Blizzard to Be Present at Gamescom 2015, Promises Biggest Ever Presence

Blizzard Entertainment today announced its biggest gamescom presence to date at gamescom 2015, where the company will showcase more games than ever before on over 500 game stations. The world’s largest interactive entertainment trade fair returns to the Koelnmesse in Cologne, Germany from Wednesday, August 5, to Sunday, August 9.

Attendees who visit the Blizzard booth in Hall 7 will have the chance to get their hands on the latest content for Heroes of the Storm, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void, Overwatch, and World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor.

Visitors will also be able to enjoy a variety of live entertainment on the Blizzard stage, including crowd-favorite dance and costume contests. Attendees can also pick up some epic licensed apparel and collectibles at the Blizzard store in Hall 5.1.

Hearthstone—Travel-weary card-slingers are welcome to take a load off and play a few rounds of Hearthstone. This deceptively simple, insanely fun online strategy card game now includes the brand-new single-player Adventure,Blackrock Mountain.

Heroes of the Storm—Iconic characters from Blizzard’s past and present will be out in force in Heroes of the Storm, Blizzard’s action-packed free-to-play online team brawler . gamescom 2015 attendees will be able to leap into the Nexus—a cosmic storm where Blizzard’s game worlds collide—and take control of legendary heroes and villains such as Thrall from the Warcraft universe; Jim Raynor fromStarCraft; Diablo, the eponymous Lord of Terror; and even the Lost Vikings: Erik, Baleog, and Olaf. 

Overwatch—Overwatch will be playable publicly in Europe for the first time ever at gamescom 2015! In this futuristic team-based shooter, players choose from a diverse roster of colorful heroes and battle it out in fast-paced 6-vs.-6 combat. Allies will need to work together to complete battlefield objectives such as capturing strategic locations or transporting a payload across the map in order to emerge victorious.

StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void—Visitors will have the opportunity to play StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void, currently in closed beta testing. The third chapter of the epic StarCraft II saga concludes the single-player campaign storyline and adds new multiplayer units and features, including Archon mode—a new game type that allows two players to combine their expertise and control a single army—and Allied Commanders, where two players join forces, taking on the roles of powerful commanders from StarCraft history.

World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor—Would-be adventurers at gamescom can join the millions already playing World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor and pick up a quest or two at the Blizzard booth. On the savage world of Draenor, Grommash Hellscream and his mighty Iron Horde are on the warpath, and it’s up to Azeroth’s finest heroes to stop them.