Blizzard did what Blizzard does best and released an utterly incredible looking cinematic trailer featuring Garrosh Hellscream to get fans excited about Warlords of Draenor. While Blizzard is known for their lavish and beautiful computer generated trailers, this piece goes above and beyond anything we’ve seen before. The quality of the visuals wouldn’t be out of place in a big budget Hollywood movie! Does this hint at what we can expect to see in theaters when the movie hits screens?
If you thought you were done with WoW, that’s more than enough reason to think again. The cinematic trailer was accompanied by a full reveal at the ACE theater in L.A. by Blizzard big wigs Mike Morhaime, Chris Metzen, and an interview with World of Warcraft designers Ion Hazzikostas and Brian Holinka. You can check out the full fifty minute video of the event here.
Excited yet? There’s more, a brand new short story by Robert Brooks featuring Garrosh Hellscream. It acts as a prelude to Warlords of Draenor and does a fantastic job of fleshing out the character and motivations of this fan favorite. Here is an excerpt:
Garrosh surveyed the Nagrand landscape carefully. No Warsong scouts had come into sight for days. Why would they? This hilltop was on the edge of the clan’s territory, and in peacetime, there was little reason to patrol here. Raiding ogres would come from the west. Other orc clans would approach from the east. Even the hunting here was poor during this season, Garrosh remembered.
He had been very young the last time he had sat on this hilltop, and—
No. Garrosh had never sat on this hilltop or climbed these trees or run his fingers through these patches of grass as a child. This was a different world.
You can read the rest here and download it to read on the go if you like.