StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm playable at gamescom

Friday, 29th June 2012 14:43 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Blizzard has announced gamescom attendees will be able to play StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm and WoW: Mists of Pandaria.

Visitors to the Blizzard Entertainment booth will also have the an opportunity for a hands-on demo of World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria, and also “take control of all-new terran, protoss, and zerg units,” in StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm.

Diablo III will be on-hand as well for you to try if you haven’t already.

In addition, visitors to the Blizzard booth will be able to do the following:

  • Meet with Blizzard developers at signing sessions throughout the event.
  • Witness some of the world’s best pro gamers battle it out in intense StarCraft II showmatches.
  • Watch top guilds navigate deadly dungeons during live World of Warcraft raids.
  • Listen to a live orchestra perform some of the enchanting music from Blizzard games.
  • Step into the spotlight and participate in costume and dance competitions.
  • Take part in quizzes, giveaways.

gamescom takes place August 15 – 19 in Cologne, Germany.



  1. Hirmetrium

    HOTS is still not in beta, but seems to be making more and more public show plays. What on earth are they left polishing at this point?

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Giskard

    @1 Their wallets before the incoming flood of money.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Talkar

    At MLG Anaheim Dustin Browder said they basically all they’re doing now is balancing. Finding that sweetspot where a unit is balanced, and they are using these public appearances to help with that, as well as internal testing obviously. I reckon the beta is 1-2 months away.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Daodan

    Who’s Voldemorta?

    #4 3 years ago

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