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The Art of Overwatch is Back with a Second Deluxe Edition

The wait is over! Dark Horse Books and Blizzard Entertainment present The Art of Overwatch Volume 2 Deluxe Ed. This highly anticipated tome is filled with the behind-the-scenes work from four years of new Overwatch content, including heroes, skins, and maps!      

A deluxe-edition compendium including never-before-seen concept art for new characters—from Doomfist to Echo! This volume showcases new content from summer 2017 onward, including the development process around fan-favorite heroes, environments, and cinematics. Beyond new content, this all-encompassing guide goes further, expanding on the construction of unique, event-driven game modes, NPC design, and more. Introduction text and a sneak peek at Overwatch 2, meticulously crafted with the Overwatch game team, complete this beautiful collection. 

The Deluxe Edition features an exclusive cover rendered in eye-catching foil and comes with a clamshell case for the book, along with three lithographs housed in two portfolios. Created in close collaboration with Blizzard Entertainment, who will be offering the standard hardcover edition.

The Art of Overwatch Volume 2 Deluxe Ed will be available everywhere books are sold on October 27, 2021. It is available for pre-order on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and at your local comic shop and bookstore. The Art of Overwatch Volume 2 Deluxe Ed will retail for $99.99.

Overwatch Anthology: Expanded Edition is an Essential Companion to the Overwatch Universe

Dark Horse Comics and Blizzard Entertainment are releasing an updated and expanded Overwatch Anthology with Overwatch Anthology: Expanded Edition. This hardcover includes the previously collected Overwatch one-shots along with seven more stories and a new cover by Bengal.

In this exciting comic series, explore the backstories and motivations behind Overwatch’s most popular heroes—from Ana to Zarya! This updated hardcover anthology now collects all of Blizzard Entertainment’s existing digital Overwatch comics from an all-star lineup of creators, including Ryan Benjamin, Matt Burns, Robert Brooks, Micky Neilson, Nesskain, Bengal, and more. Whether you’re starting in bronze or a Grandmaster, this expanded anthology adds over fifty pages of new comics and behind the scenes content, making it an essential companion to the Overwatch universe!

Overwatch Anthology: Expanded Edition hardcover will be in comic shops on November 10, 2021 and in book stores on November 23, 2021. It is available for pre-order and will retail for $24.99.

Overwatch Anthology: Expanded Edition

Overwatch’s Tracer’s Comic Series is Collected in Hardcover

Overwatch: Tracer—London Calling is being collected in its entirety in a 112-page hardcover from Dark Horse Comics with a brand-new cover by series cover artist, Bengal. From acclaimed Eisner and Harvey award-winning writer Mariko Tamaki and kinetic artist Babs Tarr, joined by exquisite colorist Rachael Cohen and letterer extraordinaire Deron Bennett, Blizzard Entertainment and Dark Horse Comics present Overwatch fans with an exciting new addition to Overwatch’s unique universe!

Overwatch may be disbanded, but Tracer’s time in “retirement” is up . . . After a punk-rock omnic named Iggy shows Tracer the dire living conditions forced upon London’s omnics, Tracer vows to help. But things might not be so easy, especially with larger forces sowing conflict between humans and omnics in London.

Overwatch: Tracer—London Calling hardcover will be in comic shops on September 15, 2021 and in book stores on September 28, 2021. It will retail for $24.99.

Overwatch: Tracer—London Calling

The Starcraft II Protoss Carrier Comes to Dark Horse Direct

Carrier has arrived. Blizzard Entertainment and Dark Horse Direct have teamed up once again, this time to bring to life one of the most powerful warships in Blizzard’s epic real-time strategy game, StarCraft II—the Protoss Carrier!

This magnificent capital ship is approximately 18” long and made from polyresin. It includes a metal display post to give the ship the illusion of flight over a large protoss base. Elements originally painted blue on the ship will glow in the dark; just charge with a UV light source and you’re good to go!

Limited to 500, the StarCraft: Protoss Carrier Replica will retail for $299.99. The StarCraft: Protoss Carrier Replica is expected to ship Fall 2020. Pre-order exclusively at direct.darkhorse.com now to add the Protoss Carrier to your fleet!

Return to the World of Starcrat this July in Starcraft: Survivors

Writer extraordinaire Jody Houser, artist Gabriel Guzmán, colorist Michael Atiyeh, and letterer Steve Dutro team up to continue the tale started inStarCraft: Scavengers. Based on an original story by Jody Houser and Blizzard Entertainment’s StarCraft game team, StarCraft: Survivors reveals exciting new territory in the StarCraft universe!

After surviving a murderous dark templar’s rampage, a terran space engineer named Caleb is forced to carry out the protoss’s bidding: he must infiltrate a munitions factory in the Umojan Protectorate and find a mysterious source of power.

StarCraft: Survivors #1 (of four) goes on sale July 24, 2019.

StarCraft: Survivors #1

New Blizzard Entertainment Toys And Apparel Revealed At Blizzcon 2018 including Overwatch LEGO

At BlizzCon 2018 the company revealed a full lineup of global consumer products announcements for the tens of thousands of gamers in attendance and following along online via the BlizzCon Virtual Ticket.

Featured were previews and reveals for several upcoming 2019 products stemming from partnerships with The LEGO GroupHasbroUNIQLO and FUNKO, each highlighting new ways for fans to showcase their passion for the characters and settings of Blizzard’s globally acclaimed games, such as OverwatchWorld of Warcraft, Hearthstone and Diablo III.

Six LEGO Overwatch building sets, ranging in price from $14.99 to $89.99, were previewed for BlizzCon attendees, including: Tracer vs. WidowmakerHanzo vs. GenjiDorado ShowdownD.Va & ReinhardtBastion, and Watchpoint: Gibraltar. Sets feature fan-favorite vehicles and characters in minifigure form, such as Tracer, Widowmaker, Hanzo, Genji, Shimada Henchman, Soldier: 76, McCree, D.Va, Reinhardt, Pharah, Mercy, Reaper, and Winston. The LEGO Overwatch collection will be available at mass retail in early 2019. As previously announced, fans attending BlizzCon may also purchase an exclusive LEGO Overwatch Omnic Bastion building set by visiting the Blizzard Gear Store.

As the master toy licensee for Overwatch, Hasbro previewed a range of NERF Overwatch Rival + Microshots blasters with select items exclusively available for pre-order now and full line coming in January 2019. Hasbro also revealed the OVERWATCH ULTIMATES MERCY figure, which is the first figure to be unveiled within its OVERWATCH ULTIMATES FIGURE assortment, coming to most major retailers next spring.

Her Universe, a leading fan-focused lifestyle and fashion brand, announced their expansion in the gaming space at BlizzCon. The Her Universe World of Warcraft women’s fashion collection is now available and at the Blizzard Gear Store, and an Overwatch fashion collection for both women and men, under the company’s new label Our Universe, will debut later in November at BoxLunch and in December at Hot Topic.

UNIQLO and Blizzard announced that, following the success of the 2018 Blizzard Entertainment collection, the two companies will be partnering once again on a new apparel line. The collection of exclusive designs will be available in spring 2019 across all Blizzard’s franchises.

FUNKO and Blizzard revealed their latest Overwatch POP! vinyl figure, modeled after Ashe, a new hero revealed at BlizzCon, in addition to a messenger bag from Loungefly. The Ashe vinyl figure and messenger bag are available for purchase at BlizzCon and on the Blizzard gear store.

In celebration of the fan art community, HOT TOPIC and BOXLUNCH partnered with Blizzard to launch a contest where artists rallied to submit hundreds of original Hearthstone, StarCraft, Heroes of the Storm, World of Warcraft, Overwatch, and Diablo designs for the opportunity to have their creations featured on t-shirts at Hot Topic, BoxLunch, and the Blizzard Gear Store. Fan favorite designs from World of Warcraft will be available at the Gear Store and onsite at BlizzCon, while additional designs from Blizzard’s roster will be available at Hot Topic in mid-November with the grand-prize-winning Diablo design set to debut at BoxLunch in late November.

Blizzard and Titan Comics Team Up for Comics Set in the Diablo Universe

Titan Comics and Blizzard Entertainment have announced an all-new comic book series set in the universe of the critically acclaimed and genre-defining action role-playing game series Diablo.

Written by Marv Wolfman and illustrated by Piotr KowalskiDiablo will launch with a four-part miniseries in 2018. The comics will follow a group of zealous scholars and crusaders as they discover the true origins of humanity. Will their faith survive these shocking revelations?

Set in the dark and demon-infested world of Sanctuary, the Diablo game series invites players to face down the infernal hordes of the Burning Hells—and rewards them for their efforts with piles and piles of epic loot. Diablo III, the current installment, set a record for fastest-selling PC game, with over 3.5 million copies sold in the first day of its release, and more than 30 million sold to date. Diablo III is available for Windows, macOS, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One platforms.

Character sketches by Piotr Kowalski

The Starcraft Universe is Explored in a New Comic Miniseries from Dark Horse and Blizzard

Dark Horse and Blizzard Entertainment have announced a new four-issue comic series: StarCraft: Scavengers. This comic series is the latest addition to Dark Horse and Blizzard Entertainment’s line of publications, preceded by The Art of OverwatchOverwatch Anthology: Volume 1, and World of Warcraft Chronicle (volumes I and II).

Writer Jody Houser and artist Gabriel Guzmán join forces for StarCraft: Scavengers, a new comic series further exploring the expansive universe of Blizzard’s acclaimed science-fiction real-time strategy game series. In StarCraft: Scavengers, a group of terrans hopes to pull off the job of their lifetimes: pillaging a derelict protoss ship in a decaying orbit above an uninhabited planet. The scavengers’ dangerous mission is seen from the point of view of a young, inexperienced engineer. The team must scavenge the ship’s priceless tech before it burns up in the planet’s atmosphere, but can they beat the clock and avoid being busted by Dominion police forces?

Originally released by Blizzard Entertainment in 1998, StarCraft is a real-time strategy game that chronicles the interstellar war between three galactic species: the protoss, the zerg, and the terrans. The saga continues in the acclaimed sequel StarCraft II, which is now available free-to-play—including the epic, award-winning Wings of Liberty™ campaign.

The first issue (of four) of the StarCraft: Scavengers comic series goes on sale July 25, 2018.

Dark Horse Comics Teams Up with Blizzard Entertainment for Overwatch

Dark Horse Comics and Blizzard Entertainment have joined forces on a publishing program centered around the hottest game of the year, Overwatch. The program consists of a slate of products based on Blizzard’s team shooter, including digital comics, a graphic novel, and an art book.

Dark Horse has already begun republishing a series of free digital comics by Blizzard Entertainment that further illuminate the characters and world of Overwatch. A number of eight-page digital comics are already available through Dark Horse’s digital comics platforms, with more currently in production and slated for release in the future.

A hardcover original Overwatch graphic novel has been slotted for release in April 2017. This brand-new entry in the Overwatch canon will contain one hundred pages of sequential artwork telling the story of the original Overwatch strike team.

Summer 2017 will see the release of The Art of Overwatch, a stunning collection of never-before-seen concept art from the critically acclaimed game. Stay tuned for more details regarding The Art of Overwatch.

Overwatch

Dark Horse Comics Sets the Date for World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 1

Dark Horse Comics and Blizzard Entertainment have set a release date for the first in a multivolume series detailing the history of the Warcraft universe: World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 1.

On March 15, World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 1 will hit shelves, taking readers on a journey through an age of myth and legend long before the Horde and the Alliance came to be. This definitive tome of Warcraft lore reveals untold stories about the birth of the cosmos, the rise of ancient empires, and the forces that shaped the world of Azeroth and its people.

This beautiful hardcover book features over twenty full-page illustrations by World of Warcraft artist Peter Lee and is the first in a multipart series exploring the Warcraft universe, from its distant past to the current era. Volume 1 covers the creation of the Warcraft universe up to the story of the original Warcraft: Orcs & Humans.

World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 1 goes on sale March 15, 2016.

World of Warcraft Chronicle Volume 1