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Blizzard to Reveal Mystery Title Next Month at PAX East

By - Source: GameFront | B 39 comments

It's not the Titan MMO, according to Blizzard.

Is Blizzard finally gearing up to introduce its Titan MMO? Nope, at least, not at PAX East next month. The company recently sent out an invitation to the press announcing that it will be revealing an entirely new game at the Boston show taking place March 22 to March 24. According to Blizzard, it will be "a little something different" than what we've seen so far.

"We've been working on a little something, different from our other games, and we're pleased to invite you to be the first to see it," the company said. "It's not a sequel, expansion, or that rumored next-gen MMO, but it's something we're excited for you to get your hands on."

Blizzard previously teased that a surprise awaited PAX East, and it was assumed that Blizzard would simply provide a playable version of Diablo 3 for PlayStation 3 (which will likely be there anyway) for hands-on exposure. However this latest announcement indicates it's something previously unannounced, yet doesn't necessarily state it's an entirely new IP (brand, franchise, etc).

So what does Blizzard have up its sleeve? The company typically makes its big reveals during BlizzCon which will be making a return this November – which is why this PAX East reveal is so mysterious. There's speculation that Blizzard has resurrected Starcraft: Ghost now that the studio has its console hands dirty once again.

As Gamefront points out, Blizzard's email calls it "the new Blizzard project." The company may be introducing Blizzard All-Stars, the League of Legends competitor that was originally called "Blizzard DOTA" until Valve took the studio to court over the DOTA name. It could also be the project Jay Wilson began working on after leaving the Diablo 3 team.

That said, let the speculation begin. It's not a sequel or expansion, so stifle those Warcraft 4 thoughts until November.

 

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    bebangs , February 28, 2013 8:04 AM
    After diablo 3, im not that excited on any of the new blizzard games.

    >> It could also be the project Jay Wilson began working on after leaving the Diablo 3 team.

    f&#$ that loser.
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    derekullo , February 28, 2013 6:32 AM
    Blizzard: The "Diablo 3" You played last year was just a joke.

    Blizzard: Now we are releasing the real Diablo 3.
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    kinggraves , February 28, 2013 11:10 AM
    I really hope it's Auction House the Game. I just want to send Activision my money directly instead of having all this gameplay nonsense in the way. Why do I need to grind for an hour before I can give them more money?
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    mazty , February 28, 2013 6:11 AM
    Blates will be WoW wacky racers...

    After the crap that was SC2 & D3, with their insistence on using the WoW engine for everything, I really, really am not holding my breath that it'll be any good.
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    Anonymous , February 28, 2013 6:15 AM
    im not to sure what mazty refers to about sc2, havent bought it. but d3 was a waste of time and money, and is well worth a refund.

    but anyway... im with him on the matter
    they are gonna try and add some wow crap to it and it will ruin it.

    but this time blizzard will launch a new IP, so the success cant piggy back off the previous titles.
  • 18 Hide
    derekullo , February 28, 2013 6:32 AM
    Blizzard: The "Diablo 3" You played last year was just a joke.

    Blizzard: Now we are releasing the real Diablo 3.
  • 12 Hide
    fuzzion , February 28, 2013 6:38 AM
    **GASP*** Its half life 3!
  • 3 Hide
    blackjackedy , February 28, 2013 7:25 AM
    Became really excited about a sc ghost reboot after reading this, then realised it would probably be built on the cod engine .____.
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    Soda-88 , February 28, 2013 7:35 AM
    maztyBlates will be WoW wacky racers...After the crap that was SC2 & D3, with their insistence on using the WoW engine for everything, I really, really am not holding my breath that it'll be any good.

    I hope you are joking. SC2 crap? Using WoW engine for everything? My brain is hurting right now.
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    Anonymous , February 28, 2013 7:52 AM
    "The company may be introducing Blizzard All-Stars, the League of Legends competitor that was originally called "Blizzard DOTA" until Valve took the studio to court over the DOTA name."

    There are several things wrong in this sentence.

    Blizzard took Valve to court, not the other way around.

    DotA never was Blizzard DotA. It was DotA All-Stars.

    Blizzard DotA (now known as Blizzard All-Stars) is a SCII map.

    DotA was a W3 map.

    DotA 2, which Blizzard tried to sue Valve over, is a stand-alone version of DotA.
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    myromance123 , February 28, 2013 7:55 AM
    Shame, I don't feel very invigorated when I hear "Blizzard" anymore. Not like the Warcraft RTS days. Personally bought D3 expecting some good quality gaming, but got a merchant-style game instead.

    SC2's always online was a real pity. SC2 has good gameplay, but I'm not always online. So I didn't get it. Only money-making failures out of Blizzard nowadays. Makes them money, but leaves us with despair.
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    bebangs , February 28, 2013 8:04 AM
    After diablo 3, im not that excited on any of the new blizzard games.

    >> It could also be the project Jay Wilson began working on after leaving the Diablo 3 team.

    f&#$ that loser.
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    cats_Paw , February 28, 2013 8:21 AM
    I bought sc2 (and i think it was sorta a mistake on my part), and after that did not bother even trying the diablo 3 beta they send me.

    So, chances are their next game wont be interesting for me either. However, ive been proven wrong before, so i will wait and see.

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    s3anister , February 28, 2013 8:49 AM
    After the disappointments that were SCII and D3 (IMO) I'm no longer excited by anything Blizzard could release. Whatever they plan on selling I'm not buying.
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    officeguy , February 28, 2013 9:17 AM
    I don't get excited over games anymore. I was disappointed too many times in the past for games that I was excited for. So, I just wait for the review and see what the "test subject" say and decide from there if I want to buy it or just wait for it.
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    nolarrow , February 28, 2013 10:11 AM
    Warcraft 4 or gtfo
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    Murissokah , February 28, 2013 11:03 AM
    Related news:

    Activision-Blizzard partners up with ebay for their next title.
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    kinggraves , February 28, 2013 11:10 AM
    I really hope it's Auction House the Game. I just want to send Activision my money directly instead of having all this gameplay nonsense in the way. Why do I need to grind for an hour before I can give them more money?
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    CrArC , February 28, 2013 11:24 AM
    officeguyI don't get excited over games anymore. I was disappointed too many times in the past for games that I was excited for. So, I just wait for the review and see what the "test subject" say and decide from there if I want to buy it or just wait for it.
    Can't decide if it's just an side effect of growing older and more cynical, or if games these last few years have just generally sucked more.

    Either way, I certainly don't care about 99% of the games I hear about these days. I could use this opportunity to rant about how consoles strangled the games industry anyway (think of all the cool ideas we were promised in tech demos over the years which couldn't come to be because they were unsupported/too power-hungry for the crappy old current-gen consoles) but that wouldn't entirely apply as we are seeing an interesting resurgence in smaller, 'simpler' games which prove quite enjoyable.

    I don't know, it just seems like there's too much generic crap out there now.
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    Non-Euclidean , February 28, 2013 12:16 PM
    Its gotta be D3 SE, with another level of exclusive purchase only equipment!
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    ubercake , February 28, 2013 12:21 PM
    Wake me up in 10 years when they're done with it.
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    cknobman , February 28, 2013 1:40 PM
    Dont care what it is I wont touch it with a 10 foot pole until it has been released and out on the market for a few months.

    I want to make sure plenty of professional and user reviews hit the web about whatever it is.

    Blizzard has completely lost my trust in them any more. Diablo 3 was the last pre order I ever make from Blizzard.
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    susyque747 , February 28, 2013 1:51 PM
    Big companies have destroyed two great companies. Activision killed Blizzard and EA killed Bioware. RIP you two were great at one time but now you are just whores.
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