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Warcraft 3: Reforged Edition Announced, Release Date Next Year

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Warcraft 3: Reforged, the full remaster of the original Warcraft 3, was announced during the BlizzCon 2018 opening ceremony. The remaster will be available some time in 2019 and can be preordered at playwarcraft3.com and comes with in-game goodies for all other Blizzard games, including a functioning catapult mount for World of Warcraft.

Warcraft 3: Reforged also comes with a remastered cinematic, as seen below. Preorder Spoils of War edition for 4 unique hero skins in Reforged.

Warcraft 3: Reforged Features

  • Fully remodeled characters and animations
  • Remastered maps and campaigns
  • Upgraded UI and World Editor
  • New 4k resolution
  • High-fidelity music
  • Crossplay between Warcraft 3 and Warcraft 3: Reforged
  • Warcraft 3 and Warcraft 3: Reforged will receive continued support, balance patches, and gameplay updates
  • Reforged features a World Editor with “hundreds of new triggers, LUA support, new tools for importing models, and a slew of other enhancements are in the works.”
  • Reforged comes with all modern Battle.net social features, including voice, chat, patching, enhanced ladders, stat tracking, and more.
  • 13 languages supported

Remastered Warcraft 3 Cinematic

Warcraft 3: Reforged Gameplay Footage

Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment (Blue Tracker / Official Post)
Blizzard Entertainment today proudly unveiled Warcraft® III: Reforged™, a stunning reimagining of the revolutionary real-time strategy game that laid the foundation for Azeroth’s most epic stories. A remake in the truest sense, Warcraft III: Reforged sees the original Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos and its award-winning expansion, The Frozen Throne®, rebuilt from the ground up, with a thorough visual overhaul, a suite of contemporary social and matchmaking features via Blizzard Battle.net®, and a pledge of support for its thriving community of creators—starting with an upgraded World Editor.

The founding of Orgrimmar. The fall of Lordaeron. The reign of the Burning Legion. The rise of the Lich King. Veterans and newcomers alike will experience these pivotal events in Azeroth’s history like never before in Warcraft III: Reforged, from the points of view of four distinct factions: the mighty Orcs, the noble Humans, the ancient Night Elves, and the insidious Undead Scourge.
For Warcraft III: Reforged, every character, structure, and environment has been recreated to emphasize the depth, dimension, and personality of this rough-hewn world. The Warcraft III saga, which spans more than 60 campaign missions, enjoys an epic retelling in Reforged, with over four hours of updated in-game cutscenes and rerecorded voice-overs that breathe new life into the earliest renditions of key characters like Sylvanas Windrunner and Arthas Menethil.

“Warcraft III is monumentally important to us here at Blizzard, and its influence is evident in everything we’ve done since,” said J. Allen Brack, President of Blizzard Entertainment. “A project like Warcraft III: Reforged isn’t something we undertake lightly, partly because of this legacy, but more importantly, because we know what it means to our players.”

Warcraft III’s dedicated community of mapmakers has kept the game thriving since it launched in 2002, and Reforged boasts an improved World Editor highly influenced by an ongoing dialogue with this talented group of creators. With countless new tools and features, the World Editor will set mapmakers free to craft new universes for players to enjoy. Existing custom maps will be playable in Reforged, and players will be able to use the new matchmaker to find partners or opponents for traditional melee and custom games.

Warcraft III: Reforged will be released in 2019. Those eager to relive the history of Azeroth can pre-purchase the game today for $29.99 for the standard edition, and $39.99 for the Spoils of War Edition, which includes unique skins for four of the game’s hero units, as well as a host of in-game bonuses for a number of other Blizzard games, such as a gruesome Meat Wagon mount for World of Warcraft®, the Third War cardback for Hearthstone®, and more.

For more information on Warcraft III: Reforged, visit the official website at http://www.playwarcraft3.com. For screenshots, video, and other media, go to https://blizzard.gamespress.com/classic.

Warcraft 3: Reforged Announcement Screenshots

More details will be revealed later in the convention.

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Seth Harkins

PC gamer and lover of (most) things Blizzard. In his off time, he writes bad fan fiction, tends to his growing number of house plants, and enjoys a love-hate relationship with two cats.

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