Post by Steve Farrelly @ 11:13am 21/04/15 | 3 Comments
From alpha to beta and various forms in between, Blizzard's battle arena hero mash-up Heroes of the Storm will finally be seeing a full release, the gaming giant revealed today.
The game will launch on June 3rd as a full release, but from May 20 you can also jump into a free-for-all open beta party, as the game leaves its closed beta state.
Rally your fellow heroes and get ready for battle, because the portal to the Nexus is about to bust wide open! Blizzard Entertainment announced today that Heroes of the Storm™ will officially launch on June 3, following an open beta testing period beginning May 20. The free-to-play online team brawler brings together a diverse cast of iconic characters from Blizzard’s far-flung realms of science fiction and fantasy, including the Warcraft®, StarCraft®, and Diablo® universes, and challenges them to compete in epic, adrenaline-charged battles.
Heroes of the Storm invites players to customise heroes to suit their style and then team up with friends for some all-out mayhem. The game features a variety of gameplay modes for players of every skill level, including Cooperative, in which players team up against computer-controlled opponents, and Quick Match, an accessible way to jump in and play versus others. Experienced players can also join forces against other teams of players in highly competitive, draft-style ranked play.
In case you've missed all the pertinent information, Heroes of the Storm will drop with more than 30 playable heroes lifted from Blizzard's long history of development across seven unique maps.
"With its focus on team play and fast-paced fun, Heroes of the Storm is a fresh take on a very popular genre,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment via press 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. We can’t wait to see what Heroes brings to the co-op and competitive scenes once the Nexus opens up to everyone.”
Watch the short launch date announcement video below.