That pesky Garrosh Hellscream now out of the way, World of Warcraft players are rightfully looking toward the universe’s next expansion. That and the endless desire for the gaming community to spoil any big news that BlizzCon may hold when it returns in early November for BlizzCon 2013. Reports have been detailing for a few days that that next expansion is likely to be called “Heroes of the Storm.”
Originally picked off by MMO Champion, the trademark was filed on September 24 with the US Patent & Trademark Office. Adding credibility, said patent covers the important uses of the name in “online computer games,” “computer game software” and “computer game software downloadable from a global computer network.”
Certainly sounds like Warcraft, but the last trademark reportedly filed by Blizzard – The Dark Below – turned out to be a hoax. Normally, the titles of expansions have been self explanatory to anyone familiar with Warcraft lore, from Wrath of the Lich King to Mists of Pandaria. Heroes of the Storm is a bit more vague, leading to the need for additional lorecrafting.
If not sooner, it’ll likely be confirmed or denied on Day One of BlizzCon 2013 on November 8. We’ll be there with thousands of other fans.