Friday, April 22, 2016

"World of Warcraft: Legion" Coming This August

World of Warcraft; Legion
Blizzard Entertainment is definitely having a big year in all aspects of their business. The multiplayer shooter "Overwatch" launches next month, "Hearthstone" continues to drain the battery life of millions of phones, and the Duncan Jones-helmed Warcraft film hits theaters this summer.

However, if you’ve been waiting for the next real reason to return to Azeroth, you don’t have to wait too much longer, as "World of Warcraft: Legion" arrives this August.

This release date comes less than two years after the launch of the previous expansion, "Warlords of Draenor." This shouldn’t be a total shock, as players vented their frustration with the lack of content in Draenor relative to the other expansions, and with the Warcraft film releasing just two months earlier, Blizzard is definitely trying to pull moviegoers into the game — either for the first time or as "relapsed" players.

The narrative of Legion also sounds a bit more interesting than the last few expansions. Gul’dan, the Warlock from "Hearthstone," has launched a "demonic invasion force" in Azeroth, and both the Horde and Alliance must work with "the Demon Hunters of the Illidari" to save their world.

The expansion also marks the return of Illidan Stormrage, perhaps the greatest villain the Warcraft franchise has ever seen. It appears, however, that he may not be so villainous anymore.

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