Blizzard Entertainment is a gaming company best known for their World of Warcraft game. The company has released an audio drama called The Tomb of Sargeras. It is the first time that Blizzard has told a story in this format.
Later this month, Blizzard will release a new World of Warcraft expansion called World of Warcraft: Legion. Those that have played World of Warcraft (WoW) at any time in the past know that there is a whole lot of lore, and background stories, and character development that is part of their game. The thing is, not all of this is shared inside the game itself.
In the past, Blizzard supplemented the story of what happened between one expansion and the next by releasing books that filled in the gaps for players. In addition, they have also released manga and comics that provide interested players with more information about important characters and events that are part of World of Warcraft’s long, detailed, storyline.
The Tomb of Sargeras audio drama is intended to serve as a set up for players as they move from the current expansion to the new one. Those who used to play WoW, and stopped some time ago for whatever reason, could listen to the The Tomb of Sargeras and between now and when World of Warcraft: Legion is released, and start the new expansion with some knowledge about the storyline and some of the important characters. The audio drama includes music and sound effects from the game.
Polygon reported that Blizzard’s director of story and creative development, James Waugh, said that they are excited about The Tomb of Sargeras. If the community likes this audio drama, there is potential that Blizzard Entertainment might create more of them in the future.
World of Warcraft: Legion launches on August 30, 2016. All four episodes (and a trailer episode) of The Tomb of Sargeras have been released. There is time to listen to and enjoy Blizzard Entertainment’s first audio drama podcast before the expansion launches.