Gamescom, in Cologne, Germany, is Europe's largest gaming convention, and one of the largest int he world with 275,000 attendees in 2012, and the same set to visit in 2013. Blizzard, as you can see above, attended in 2012 with both Starcraft and Warcraft, hosting not only a huge gameplay area for the then Mists beta, but also concerts, a costume contest, live raids, and an arena tournament. Much of the same will likely feature this year, but the highlight is likely to be the playable content they're bringing, which is plentiful indeed!
In just a few short weeks, Blizzard will be at the biggest games convention in the world – gamescom in Cologne, Germany. The show runs from August 21-25, and we'll be welcoming players with all kinds of stage activities, contests and giveaways – and of course people are there to play games, too!
This year our booth is bigger than ever, which means we can accommodate more gamers than ever. Attendees will be able to play:
Diablo III (PC and PlayStation 3)
: Brave the Burning Hells and whack some demons – playable on console for the first time in Europe!
: Heroes of Warcraft (PC): Playable in public for the first time in Europe!
World of Warcraft (PC)
: Check out what patch 5.4 has to offer!
Check back for more updates in the days and weeks leading up to gamescom for details of what's in store for you at the Blizzard booth. We'll have quizzes, leveling contest, show matches, the World of Warcraft dance contest and much more – and don't forget you can still sign up
for the Blizzard costume contest.
Head to our newly launched dedicated website
for more about Blizzard at gamescom 2013.