And there'll be an open beta kicking off on May 20 as well.
But first things first, the release date: June 3, 2015. It's a global release date, which is good news. The launches with 30 playable Heroes and seven Battlegrounds. Blizzard is planning a live-streamed event in London on June 1. More details will apparently be made available closer to the game's release.
"We’ve built Heroes of the Storm in a way that makes it accessible to new players, but also challenging enough for veterans who really want to put their skills to the test," Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment.
I can attest to that actually. As someone who completely skipped out on Dota and League of Legends, I found it relatively easy to get into Heroes of the Storm.