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Blizzard celebrates its 25th anniversary

Blizzard celebrates its 25th anniversary

This weekend Blizzard Entertainment is celebrating its anniversary. It's already been 25 years since the company founders Michael Morhaime, Allen Adham, and Frank Pearce started creating games on February 8, 1991. They have released an emotive commemorative video that showcases some of their best moments since the release of Warcraft: Orcs & Humans, one of the major real time strategy hits of all times, and a title that along other games like Diablo, Starcraft, Hearthstone and Overwatch have become over the years the foundation of one of the most important gaming companies worldwide.

Celebrate 25 Years with Blizzard Entertainment

But this year's Blizzcon has more to offer than the celebration of the anniversary, and it´s been full of announcements regarding Blizzard games so far: Diablo turns 20 years old next month and there are a few events and changes coming to the franchise. Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls players will be able to experience the original Diablo in a limited-time retrospective event called "The Darkening of Tristram", that will allow you to play through a retro version of the 16 original levels of the first game of the series. Also, a new class has been announced. The Necromancer will join the ranks of the Nephalem as part of a "character pack" that will be released for Diablo 3 in 2017.

Diablo III: Rise of the Necromancer Pack Reveal – BlizzCon 2016

Hearthstone has a new expansion incoming. Mean Streets of Gadgetzan will introduce three new factions, Grimy Goons, Jade Lotus and Kabal, that make up the major crime families in World of Warcraft's city. The expansion will go live at the beginning of December and it will introduce the new tri-class cards.

Mean Streets of Gadgetzan Cinematic Trailer

A new character will join Overwatch roster. Sombra has made a debut during the opening ceremony and she will be playable on Public Test Realm next week.

Overwatch Animated Short | "Infiltration"

Starcraft 2 will get new co-op missions and a new co-op commander in the form of Alexei Stukov, the vice admiral of the UED Expeditionary Fleet. Alexei commands a deadly force of infested Terrans. Also, Blizzard has announced that the final set of Nova missions will be playable on November 22nd.

Co-op Commander Preview: Alexei Stukov

Blizzcon 2016 still have a few hours to go and we are sure that more information about all the upcoming changes coming to Blizzard games will be appearing during the next few days. We will keep you informed. From here we also wish to congratulate the company on its anniversary and we hope that they will continue making awesome games for the players to enjoy.

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