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Yes, modders are remaking Warcraft III

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Last month, Blizzard opened up its great big warchest, and let loose just about every asset necessary for modders to recreate the last game with WarCraft in the title that I had any interest in ever playing: Warcraft III. The community had begged Blizzard for the assets for years, so they could go about recreating Warcraft 3 in Star Craft 2’s engine.

Warcraft: Armies of Azeroth is one such remake. It’s been in development for some time – but the newly released assets have given it a bigger dose of that nostalgic flavour. With Blizzard so very focused on other projects like Overwatch and Heroes of the Storm, it’s unlikely we’ll see anything official bearing the Warcraft name that isn’t tied to their still ludicrously popular MMO – so it’s nice to see this all in an RTS setting.

Here’s the latest bit of video from Armies of Azeroth, and it brings back a whole lot of nostalgia. I remember very clearly how excited I was for Warcraft III’s release. I’d organised for a mate to go to the shops to grab a copy for me (pre-orders and deliveries were much rarer then than they are now) and the very night before the game was on shelves my PC got hit by lightning, turning it in to little more than a door stop. It took an insurance claim and a month before a wood-chopping peasant replied with a “Yes, milord?“ to my incessant clicking. Yes, I had an unopened copy of the game for a whole month before I could do anything with it.

Warcraft 3, while popular in its own right, is most famous for spawning (but not originating!) the mod that kicked off the MOBA craze; Defence of the Ancients…or DOTA if you prefer.

Last Updated: March 12, 2015


  1. Kensei Seraph

    March 12, 2015 at 10:04

    I have since lost my copy of Frozen Throne.
    I’ve tried looking for it several times but it just seems to have be devoured by the ether.

    Also I think you misspelled “Reign”.


    • Chaos Lord Norm

      March 12, 2015 at 10:09

      I had lost my copy of Dawn of War: The Dark Crusade.
      Later found it chewed on by my dog. Tis was a sad day.


      • Kensei Seraph

        March 12, 2015 at 10:18



      • Blood Emperor Trevor

        March 12, 2015 at 10:21

        It was puppy food for the puppy dog!


        • Chaos Lord Norm

          March 12, 2015 at 10:28

          I miss that dog.


      • Hammersteyn

        March 12, 2015 at 10:22

        Our doberman once chewed one of our Genesis games, luckily he missed the little green card inside the casing.


    • Kromas Votes LAG WCMovie Event

      March 12, 2015 at 10:31

      Lost my copy several times. I just keep going back to BT games and buying the WC3 battlechest.


  2. ReaperOfSquirrels

    March 12, 2015 at 10:07

    WC3 on the SC2 engine? I’d play that.


    • Tarisma

      March 12, 2015 at 10:35

      I just want more GemTD


      • Tiaan Pat

        March 12, 2015 at 11:42

        Or GreenTD


  3. Hammersteyn

    March 12, 2015 at 10:21

    We’ll never see WC4 which is sad. At least Blizzard managed to get up to 3.


  4. Pariah

    March 12, 2015 at 10:25

    They could at least make it look a bit better than a simple HD texture pack upgrade… It literally looks like the same game, with sharper textures…


    • Metal Rabbit

      March 12, 2015 at 13:49

      Not my cup of tea either. Had a huge craving for RTS so I got Grey Goo. Not Starcraft, but they do have Aussie and SA accents in-game XD


  5. hairyknees

    March 12, 2015 at 10:26

    I loved this game! I would be totally find with a remake or Warcraft IV 😀


    • Admiral Chief

      March 12, 2015 at 10:30

      So THAT is where the cabbage started…


      • hairyknees

        March 12, 2015 at 10:33

        Funnily enough, I grew to hate LANs because EVERYBODY was playing DOTA – and I hated it xD all I wanted to play was Tower Defense or Counter-Strike 🙁

        Then many years later the MOBA addiction hit me O_O


  6. Matthew Holliday

    March 12, 2015 at 10:31

    dont like the look of this remake vid, feels like age of empires meets warcraft.
    its not a good combination.

    needs more style and less of this attempt at realism.

    in all honesty, im fine with the wc3 engine.
    a legit sc2/wc3 mash up might be nice though.


  7. Ross Woofels Mason

    March 12, 2015 at 10:53

    Dunno why people are bitching, this looks freaking great to me and seems like a high quality mod.

    Might give me a reason to pick up star craft II again =p


  8. Xcalibersa

    March 12, 2015 at 11:06

    Looks the same


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