Bored This Summer? See What Blizzard Has Offered Up To Keep You Entertained!

Check out what Blizzard’s Overwatch®, Warcraft, and Diablo® universes have in store for the latest novel, comic and soundtrack summertime entertainment!

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Many gamers may look for more methods to follow their favorite franchises while spending time outside as the summer progresses. Fans can now contemplate the most recent releases from the Overwatch®, Warcraft®, and Diablo® universes of Blizzard while basking in the sun or relaxing in the shade!

OVERWATCH

Overwatch: New Blood #1

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Cole Cassidy gets the call to rejoin Overwatch when the world is in a state of turmoil and destruction, but the memories of its fall continue to haunt him. Cassidy muses that perhaps Overwatch requires more than the original cast to breathe new life into it after an unexpected reunion with an old buddy. Variant cover created by Batman's Dustin Nguyen!

Learn more and order at https://www.darkhorse.com/Comics/3008-015/Overwatch-New-Blood-1


Overwatch: Short Story Collection

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This five-story anthology, which is now accessible for the first time in print and chronicles some of the video game's most fascinating and iconic characters, invites you inside the world of Overwatch, the smash-hit from Blizzard Entertainment.

In Port-de-Paix, Talon's nefarious influence threatens to ensnare Baptiste in a past he'd prefer to forget. Symmetra is charged with repairing damage caused by the Vishkar Corporation and comforting those who once worshiped there in a damaged temple in Suravasa. Ana Amari is contemplating her future while hiding out in Cairo when she runs into an old friend who just might have the answers she's been looking for. Mercy returns to a battle she had put off for years thanks to a fatal explosion—until now. Another former hero must choose whether to take on a darker mission that will alter the direction of his life forever.

Learn more and order at https://www.amazon.com/Overwatch-Short-Collection-Michael-Chu/dp/1956916016/


The Art of Overwatch, Volume 2

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With The Art of Overwatch Volume 2, your resource for one of the most well-known FPS games ever made, you can complete your collection and learn more about the development of Overwatch®.

This stunning collection features fresh material, as well as the creation of fan-favorite characters, settings, and cinematics. This comprehensive demonstration delves deeper, including the creation of distinctive, event-driven game modes, NPC design, and more in addition to new material. Don't miss this exquisite collection, which was painstakingly created by the Overwatch gaming team.

Learn more and order at https://www.amazon.com/Art-Overwatch-2-Matt-Burns/dp/1950366669/


The Art of Overwatch, Volume 2 – Limited Edition (Dark Horse)

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A limited-edition book with concept art for new characters, from Doomfist to Echo, that has never-before-seen images!

This collection presents fresh material, including the creation of popular characters, settings, and cinematics. This comprehensive tutorial goes above and beyond new material, expanding on the creation of distinctive, event-driven game modes, NPC design, and more. This lovely compilation is finished off by a painstakingly written introduction and a sneak glimpse at Overwatch 2! The standard hardback edition was produced in close cooperation with Blizzard Entertainment.

Learn more and order at https://www.amazon.com/Art-Overwatch-2-Limited/dp/1506726593/


WARCRAFT

The Art of Hearthstone, Volume 5: Year of the Dragon

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A ragtag band of singing criminals,  a motley crew of explorers, a A conflict that may determine Azeroth's future. Hearthstone has never looked so thrilling!

This collectible card game from Blizzard Entertainment offers a full, continuous tale over the course of three expansions. The Art of Hearthstone, Volume V: Year of the Dragon delves deeply into the creative process and pipeline that made the Year of the Dragon one of Hearthstone's most ambitious expansions while also showcasing hundreds of fantastic illustrations produced by dozens of artists for the game's cards, cinematics, and concept art.

Learn more and order at https://www.amazon.com/Art-Hearthstone-Year-Dragon/dp/1950366588/


World of Warcraft: Sylvanas

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Christie Golden, bestselling novelist, tells the epic, conclusive tale of Sylvanas Windrunner, one of World of Warcraft's most enduring and iconic characters.

Ranger-General. Lady Banshee Warchief. Sylvanas Windrunner has held a variety of positions. She is a hero to some people and a villain to others. But Sylvanas has always aspired to be in charge of her own fate, whether it be in the name of righteousness, retribution, or something else.
In order to triumph, Sylvanas will have to consider the difficult journey that led her to the Jailer's side and confront her greatest foe with the truth. Here, the full story of Sylvanas is revealed, including the dissolution of the Windrunner family, her ascent to the rank of Ranger-General, her own death at the hands of Arthas and her renewed motivation to found the Forsaken, as well as the moment she first saw the Maw and realized the true repercussions of what lay beyond the veil of death.<\p>

Sylvanas Windrunner will make a decision that might eventually define her as her moment of victory approaches. It is up to her to decide.

Learn more and order at https://www.amazon.com/Sylvanas-World-Warcraft-Christie-Golden/dp/0399594183/


World of Warcraft: Unshackled - An Escape Room Box

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Will you manage to flee Azeroth's perils?

You have 60 minutes to free yourself from the demons that threaten World of Warcraft® and the ties that bind! Play as noble Alliance and Horde members as you race against time to complete your objectives! Before the tower falls, regain control of Karazhan, avoid devilsaurs in Un'Goro Crater, and stop the spread of Professor Putricide's plague of the undead! Are you going to be freed? Will time decide your fate, or not?

Learn more and order at https://www.amazon.com/World-Warcraft-Unshackled-Escape-Room/dp/1950366715/


DIABLO

Diablo II: Resurrected 3xLP Deluxe Box Set Exclusive Edition

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The world of Diablo is so fully realized that just saying its name causes goosebumps to run down your spine. But make no mistake, creating a world like Sanctuary isn't only about appearance and personality. A soundtrack can be transformed into a completely transcendent experience with the help of expertly created ambient sounds, which can offer tremendous texture. With the help of master Matt Uelmen, we're talking about a one-way ticket to the completely engulfing sounds of a demonic homestead. This is an entirely remastered vinyl experience with well-known songs from Diablo II: Resurrected, like "Tristram."

This vinyl is as luxurious as it gets, with an enlarged 3xLP audio collection and an additional 7" to complete the music section. A heavyweight Pentagram 7" adaptor, a hard enamel Horadric Staff pin, and a small cinematic scroll are also concealed inside the stylishly foil-stamped memento box, which also features two useful drawers. As if that weren't enough, a beautiful, fully customized cork and rubber record mat completes the assortment, making this one of the most complete vinyl sets ever made and admirably paying tribute to the heritage of Diablo.

Learn more and order at https://www.iam8bit.com/products/diablo-3xlp-boxset


Additional Blizzard Releases

Forging Worlds: Stories Behind the Art of Blizzard Entertainment

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A stunning retrospective of Blizzard's artistic accomplishments and the mark the studio has made on gaming history has been created to commemorate Blizzard's 30th anniversary.

Blizzard has been pushing limits and shattering stereotypes of what it means to illustrate video games for thirty years. Meet some of the artists who have moulded Blizzard's style and variety to what it is now and get a peek behind the scenes at how art has developed at Blizzard. Learn how grassroots fan movements influenced some of Blizzard's most memorable artwork and how art influenced game teams. This comprehensive compendium, which features insights from more than fifty artists, animators, designers, and writers, serves as fans' ultimate keys to the realm of three decades of Blizzard artistic excellence.

Learn more and order at https://www.amazon.com/Forging-Worlds-Stories-Blizzard-Entertainment/dp/1950366561/


StarCraft: War Chest - Nature of the Beast: The Complete Collection

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The dark heritage of the late Emperor Arcturus Mengsk has been actively pursued and destroyed by former Dominion ghost Nova and her partner Reigel.

Nova and Reigel are forced to balance their mission with their morals when the trail takes them to a forgotten cache of Mengsk's most lethal weaponry. Don't miss the excitement in this comprehensive collection of StarCraft: War Chest comics from seasons six and seven, along with the season eight short story by acclaimed writer Alex Acks.

Learn more and order at https://www.amazon.com/StarCraft-Chest-Nature-Beast-Compilation/dp/1950366863/

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