Warcraft 3: Reforged is set to bring the classic RTS back to our computers, and with any luck, back to the competitive scene.
Warcraft 3: Reforged sees the original Warcraft 3: Reign of Chaos and its award-winning expansion, The Frozen Throne, rebuilt in every sense of the word, with a thorough visual overhaul, a host of modern social and matchmaking facilities — most likely akin to those currently used in Starcraft 2 — via Blizzard Battle.net. Lastly, a pledge of support from Blizzard to its thriving community of creators, starting off with an upgraded World Editor.
The game has been lovingly recreated, with hours of cutscenes and dialogue re-crafted to create the most compelling experience possible. The Warcraft 3 saga, which spans more than 60 campaign missions, also enjoys an epic retelling in Reforged, Breathing new life into key characters like Sylvanas Windrunner and Arthas Menethil.
“Warcraft 3 is monumentally important to us here at Blizzard, and its influence is evident in everything we’ve done since,” said J. Allen Brack, President of Blizzard Entertainment. “A project like Warcraft 3: Reforged isn’t something we undertake lightly, partly because of this legacy, but more importantly, because we know what it means to our players.”
You can watch the full trailer for Warcraft 3: Reforged below:
Warcraft 3: Reforged is currently slated for release in 2019.