Blizzard Entertainment Announces
Warcraft Adventures: Lord of the Clans
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The makers of the number-one selling Warcraft series and the runaway hit
Diablo bring Warcraft's personality and depth to the adventure genre
Irvine, CA, March 17, 1997 --
Blizzard Entertainment announced today Warcraft Adventures: Lord
of the Clans, the pivotal next chapter in the epic Warcraft saga. The
fantasy adventure game, which is expected to release this holiday season, is
the continuation of the Warcraft story and sets the stage for future
Warcraft Adventures: Lord of the Clans picks up where
Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal
ended and develops many of the popular characters and locations first
introduced in the Warcraft real-time strategy series. Players return
to the land of Azeroth as Thrall, a young virile Orc robbed of his heritage
after being raised in servitude by humans. Destined to reunite and lead the
disbanded Orcish clans, Thrall must escape the Humans' shackles and return
the Horde to dominance.
Said Allen Adham, president and founder of Blizzard Entertainment, "With
Warcraft Adventures: Lord of the Clans, our goal is to recapture the
elements that make adventure games great. Players will be immersed in the
world of Warcraft with a rich storyline, character interaction and
"The adventure game tells an important chapter in our overall vision for
the Warcraft story. For the first time, players will interact with the
Orcish Horde, and learn about their history and motivations. The game adds to
the depth of the Warcraft universe and provides the back story for
Key features in the game include:
Warcraft Adventures: Lord of the Clans is expected to be available
this holiday season in Windows 95 and Macintosh CD-ROM format at most
computer and software retail chains nationwide for approximately $50. The
game will also be available directly through Blizzard at 1-800-953-SNOW.
This game, as well as other Blizzard titles, is distributed by CUC Software.
- More than 60 stunning locations within seven Azeroth regions.
- Intense gameplay filled with puzzles and extensive character interaction.
- Over 70 animated characters, including many of the familiar faces from
the Warcraft series.
- More than 40,000 frames of feature-film caliber animation created by a
team of over 50 artists.
- Hollywood voice talents of Clancy Brown (Highlander, Starship
Troopers, and The Shawshank Redemption), Peter Cullen (Optimus
Prime from the animated TV series, Transformers) and Tony Jay (Disney's
Hunchback of Notre Dame).
- A classical soundtrack of Warcraft music.
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