Blizzard’s Diablo/Starcraft/WoW Crossover Has A New Name

The game once known as Blizzard DOTA changed its name to Blizzard All-Stars after a dispute between heavyweight publishers Valve and Blizzard. Now, the Warcraft company has settled on a new name for the competitive online game. It’s going to be called Heroes of the Storm.

The trailer above debuts the MOBA game’s new name along with teasing the promise of more details at BlizzCon next month. Reports have said that some of the developers working on Blizzard’s long-brewing Project Titan have been re-assigned to Heroes of the Storm, a sign that things were ramping up on the free-to-play game. Seeing as how it features character pulled from each of Blizzard’s three major brands, Heroes of the Storm needs to be a showcase piece for the company. Previous impressions of the game in an earlier form revealed a fast, brutal, strategy-centric experience where even the Queen of Blades can fall fairly quickly. Things have likely changed, though, and we’ll see just how much at BlizzCon.

First, Heart of the Swarm. Now, Heroes of the Storm. Seems like Blizzard has the HoTS for a certain acronym, huh? Sorry, Fahey made me do it.


  • How to make a Blizzard title:
    Step 1: X of (the) Y.

    (seriously, of all the Warcraft, Diablo and Starcraft games, 10/21 follow that format)

      • Check’em
        You’ve got Diablo 1, Diablo 2, Diablo 3, Warcraft, Starcraft, Starcraft: Brood War, Warcraft 2: Beyond the Dark Portal, Warcraft 3: The Frozen Throne, WoW: Burning Crusade, WoW: Cataclysm, WoW: The Dark Below, so that’s 5 without subtitles and 6 with different subtitles

        But then the rest in a listular format:

        Warcraft 2: Tides of Darkness
        Warcraft 3: Reign of Chaos
        World of Warcraft
        WoW: Wrath of the Lich King
        WoW: Mists of Pandaria
        Starcraft 2: Wings of Liberty
        Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm
        Starcraft 2: Legacy of the Void
        Diablo 2: Lord of Destruction
        Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls

        They love it! It’s their favourite thing.

        • Doctor who also had a bad habit of titling its serials in this format, especially the colour era dalek stories.

        • A few more:

          RPM Racing
          The Lost Vikings
          Rock’n’Roll Racing
          Justice League Task Force
          The Lost Vikings II

          The Death and Return of Superman
          Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

          So out of their whole library it looks like 17 without and 12 with. Still a decent number. Will Project Titan follow ‘with’ or the ‘without’, I wonder?

          • I’m too busy being amazed that Blizzard did a Superman game once upon a time to question the future.

  • Honestly I think Blizzard has lost this battle. LoL is a juggernaut, and DOTA 2 already has millions of players, I can’t see this making a big dent in either of them.

    • it’ll do well at first, as fans of blizzard games will wanna play it, but unless its core gameplay is good and if blizzard support both the game and support e-sports, i can’t see it sticking as well.

    • Have you heard of Hearthstone? Blizzard was way behind on card games, but it is a quite well known and highly anticipated game now.

      As for Dota, they have well established champion base with decent lore, as long as they don’t mess up the combat or items. the game surely will be a hit

    • Though Blizzard has a host of well known characters, I think you’re right. Unless they do something amazing with gameplay, of course.

    • Well if I have learnt anything it is that you should never put Blizzard in a corner… I’m sure they will make it profitable at the very least. I do believe it will have a big esports presence within 2 years of launch. I’m more worried that infinite crisis will flop… I think dawngate definitely will…

  • It will be huge, problem not so much on the professional competitive field like dota and LoL. But blizzard can stear a TON of users in its arcade section of SC2 to this.

    I just really really really hope they start porting to linux with this.

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