Blizzard Entertainment, the company behind massive games such as World of Warcraft and Overwatch have announced the launch of a brand new publishing arm, Blizzard Publishing, dedicated to developing and releasing Blizzard publications and reissuing out-of-print titles.
Players can soon expect to find more books on the shelves based on Blizzard’s Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo series’. Blizzard Publishing hopes to revitalise some of the company’s earliest novels and manga as well as offering new publications for players to bury their noses into. What’s more, they’ll be available in various formats such as print, audiobook, and e-book.
Blizzard Publishing is already hard at work and has a very short release slate which includes two sets of previously released novels and manga from New York Times best-selling authors:
- Warcraft: The Last Guardian by Jeff Grubb
- Warcraft: Lord of the Clans by Christie Golden
- World of Warcraft: Rise of the Horde by Christie Golden
- Warcraft Legends: Volume One, with stories by Richard A. Knaak, Dan Jolley, and Jae-Hwan Kim
- Warcraft Legends: Volume Two, with stories by Richard A. Knaak, Dan Jolley, and Aaron Sparrow
In addition to the above, Blizzard Publishing has also launched a brand new original title, the World of Warcraft Adult Colouring Book. This book includes over 80 pieces of concept art, sketches, and more.
In the future Blizzard Publishing hopes to release a series of coffee table art books including Art of Hearthstone, and Cinematic Art of StarCraft.
“Great stories and inspiring artwork have always been at the heart of everything we do,” said Lydia Bottegoni, senior vice president of story and franchise development at Blizzard Entertainment. “The creation of Blizzard Publishing gives us new opportunities to celebrate the art and stories of our games with Blizzard gamers as well as fantasy and sci-fi fans around the world.”
Blizzard Legends novels and Blizzard Manga titles as well as the colouring book are available now at your local book stores as well as online retailers including Blizzard’s own store.