Blizzard announces Gamescom line-up

StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm and WoW: Pandaria both playable

Blizzard has announced its line-up for German games expo, Gamescom, which is set to kick off on August 15.


The Diablo firm promises to premiere the World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria opening cinematic at the show on Thursday, August 16.

Furthermore, a hands-on demo for 'Pandaria will allow players to explore the expansion's starting zone and try out the game's newest available character class: the monk.

Attendees will also be able to take control of all-new Terran, Protoss, and Zerg units in a StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm hands-on multiplayer demo, Blizzard has said.

In addition to trying out the pair of games, visitors will be able to:

  • Meet with Blizzard developers at signing sessions throughout the event
  • Witness some of the world's best pro gamers battle it out in StarCraft II matches
  • Watch top guilds navigate dungeons during live World of Warcraft raids
  • Listen to a live orchestra perform some of the music from Blizzard games
  • Participate in costume and dance competitions
  • Take part in quizzes, giveaways and more

For more info visit the official Blizzard website