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Monday, June 18, 2001
The Warcraft Game that Wasn't
8:27 AM | Andy Largent | Comment on this story

Warcraftiii.net recently dug up an old report remembering Warcraft Adventures, the cartoon-like game which was canned by Blizzard back in 1998. The title was set in the Warcraft world, though it never met with the company's high quality standards to continue with development. Here's an excerpt from their original write-up:

Warcraft Adventures picks up where Warcraft II: Beyond The Dark Portal left us and develops the characters and worlds even further. You return to the land of Azeroth as Thrall, an Orc robbed of his heritage after being raised by humans in servitude. As Thrall, you return to the Orc's divided clans to be reunited.

The game itself looks stunning with animation that will take your breath away. There is a whopping 22 minutes of cinematic animation to watch and it sports a user interface that is easy to grasp. There are also 70 different characters in the game that you will bump into on your travels through the 60 different locations.

Considering Blizzard's record for hit games, cancelling Adventures was probably the right call to make. But it's still an interesting piece of history for the remarkably popular company.

Warcraft Adventures Report

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