming for the future. See you again next year!

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