Blizzard trademarks Heroes of the Storm

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World of Warcraft and Diablo developer Blizzard Entertainment has filed a new trademark application for "Heroes of the Storm."

Spotted by MMO Champion, Blizzard Entertainment's main office in Irvine, Calif. filed the trademark application on September 24 with the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO).

The "Heroes of the Storm" trademark covers "online computer games," "computer game software," and "computer game software downloadable from a global computer network," among other things.

No further information about "Heroes of the Storm" is available.

Blizzard Entertainment will discuss the future of its tentpole franchises at BlizzCon 2013, which takes place November 8-9 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California.

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Xanitra
Xanitra

Warcraft 4 will mean the death of World of Warcraft, so that, as much as I too want a follow up to Warcraft 3 will be a dumb move from Blizzard. So this is a new World of Warcraft expansion. Lets just hope they introduce some EXTREME changes for old and new players to come back and brush the dust of their old characters. World of Warcraft was a great game, I want it back to greatness as much as you guys do.

jyml8582
jyml8582

Yeah I'm gonna have to go with WoW expansion, and perhaps the last one to the franchise. There's literally nothing other than the titans themselves left to be killed, and once the level cap reaches 100 the whole leveling thing would just become ridiculous. 

That being said, it may also be the most interesting expansion for WoW, since Blizzard knows the lifespan of WoW is coming to an end, they need to think of something to continue milking the franchise for a few more years. So they may be introducing many innovative elements in this expansion other than a new storyline and more dudes to kill. 

ioshilee
ioshilee

It's either new MOBA or a WoW expanshion. The name is stupidly casual, so I think it will be a MOBA :)

Bowser05
Bowser05

I sincerely hope it's a WoW expansion and the maingame for WoW is starting to come to a close. I've had a lot of fun with WoW over the years, but the fact is that I've gotten quite bored of the game now. I want to take down Garrosh so bad. I want to run Thunder King so bad. But I just don't want to spend the time doing the same old boring grind to be able to do it. I've found myself playing maybe once a week max since 5.1 launced. For me it has nothing to do with the quality of the game, it has to do with the lack of substantial change. The lore is great...and I would love to have a WC4 soon to sink my teeth into instead. Or even something completely new. 

oflow
oflow

or it could just be a set of cards for hearthstone.


derp.

Inlex
Inlex

Erm..people who are referring to the blizzard moba? NO! That was named Blizzard Dota and then valve forced a rename to BLizzard Allstars. HIghly unlikely that they will rename it publicly again.


PS: wow expansion

cgobeil
cgobeil

They should make a Starcraft mmo instead.

zaxrider
zaxrider

Whatever it will be, it'll most likely have an epic cinematic trailer so there's that to look forward to.

Although I'd like it to be WC4, it most likely won't. I'd bet either on WoW expansion or MOBA. Blizzard has three great universes to draw from and rather big fanbases behind each of them so I'd say that a Blizzard MOBA would do rather well in the market. 

AzatiS
AzatiS

Warcraft 4 : heroes of the storm is coming

Hurvl
Hurvl

Online computer games, huh? And here I was thinking it would be something about a new singleplayer game or at least an SP/MP game like Blizzard's big three: Diablo, Warcraft and Starcraft. They all have strong multiplayer communities, but are also fun to play in singleplayer. "Heroes" sound like a strategy game or squad based or Moba, which I'm not interested in.

uchikon7
uchikon7

"Journalists" reporting old news.  Keep up the pro work.

wexorian
wexorian

Blilzcon inc, Pandaria reached it's climax so New exp name. Heroes of storm could be kultiras, Burning legion and alliance champions who were lost in outland in 2nd game.

wexorian
wexorian

Eddie This new is  2 week old .........

Hayasmez
Hayasmez

Somthing focused around Thrall and the Horde I bet.

twe1ve_5tones
twe1ve_5tones

Heroes of the Storm = HotS = Heart of the Swarm


GG

Xatsuna
Xatsuna

It is so obviously. Heroes Of the Storm is a new Moba game from Blizzard. Blizzard regrets they did not get Dota 2 so they make a new one to compete with Dota 2. It is so obvious they was gonna do this.


But I hope they make all heroes free to play like Dota 2 and only cosmetics cost money. If they follow LoL they are sure to fail.

gamingnerd121
gamingnerd121

This is most likely Blizzard's DotA. Maybe it's something else they've been working on, but it's definitely nothing related to WoW, Diablo, Starcraft or Titan.

It has happened in the past, that Blizzard revealed some info about trademarks 1 and half months before Blizzcon.

Phrosnite
Phrosnite

lol fail on Blizzard's part... they already have a "HotS" game. FailFish

If there's a blizzard dota I bet it will be as or more casual than LoL

arqe
arqe

@Xanitra Go back to 2006 because thats not going to happen. And there is no way they can make Warcraft 4 anymore.

Shammyshock
Shammyshock

@jyml8582 lol you should do some reading before you make comments like this... first of all we have Queen azshara we have N'zoth, a 5th old god that hasen't been identified yet according to books in wow.... we have the legion we have Kil"jaden , and we have t sargeras himself and blizz already made the statment 1000 times that they will continue to make xpacks for the game so long as ppl continue to play it 

Xatsuna
Xatsuna

@Inlex Blizzard Allstars is a custom map for Starcraft 2. Heroes of the Storm sounds like a Moba game. The thing about Dota 2 is that it got no rankings and ladders. Making the game incredibly boring to play without rankings.


Lets hope my predictions are right when Blizzard announces what kind of game this is in November 2013.

Desbris
Desbris

@AzatiS If only that were true, The Frozen Throne was the greatest RTS and was the most fun, it is far more fun than SC2 which I enjoy and still play but there is still no comparison in terms of enjoyment.

Albaficas
Albaficas

@wexorian who cares if its wow exp

that game is dying as we speak

not to mention way better mmo's are coming next year and archeage is one of them

Phrosnite
Phrosnite

@Xatsuna They cannot compete with dota 2. The only way to get a pie of the dota-clone market is to make it casual and I bet that's what they are doing.

ganondorf77
ganondorf77

@arqe @Xanitra This is complete nonsense. Maybe in 10 years, maybe in 3 hundred years, there will be a War4, and there will be a War 18, and a Starcraft 13, and a Diablo 1123, no matter when, assuming Blizzard is not going to close, and humanity is not going to colapse, This games are going to happen. 

ACMC85
ACMC85

@Desbris @AzatiS I agree, I just haven't gotten into SC2. It's the original or Warcraft for me.

Sathalia
Sathalia

@Albaficas @wexorian lol, right, 6 million players, so dead.

TESO, Wildstar, Archeage, they all look cool (kinda) but they will flop, TESO is going to be the next SWTOR

wexorian
wexorian

@Albaficas @wexorian Maybe it's dyng still interested, i'm interested also in wildstar

Greenhorn404
Greenhorn404

@Phrosnite @Xatsuna The best thing blizzard does with it's game is, make it easy to learn but hard to master. They always had great tutorials. So even if the game ends up being as hard as DOTA 2, they will find a way to teach you how to play.

TheDarkNut
TheDarkNut

@Phrosnite @Xatsuna yeah i think they are going casual. I have read something about no player kill scores but only team kill scores. Action RTS (sorry i cant refer to them as MOBA) has a steep learning curve thus they make it casual. Easy to Learn Hard to Master is what Blizzard always say.

Hurvl
Hurvl

@TheDarkNut @Phrosnite I also see a blue line when looking at replies to my comments, but only when I click "see reply here" from my hotmail account. It's just a (useless imo) way to show which person replied to you, I think.

TheDarkNut
TheDarkNut

@Phrosnite @TheDarkNut Agreed. I think I like the dota-clone better than the other names :P


(OT: By the way, whats that blue line under your avatar?)

Phrosnite
Phrosnite

@TheDarkNut

The genre is "dota-clone" or "dota-like". Action RTS is as useless and misleading as MOBA. At least 2 more years( if ever) before someone thinks up a proper term for the genre.