Although, this game is not a Blizzard game, we are about to launch our Hellgate: London Fansite. In preparations for our new Network site, we interviewed Flagship Studios CEO Bill Roper—former Blizzard North CEO— concerning the E3 2005 highly-awarded Action-RPG game Hellgate: London. The interview focused mostly on concerns about this game that will answer many questions to a wide spectrum of players, from Modding Community, Mac and Linux Communities, to hardcore Multiplayer FPS players. Read our interview
Blizzard is inviting the StarCraft map-making community to design and create the maps that will be used during the invitational tournament that will take place at BlizzCon. The contest details, rules, and submission process can be found here on the contest page.
Blizzplanet and XFire bring you WoW: Rise of the Living Dead Part 2 Movie—created by Dogs of Warcraft guild and Sleeping Dog Productions. The acclaimed World of Warcraft in-game movie was applauded by Caydiem, Community Manager. Check it out on our Wow Movies section. Feel free to submit your movies to us.
Tickets to BlizzCon, Blizzard’s inaugural player convention, are now on sale. If you are interested in attending, you can buy tickets here. If you’d like more information about BlizzCon and what awaits you at the show, please be sure to visit the BlizzCon Web site.
Blizzplanet has access to 6 tickets that are not part of the ticket limit of 4,400. We are allowed to give these tickets to our visitors, willing to buy them, in case BlizzCon tickets are sold out. In the event tickets are sold out, simply contact me Here. Our allocated BlizzCon Tickets are available until 8am PDT on July 29, 2005. If you live near Anaheim, California, and want one of Blizzplanet’s tickets, feel free to contact me. I personally can’t attend to the event since I live in the Eastern coast. Some of the highlights of BlizzCon include:
- Q&A panels with the World of Warcraft? and StarCraft: Ghost developers
- BlizzCon Invitational Tournament featuring top Warcraft III and StarCraft professional gamers from around the world
- A separate LAN area stocked with PCs loaded with Blizzard games
- Contests in which die-hard gamers can compete for great prizes
- Custom BlizzCon merchandise in the BlizzCon store
- A special closing-night concert featuring a to-be-announced band
World of Warcraft continues to take the world by storm as it launches in yet another territory in Asia. On July 21, World of Warcraft goes on sale in Singapore, making the island nation the third territory in Asia to support World of Warcraft and the sixth region worldwide, after North America, Australia and New Zealand, Korea, Europe, and China. We welcome our friends from Singapore into the world of Azeroth and look forward to many great adventures together. Read more here.
GameInformer interviewed Blizzard and their new console division Swingin’Ape Studios about Starcraft: Ghost. Although no release date has been confirmed, Blizzard presumes the game might be ready by the first half of 2006. Two new things are revealed about Starcraft II, the Starcraft franchise has sold 9 million copies to date, and there is no current development of Starcraft II yet. Blizzard does have a concern on revisiting the franchise with a sequel. With the sales of the original series, I am very impressed they haven’t started Starcraft II development with such a success record. Starcraft: Ghost, as stated by Blizzard, is not Starcraft II, and when Blizzard is ready to make an announcement of Starcraft II, the media will be informed. Additionally, Blizzard told GameInformer that there are plans for more Console games made by their recently acquired Console Division. We should keep a close eye on BlizzCon 2005(October 28-29) for any new announcements. Starcraft: Ghost’s release date could possibly be revealed at Blizzcon; and furthermore, it is no secret that Blizzard North has been working on a game—as revealed few months after the executives resigned on 2003.
GameInformer has 3 new Movies of Starcraft: Ghost. The first movie is a 3D animated cinematic showing Marines, and Firebats fighting an Ultralisc, and additionally two movies showing Single Player and Multiplayer action. The Multiplayer movie looks promising and hot!
GFraizer added a new Download of the classic Intro music soundtrack from Warcraft II. This will bring pleasant old memories indeed.
Blizzard has sent a Press Release announcing that World of Warcraft has reached 3.5 Million Subscribers worldwide and after the launch in China, 1.5 Million Chinese subscribers have joined World of Warcraft. Read the Press Release below …