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WC3 Expansion Q&A, Mac Version Confirmed
9:48 AM | Mike Apps | Comment on this story

Following on heels of Blizzard's announcement of the expansion to their hit RTS Warcraft III, Gamespy sat down and talked with Rob Pardo of Blizzard about the features of the expansion. Entitled Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne, the expansion features new heroes and units, along with an advanced world editor, allowing players to create their own single-player campaigns. Also included in the expansion is a new single player campaign, which Pardo goes into detail in his interview with Gamespy.

Here's a sample:

GameSpy: The Night Elf Demon Hunter Illidan and Death Knight Arthas really did not play much of a role in the final Night Elf chapter of Warcraft 3. As a matter of fact, their fates were pretty much left open-ended. I assume that was intentional for the purposes of the expansion?

Rob Pardo: Yes, it was; and the title for the expansion set is the focus of the new single-player campaigns. We already know that Arthas is not to be trusted, and it is soon revealed that Illidan is also a force of evil. It is uncertain as to what exactly is being sought inside the frozen throne, but as the campaign progresses, players uncover the schemes of these villains and their dark intentions for the world of Azeroth.

GameSpy: How many missions will be in the single-player game and will they be race focused as the original game was?

Rob Pardo: The exact number of missions is still being determined at this point, but I can tell you that they will be race focused similar to Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos. The campaign starts with the Night Elves, progresses to the Human Alliance, and ends with the Undead Scourge. The Orcs will have their own unique Orc-specific campaign that serves a stand-alone story. Their story is also being designed to showcase many of the new campaign features of the enhanced world editor.

Although a Mac version of Frozen Throne is not mentioned on the official website, Blizzard recently contacted IMG confirming a Mac version. For more information, or to read the full interview, follow the links provided.

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