Heroes of the Storm bows before the force of Kel’Thuzad

He might be dead (several times over), but don’t count Kel’Thuzad out. The iconic World of Warcraft villain has been resurrected to become the latest champion for Heroes of the Storm.

This latest character will be a ranged burst mage that locks down enemies and rips them apart with all sorts of spells. He can root enemies, bind them with chains, fire off a bolt of death and decay, and blast enemies with frost nova.

Blizzard obviously sees this as a Big Deal, because it’s giving the Archlich of Naxxramas an immense amount of attention as due a character that’s been lurking about in the franchise for 20 years now. In fact, Kel’Thuzad even got an animated short and will be the focus of a five-part (!) series detailing his history and resurrection. Check out the beginning of all of this after the break.

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GoJammit

Whoa hold up. who is the ice shick with wings? Is Jaina getting an update?

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Armsbend

The animated short is pretty rad and high quality. I hope the cartoons are a permanent new thing for HotS.

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Slaasher

Interesting that you say that. Recently I have been watching some of their tournaments on twitch when they run them and have noticed a number of very, VERY high quality promos for each class in HOTS. They look great. They sound great. … They’re just executed very well.
I think it is permanent and expect to see a lot more of this type of thing in the future.

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Keir

I’m glad Blizzard continues to support this bomb, but I can’t imagine that it’ll last forever. Only a matter of time before they stop development on it. I am surprised they haven’t taken more drastic money-laundering efforts yet… I guess they don’t want to publicise their first flop in what 20 years?

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Slaasher

It’s not a bomb lol. I don’t know why people keep saying that. There are tons of people playing the game. Maybe it doesn’t haul in LOL , DOTA or Overwatch numbers but very few games do.

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Armsbend

It might be a flop by Blizzard standards but it seems to be doing fairly well in the MOBA space. 3rd isn’t bad when literal billions are being exchanged in the niche.

That said, it’s my main game and I plan on playing it until they shut the lights off. I’m having fun.

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Paarthurnax Dragonhearth

Make it 3RD person like Smite … and sure …. awesome Moba …. can’t deal with top down classic moba …. so Make it 3rd person, add some nice customization options for all the heroes ( e.g diff wepons , shoulder pads etc .) Remake maps with the same mechanics but alter them so they look nice in 3rd person … and there a much better HoTs …. or not … -_-

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Armsbend

Makes sense. lol

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FreecczLaw

I love HotS. I usually jump between it and LoL. KT looks cool and as the most asked for hero I am glad he is finally in teh Nexus. That said I am a bit bummed Gamescom didn’t bring a bit more in terms of reveals. This was basically like a normal patch but with a couple of more reworked heroes. It feels like Blizzard are great at either going nuts or missing the mark entirely with events like these. Last year Gamescome was huge and Blizzcon was a total dissapointment (I am speaking only in terms of HotS here btw) and this year I am sure Blizzcon will bring the good stuff and Gamescom feels very… yeah. For the record I wasn’t expecting something huge for Gamescom like new maps or w/e, but a double hero reveal (still same hero release schedule) doesn’t feel like too much to ask for when it comes to an event like this.

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chriskovo .

Was reading that as bowing to inevitability and closing down. Haven looked at this since they revamped it and gave out free stuff. And not missing it much.

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