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Tuesday, October 9, 2001

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New Warcraft III Items and Screenshots
10:42 AM | Eddie Park | Comment on this story

One of the lesser-known features in Blizzard's upcoming RTS Warcraft III is the ability of Heroes to discover and use items. Each Hero can carry up to four items, which can be obtained by purchasing them from various neutral buildings or by killing Creeps or hostile neutral units. Each item will bestow various gifts such as bonuses to statistics, better spells to cast and the activation of special abilities.

Blizzard has listed three of these items along with artwork for each. The first one listed is the Crown of Command, which will allow mind control of enemy non-hero units. Next is the Cloak of Shadows, which bestows the Shadow Meld ability, making the wearer invisible at night as long as they are motionless. Last is the Ring of Intelligence, which boosts Intelligence by 2, effectively increasing both the mana pool and the mana regeneration rate.

Also new to Blizzard's Warcraft III site are four new screen shots, including one that shows a very large, very impressive-looking Balrog (think big scary demon), flanked by what appear to be animated golems of some kind. These units are most likely linked to the Demon race, an unplayable race featured in the single-player campaign that is said to wield massive power.

The current release date is still set around early 2002, with a simultaneous release being the goal. In the meantime, be sure to check out the new items and screen shots -- just to make the wait for this title even more painful, if such a thing is possible.

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