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Blackthorne characters coming to Blizzard’s Heroes of the Storm?

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Heroes of the Storm, Blizzard’s foray into MOBAs, is shaping up to have some interesting heroes. Or champions. Or characters. I’m not really sure what we’re supposed to call them, but the “guys you can summon” come from a range of Blizzard’s IP.

So far, Blizzard has confirmed the following characters:


  • Falstad
  • Illidan
  • Malfurion
  • Gaziowe
  • Stitches
  • Arthas
  • Uther


  • Diablo
  • Tyrael
  • Sonya
  • Valla
  • Naziba


  • Kerrigan
  • Nova
  • Raynor
  • Tassdar<l/i>
  • Abathur

Plus, they have confirmed that Elite Tauren Chieftan will be a character; this is a reference to the joke band that play at every Blizzcon and will be complete with giant guitars on his back and abilities such as power slide and stage dive.

However, Blizzard art director Sam Didier explained that new characters will be introduced on a regular basis, and there is a lot of Blizzard property to draw upon for inspiration:

We’ve had properties all the way back to 1991, like Lost Vikings, Blackthorne, Rock n’ Roll Racing. I’ve done concepts of Lost Vikings! Nothing to say that they’re in there right now or designed yet, but that is one of my goals. I’d love to do that.

They have so many games and characters to choose from. What would you like to see? I just hope that this could be a good first step towards reviving some of those old IPs and bringing out new games. Which characters/heroes/champions would you like to see?

Last Updated: November 12, 2013


  1. Admiral Chief Wang

    November 12, 2013 at 11:11


    This is NOT what I meant when I said I wanted a new Blackthorne!


    • Unavengedavo(aka. IceCreamMan)

      November 12, 2013 at 11:30

      Agreed, they should either do a remake of the classic or a new one. But atleast they are kinda reviving it and who knows, if the character is popular then they might look into it πŸ˜›


      • Admiral Chief Wang

        November 12, 2013 at 11:33

        Here’s hoping with you!


        • Unavengedavo(aka. IceCreamMan)

          November 12, 2013 at 11:45

          But if they do remake it, they should keep it a platformer! πŸ˜›


  2. Admiral Chief Wang

    November 12, 2013 at 11:16

    Hey….hey Blizzard….Hey….Hey Blizz…….MAKE BLACKTHORNE STANDALONE AWESOME HD GAME!!!!



  3. boobboo

    November 12, 2013 at 12:54

    • Kroll

      November 12, 2013 at 12:56



  4. hairyknees

    November 12, 2013 at 13:06

    Dafuq is Thrall?! GROM?!?!?! And all them Night Elves (I don’t remember their names πŸ˜› I know one was Furion)


    • ToshZA

      November 12, 2013 at 13:09

      lol, these are just the currently announced heros. More will follow, chill. πŸ˜›

      And its Malfurion Stormrage I believe you’re referring to?


      • hairyknees

        November 12, 2013 at 16:57

        Haha I know πŸ˜› but they were some of my fave heroes! They should be Edmund Duke from SC… my one friend would cry manly tears of joy ^_^


  5. Warwick Candle Parris

    November 12, 2013 at 14:04

    The Elite Tauren Chieftan is the name of the Blizzard Band that is comprised of Blizzard employees. Their first major song was the one that played during the credits for Warcraft 3…

    As long as they add Fenix as a playable character in this game Ill be happy…


  6. James Blacksmith

    November 12, 2013 at 15:19

    Blizz getting desperate.

    LOL and Dota 2 out there, no-one is going to care about a Blizz title, particularly if made by the same clueless buffoons that made SC2.


  7. Zakee Khattak

    November 16, 2013 at 07:37

    As far as they have:
    1) Fenix, and
    2) Zeratul
    I’ll be happy.


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