BlizzCon 2018: Warcraft III: Reforged is a remaster and update of the classic game due in 2019

    
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Ancient prophecies should perhaps be heeded.

Fighting Infernals, chopping lumber with Ghouls, managing your Wisps and uprooting Ancients… all familiar to any veterans of Warcraft III. But this year’s BlizzCon announced that you’ll be able to do all of that again, only better, with the launch of Warcraft III: Reforged. The game takes everything that worked about the original game and remasters it with all-new models, improved graphics, and an improved UI.

The developers are promising, however, that it’s still Warcraft III under the hood; existing custom maps will be playable in the remaster, and the new mapmaking tool will allow players to do even more with the game. Check out the early gameplay footage and screenshots just below, and get ready to experience the classic from 2002 in a whole new way.

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Jack Pipsam

I’m very keen, but boy the price is high as hell for it.

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Bel

I AM SO EXCITED.

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Cyclone Jack

Did they mention anything about TFT? It looks like its just the base game, but the SC remaster contained BW.

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McGuffn

It includes frozen throne.

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Bruno Brito

Even the reforged version of War3 has better clothing and weaponry than WoW.

Christ, it took me so long to realize how damn cheap Blizzard was with it’s main cash cow.

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latorn

Hands down biggest and best news of Blizzcon!!!!! (For me at least :D)

Loving the slightly more realistic style of the game too! :D

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Neurotic

Yeppers, Elly May, I am IN for this!

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Arktouros

I know I said I wasn’t interested in remasters but I gotta say wasn’t expecting them to go with this. Big question is how they will handle custom maps and if we’re able to play classics like DOTA, Wintermaul, Island Defense, and many more. Their past remasters mostly seemed to be just bringing the graphics to a state that support modern computers but the unit overhauls is a nice touch.

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Sorenthaz

I’m hoping to see all the great old custom maps back on there.

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Sorenthaz

Probably the best surprise to get from Blizzcon this year. A good portion of my early-mid teens were spent playing Warcraft 3 custom maps and the campaigns. The custom map making community was amazing,and I hope that it can get revived for this as long as Blizz doesn’t handle it poorly like they did with SC2.

Really really excited/happy about this announcement and it looks better than I thought they’d do for a remaster. This alongside WoW Classic are probably the two best decisions Blizzard made this year.

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Ashfyn Ninegold

The remaster looks beautiful. Terrific job.

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Minimalistway

“we never paid any heed to ancient prophecies” … i love this line, good to see this, Blizzard talked about updating this game 2 years ago (i guess), nice to see it finally.