Warcraft III : Reign of Chaos Goes Gold

Blizzard Entertainment announced today that Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, the eagerly awaited sequel to the company's No.1-selling series of games, has gone gold. With record-breaking initial orders of 4.5 million copies, the game will be available at retail outlets worldwide in multiple languages beginning on July 3, 2002.

We're very excited to announce that development of Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos has been completed and that gamer and retail demand will make this the largest launch in gaming history, said Mike Morhaime, Blizzard Entertainment president and co-founder. When we set out to create the next installment of the Warcraft series, we wanted to design something both unique and fun to play. We're extremely proud of the game we've created and we believe gamers will be very pleased when they see what we have in store for them.

In Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, players revisit the war-torn world of Azeroth a generation after the end of the Second War between the Orcs and the Humans. The fragile peace that had since settled over the land is now on the verge of being shattered, for a dark power has returned after thousands of years to carry out its nefarious plans. Two new races - the Undead Scourge and the Night Elves - emerge to join the fray, as players follow a single epic storyline through four successive campaigns. Players can also take the battle into their own hands in an enhanced multiplayer mode, playable on local area networks and exclusively over the Internet on Battle.net®, the largest online service of its kind in the world.

A focus on concentrated battles between groups of mighty warriors brings an exciting new blend of action to the franchise. In the single-player game, players follow the adventures of Legendary Heroes, who grow more formidable with experience. As the game progresses, these Heroes are able to learn spells and special abilities and acquire powerful magic items. Heroes advance even faster in multiplayer games, adding to the intensity of strategic combat between rival powers. Expanded multiplayer options include the ability to share units and resources with allies and to compete anonymously against other players of similar skill levels.

Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos also includes the most powerful and full-featured World Editor ever released for a Blizzard game. The World Editor puts the same tools used by Blizzard's designers into the hands of players, enabling them to create 3D maps and unique missions, with scripts for units, spells, and action-packed events. Players will also be able to produce their own in-game cinematics, using flexible camera controls and incorporating .mp3-based sound files.

Since its debut in 1994, the number-one selling Warcraft series has won industry acclaim and has shattered sales records worldwide with over 5 million copies sold*. In 1995, Blizzard followed the well-received Warcraft: Orcs and Humans with the critically acclaimed Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness, which won multiple Game of the Year awards and is still considered by many critics to be one of the best games ever made.

Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos will be available at retail chains worldwide for Windows® 98/ME/2000/XP and Macintosh formats, at a price of approximately $55-$60. The game will also be available directly from Blizzard at (800) 953-SNOW and www.blizzard.com . Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos has received a Teen rating from the ESRB.

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Warcraft III : Reign of Chaos Goes Gold

This game is bullshit. I already have the full version, but i can only say that its a mix of warcraft and starcraft (I loved warcraft 2 and starcraft, i am not a hater of this games). When you know the both games you will see that the gameplay of this game is tooo boring. Its slow and the only "new thing" in this game is you hero. Everything else were taken of starcraft. Its one to one the same gameplay, same updates and "same units" (you will see when you play). I can only say that this game is to boring and to slow.

Warcraft III : Reign of Chaos Goes Gold

well i just got the original (i bought it) and having it install at this cybershop near my home(belong to friend of mine) many had tried but the respond wasn't that great, ok here what they say.The Game play is like starcraft.(ya rite with a warcraft character that is)The Graphic is the same as Empire Earth.(no different)the only different goes to the 2 new race nothing more... some say that this game is a mistake by blizzard or something to push during this bad economic.... well to my believe that this game going to be a hit only for those who like starcraft, actually i was hoping for a much more better story line and graphical view, probably add some DETAIL text on how to play for those whom never really play Warcraft before and also WHERE THE HELL IS THE WALL AND GATE!!! Castle age with no wall and gates!! oh well the game is out in the market now i guess there isn't much can be done now..... my gratitude to Blizzard for creating Diablo and starcraft but my condolence for having warcraft 3 under your production.... need a suggestion? try to do some gaming promotion around the world on warcraft 3 to make this game a hit just like age of empire did..... before i leave ... Thank you for such a game, atleast there something new to play with.....

Warcraft III : Reign of Chaos Goes Gold

I purchased this game with high hopes but i was disapointed to find that you can build fewer types of bildings and can only have a maximum of 90 units furthermore the game has been simplified its with a smaller tech tree and fewer upgrades the only real improvement that has been made is the ability to have heros that can have items and level up i prefer warcraft 2 personally

Warcraft III : Reign of Chaos Goes Gold

Ouch...blizzard really screwed up with this one...only good thing are heros and kinda the grafix, but it cant beat the classics, not even close. Online is kinda fun, but only because of the custom created scenarios...id tell you to stay with your good old Age of Empires 2..AGE OF EMPIRES 4EVER BABY(hope age of mythology doesnt come out like of wc3)

Warcraft III : Reign of Chaos Goes Gold

WC3 is gonna suck big time.graphics - bah! ive seen much better from the reality pump engine.gameplay - very bad. are you realy gonna forget WC1 and 2?! WC3 will probobly havethe worst control yet...storyline - gimme a freakin break! could anyone possibly care less about what happens to a bunch of un-creative creatures that fight humans???blizzard, you guys can do MUCH MUCH better than this...make a new engine for star-craft [now thats a good game]!and stop with the right click crap i H8 it!!and the MP better be good cause thats what sells!(look at HL for f**k sake! still in the stores!)

Warcraft III : Reign of Chaos Goes Gold

I played wc3 beta so much that I cant be f**ked getting the full version lol.. the game wont go nowhere in my books but mine are different to everyone else and it'll most likely win every award possible lolc&c generals is going to be MASSIVE! HYOOJ!!look out for it. but we got til november to play it.. i hope i get into the beta testing to make sure they dont f**k it up like RA2 and yuri revenge,.. they sucked.

Warcraft III : Reign of Chaos Goes Gold

Actually.. this is as good as blizzard gets.. sorry guys its true.. blizzard sucks.How many years have they had to make a warcraft 3? and this is what they come up with? I've played the beta and have wc2, gameplay is the same, I'm sorry, but two new races and a little 3d models isn't good enough to shell out 50 bucks for.

Warcraft III : Reign of Chaos Goes Gold

Comon guyz the game aint that bad?Wait... f**k U... it aint bad at all.... WC2 set out the RTS genre.... b4 it was Z and WC2 expanded on it and made it an excellent game. U guyz who dislike it must not be a fantasy buff..... but i do agree that SC kicks WC ass!!!!SC is sooooooo f**kin good that its still played online 2day... with not that bad graphics and THE best story and THE best ballacned race. 1 criticism of WC series was the races were exactly the same but dif skins..... SC CHANGED ALL THAT!PS CONSOLES KICK ASS... well not Shit Box but Gamecube all the way!

Warcraft III : Reign of Chaos Goes Gold

would u guys just shut the hell up, how the hell do u know how its gonna turn out jsut cause u didnt like the multiplayer in the beta!!!!I know its gonna be great, no game that blizzard have made has ever turned out to be a failure.its gonna rock and thats just the way it is!!!

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