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Blizzard Entertainment has dated Warcraft Rumble.
Its launch will coincide with the opening of BlizzCon, which is returning to the Anaheim Convention Center in California from November 3-4, in what will be the convention’s first in-person event since 2019.
“The first Warcraft game built from the ground up for mobile allows you to build and command miniature armies made up of heroes, villains, and creatures from the Warcraft universe,” according to Blizzard.
“Deploy legendary characters from throughout Warcraft history—featuring the likes of Jaina Proudmoore, Grommash Hellscream, Hogger, and more—as you put your strategy skills to the test in a variety of gameplay modes, both solo and against other players.
“Each mission in the massive single-player campaign presents a distinct, bite-sized strategic puzzle to solve, while deep player-versus-player systems, deadly Dungeons, and many other gameplay modes hold plenty of challenges for players of all skill levels.”
Blizzard announced last week that it had appointed studio veteran Chris Metzen as Warcraft’s executive creative director. He was one of the original team members working on the Warcraft universe when it began in 1994.
Metzen had a 23-year spell at the company before retiring in 2016, but he rejoined the studio last year as a creative advisor for Warcraft’s leadership.
Blizzard said his primary focus is supporting World of Warcraft’s leadership in “crafting the next generation of adventures” and that the team will provide an update on what it’s been working on at BlizzCon.
The studio also laid off a number of employees from its Hearthstone team last week, with 10 members of staff reportedly made redundant.