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:

Warcraft

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

Diablo

  • Diablo
  • Tyrael
  • Sonya
  • Valla
  • Naziba

StarCraft

  • 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

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