Blizzard All-Stars renamed Heroes of the Storm

More information about the game coming at BlizzCon, teases Blizzard.

Blizzard has revealed that Heroes of the Storm is now the name of its upcoming MOBA, formerly known as Blizzard All-Stars.

The publisher has released a new site and a teaser animation for the game, showing characters from WarCraft, StarCraft, and Diablo. The teaser was produced by Jon Burton of Carbot Animations. Blizzard trademarked Heroes of the Storm last month.

"Set aside whatever you think you knew about Blizzard All-Stars, and get ready for what's brewing at this year's BlizzCon," reads Blizzard's description for its teaser.

Blizzard is holding this year's two-day BlizzCon event in Anaheim, California, starting November 8.

Blizzard All-Stars was formerly called Blizzard Dota when it was announced at BlizzCon 2010, and was originally planned to launch as a mod for the then-upcoming StarCraft II.

The original Defense of the Ancients: All-Stars was a mod for WarCraft III, with Half-Life maker Valve now behind its sequel, Dota 2. Blizzard renamed Blizzard Dota in 2011, after settling a legal dispute with Valve over the rights to the Dota trademark.

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Evil_Sidekick
Evil_Sidekick

Can Blizzard make new Ips or is it against their principles?

June-GS
June-GS

And that's why, Blizzard, even after all these years, I still don't understand how the heck you managed to let Valve swipe the rights to the DOTA mod's sequel from you, whatever consequence that may entail. With all other things being equal, yes, DOTA 2 should be more yours than theirs. That's kinda like Valve ALLOWING Blizzard or another company to steal the rights to the Counter Strike mod's sequel, AND THEN make an official product out of it, AND THEN grab all the mod's old (& profitable) fanbase! So NOW your "new" game needs to get those fans back. Wow. You just don't let things like that happen, stupid.

A lawyer from Blizzard or Valve is either too dumb or too evil.

ahpuck
ahpuck

And all the cool kids hating on Blizz, so predictable.

jack00
jack00

When the hell is that game coming out anways ? I heard about it like 5 years ago ffs.

PinchySkree
PinchySkree

Which makes the DOTA All Stars rip off name even more obvious.

Flamewolf75
Flamewolf75

Just what we needed, more MOBA's. And it's by Blizzard, this one is gonna be a knockout.

/end sarcasm

gamingnerd121
gamingnerd121

It was pretty much guessed already, that it was gonna be their MOBA game.

deathstream
deathstream

So the WoW expansion is "The Dark Below"

vadagar1
vadagar1

too busy playing dota 2 to care 

pyro1245
pyro1245

hey! quit making mobas and get back to work on diablo 3 expansion. that has to be flawless and with lots and lots of content

Xatsuna
Xatsuna

Dota and Dota 2 has 90% Warcraft 3 skill elements and gameplay. I would rather say Dota is a copy of Warcraft 3. All the spells and heroes in Dota already exist in warcraft 3 game editor. So to say Dota 2 copied all heroes spells from Warcraft 3 game editor.


I hope they make a moba game with Warcraft 3 elements like Dota 2.

Vexov
Vexov

Is there something hidden during that big lightning strike at 1:29?, runes or something.
Oh, nvm. you can see it clearly on main site http://us.blizzard.com/en-us/games/heroes/
The 3 shards that form the "o" in Heroes just show the 3 universes It would seem. 

Anyways, the name change and being told its nothing like Blizzard all stars. Well, w/e it is going to be.. it won't be out till 2015-2016.

Phrosnite
Phrosnite

The Blizzard dota will be more casual than LoL. Probably on the level of Strife if not even more casual.

Uruca
Uruca

0:56 Nostalgia bomb! 


Grenadeh
Grenadeh

Dear Blizzard, I still hate you since 2004 but could you please go back to making real games or give us some titan news?

MateykoSlam
MateykoSlam

please don't be another dota clone, you are better than that blizzard... were.

bouchart
bouchart

Hopefully this will be better than Heroes of the Lance.

Aelfredus
Aelfredus

Is this still on the works? I thought it was no longer in development years ago.

hunterbarnett
hunterbarnett

HotS such a good acronym they used it twice.

June-GS
June-GS

@Evil_Sidekick You mean Religion.

Warcraft, Starcraft and Diablo are Blizzard's Holy​​ Trinity. ​​Anything besides them is just sacrilege and heresy. So don't you even dare ask them about that, lest you risk a lynching by them. I think the success & money they got from WoW got into their heads. If you look at the timeline, they started turning a little bit weird just after WoW's runaway hit way back when...

WolveZCodeX
WolveZCodeX

@thomasn7 I see no point in it anymore. They continued the whole story in World of Warcraft and left all of us who don't want to pay 15$ a month to suffer. I have a huge hatred towards that game. 

gamingnerd121
gamingnerd121

@thomasn7 No Warcraft 4 before they're finished with Starcraft 2 expansions.

DMND
DMND

@vadagar1 You and 9% of MOBA players around the world.

June-GS
June-GS

@DMND  You mean they just let it go because they're too nice? LOL. I guess that's one interpretation.

huskysiberiano
huskysiberiano

@DMND @June-GS 

If Blizzard was a good guy, they would have given support to the community that kept WC3 alive for a good while.

Even if other custom games helped, DotA always was the majority of custom games. Every WC3 DotA player wanted Blizzard to make "DotA 2", but Blizzard never cared.

ganondorf77
ganondorf77

@arqe @thomasn7 Of course it will... Perhaps in a 10-20 years range, but it will, and there will be a 5, and a 6 if the company does not dissapear.

June-GS
June-GS

@huskysiberiano @DMND  Then you just proved my point, sir. They were stupid then for letting it go, and they're doubly stupid now for allowing a rival company to just take it and laugh all the way to the bank. If I were Blizzard, I'd fight Valve for the Warcraft 3 mod's sequel -- tooth and nail -- to the bitter end. It's just unacceptable and unheard of, really.

And the result? Now you're just playing the wannabe kid to LoL, DotA 2 & MANY others. Such an utter waste, Blizzard. Sigh.