All-out war between the Horde and the Alliance erupts in the seventh
expansion to Blizzard Entertainment’sWorld of Warcraft®
Recruit and play as new Allied Races, plunder the Islands of the
Great Sea in search of vital resources, lead the charge in grand-scale
PvE Warfronts, and more
ANAHEIM, Calif.–#BlizzCon–The battle against the Legion has left the world broken—but the
shattered trust between the Alliance and the Horde could prove the
hardest wound to mend. Blizzard Entertainment today unveiled plans for World
of Warcraft®: Battle for Azeroth™,
a new expansion to the company’s acclaimed massively multiplayer online
role-playing game that will test players’ resolve as they champion their
faction’s cause in a devastating new war.
In Battle for Azeroth, the fall of the Burning Legion has set off
a series of disastrous incidents that reignites the furious rivalry
between the noble Alliance and the mighty Horde. As a new age of warfare
begins, Azeroth’s heroes must set out on a harrowing journey in search
of new allies, race to claim the world’s mightiest resources to turn the
tides of war, and fight on several fronts to determine which side will
lead Azeroth into its uncertain future.
“Conflict is at the heart of the Warcraft®
saga, and in Battle for Azeroth, tensions that have been
simmering for a long time escalate into all-out war,” said Mike
Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “World of
Warcraft players are incredibly passionate about the characters and
factions they identify with in the game, and this expansion will make
them prouder than ever to declare their allegiance to the Horde or to
World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth includes new features and
content that will put heroes’ dedication and fortitude to the test. In
this expansion, players will be called upon to:
To learn more about World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth, visit
the expansion’s official website at www.worldofwarcraft.com/battleforazeroth.
About Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.
Best known for blockbuster hits including World of Warcraft®,
the Warcraft®, StarCraft®,
and Diablo® franchises, and the multi-franchise Heroes
of the Storm®, Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. (www.blizzard.com),
a division of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), is a premier developer
and publisher of entertainment software renowned for creating some of
the industry’s most critically acclaimed games. Blizzard Entertainment’s
track record includes twenty-one #1 games* and multiple Game
of the Year awards. The company’s online gaming service, Blizzard
Battle.net®, is one of the largest online-gaming services in
the world, with millions of active players.
*Sales and/or downloads, based on internal company records and
reports from key distribution partners.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-looking
Statements: Information in this press release that involves
Blizzard Entertainment’s expectations, plans, intentions or strategies
regarding the future, including statements about the gameplay, features,
and functionality of World of Warcraft®:
Battle for Azeroth, are forward-looking statements that are not
facts and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Factors that
could cause Blizzard Entertainment’s actual future results to differ
materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements set
forth in this release include unanticipated product delays and other
factors identified in the risk factors sections of Activision Blizzard’s
most recent annual report on Form 10-K and any subsequent quarterly
reports on Form 10-Q. The forward-looking statements in this release are
based upon information available to Blizzard Entertainment and
Activision Blizzard as of the date of this release, and neither Blizzard
Entertainment nor Activision Blizzard assumes any obligation to update
any such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements believed
to be true when made may ultimately prove to be incorrect. These
statements are not guarantees of the future performance of Blizzard
Entertainment or Activision Blizzard and are subject to risks,
uncertainties and other factors, some of which are beyond its control
and may cause actual results to differ materially from current
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