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The BlizzCon opening ceremony has kicked off and we’ve got all the details, big and small

BlizzCon 2014 has kicked off and it’s the biggest one yet. Blizzard has announced its first new IP in 17 years, Overwatch, a new expansion for Hearthstone, and lots of little yet still significant details for their other franchises. Here’s what you need to know:

World of Warcraft

– A new pet will be going on sale this December, all the proceeds of this particular pet will go to charity

Heroes of the Storm

– The closed beta starts on January 13th, 2015

Hearthstone

– Hearthstone is coming to android tablets this December

– A new expansion, Goblins vs Gnomes, is coming out December and will feature 120 new cards including Explosive Sheep and Annoy-o-Tron

Starcraft 2: Legacy of the Void

– This will be a standalone title, you do not need to own Wings of Liberty and Heart of the Swarm, the game’s previous expansions, to play Legacy of the Void

– New multiplayer units will be introduced, Lurkers are returning

– Archon mode is a new cooperative mode that will have players working together to control a single base

Last but not least is the reveal of Overwatch which, since we have SO much information on the game, we’ll be posting a separate news story just for it. Until then, check out our original announcement.

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