The trailer offers a sneak peek at the champions, maps, and features of Blizzard’s upcoming MOBA.
In Heroes of the Storm, you’ll be able to ride into battle on a trusty steed. You can also play as Diablo, the Lord of Terror. What kind of mount would terror himself use, you may ask? Why, one of the unicorns from Diablo III‘s secret rainbows and unicorn level, of course. This two minute trailer offers a glimpse into what you can expect from Blizzard’s upcoming MOBA, showing off a large array of champions, unique abilities, and maps.
Among the champions shown were a mix of iconic Blizzard characters (Arthas, Diablo, Jim Raynor), classes from its various games (Demon Hunter, Paladin), and even some returning favorites from the original DoTA game (do I see Pudge?!).
As well as the standard “three corridors” map that we’ve come to expect out of MOBA games, Blizzard was keen to state that Heroes of the Storm would come with several, unique maps. One of the maps shown in the trailer featured a boat siege, while another featured an underground mine that players could teleport to.
Graphically, the game looks quite nice. It has that “cartoony” feel that makes it look like a natural progression of Warcraft III.
One of the features Blizzard talked about during the game’s reveal was the ability to let champions customize their “ultimate” ability. This trailer in particular featured Jim Raynor calling on the Hyperion, and Arthas summoning Sindragosa.