The First Warcraft Movie
- 27th April 2016
- Posted by: Juan van Niekerk
- Category: News
Fans of the wildly popular MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game) World of Warcraft are waiting with bated breath since it was announced that the film “Warcraft: The Beginning”, based on the online game, will be released on June 10, 2016.
Warcraft: The Beginning movie
The fictional world of Azeroth, which is inhabited by humans, faces an inevitable war with a race of Orcs from the world of Draenor. The Orcs have fled their dying realm in order to avoid extinction and are now tasked with finding a new home in Azeroth, but the humans will not hand over their world without a fight.
The leader of the humans, Anduin Lothar, and Durotan who leads the army of Orcs, now face a battle that will decide the fate of these two races. As the Dark Portal opens to connect Azeroth and Draenor, each of these sides readies themselves to face the enemy and the fate of a world that can only be inhabited by the side that emerges as the victor.
The film stars Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Ben Foster and Dominic Cooper and is directed by Duncan Jones who is best known for his BAFTA-winning direction of the science fiction film “Moon”. The movie’s score will be composed by Ramin Djawadi, who was nominated for a Grammy for his composition of the score for the “Iron Man” film. He is also known for composing the theme song for the series “Game of Thrones”.
The Warcraft game
The first version of the Warcraft game, created by Blizzard Entertainment, came in 1994 with the release of Warcraft: Orcs and Humans. There have been four other core releases since then, namely Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness, Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, World of Warcraft, and Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft. World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor is the latest available expansion set which was released on November 13, 2014.
Azeroth serves as the open-world setting for all of the games and is inhabited by humans, elves, gnomes, trolls, dwarves and orcs. The player will choose a character (choosing between Rogue, Paladin, Mage and Death Knight) with which to play the game, starting out with a few beginner-level abilities. As they progress through the game, these abilities are added to and customised, creating a truly unique character.
The character will then come upon quest givers, quest items and quest objects. Each quest has it’s own difficulty level and objectives that need to be achieved in order to be considered completed. Players also have the option of joining forces with other players, creating parties of up to 5 players, raids of up to 25 characters or joining a guild. Players can interact via a chat function which is text-based.
It is a game filled with dungeons, creatures, duels, arena-based death matches, epic battlefields and rewarding challenges available to be played on DOS, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS, Sega Saturn, AmigaOS 4, PlayStation, iOS and Android platforms.
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