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Tuesday, September 5, 2000

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New Warcraft III Images, Interview
11:25 AM | Michael Eilers | Comment on this story

The official site for the 'role-playing strategy' game Warcraft III has been updated with four new images from this work in progress. This 3D-accelerated real-time strategy title has gone through many permutations since its announcement late last year but it still looks quite amazing, and has all the polish and flair we have come to expect from Blizzard Entertainment. Last month at Macworld New York, Blizzard confirmed that this game would be coming to the Mac OS as well as PC, and will most likely be a simultaneous release.

In related news, GameSpy (boo! hiss) has posted an interview with project leader Rob Pardo which is a general overview of the game itself and how it might play. Here is an excerpt:

GameSpy: The game is billed as an RPS, or role-playing strategy game. How does that work?

Rob Pardo: It was important for us to prepare people for the differences in the game from what is now traditionally viewed as a RTS. Many people will instantly be familiar with the resource collecting, and tech-tree building aspects of the game, however, the interaction with the environment and the addition of Heroic units that gain levels and powers is very different. Players will need to make decisions every game upon which heroes to use and what skills to choose for them. This takes the emphasis away from town management decisions and adds many role-playing choices like character advancement, quest completion and item collecting.

There is currently no projected release date for this title, which is Blizzard's usual method of development, but hopefully this title will be complete by next Summer. Check out the high-resolution uncompressed versions of the WC3 shots for a look at this game in all of its graphical glory.

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