Arriving This Fall—Four New Collectible Blizzard Books
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
We’re pleased to announce four new books coming to stores this fall. Whether you’re into Hearthstone, Diablo, or World of Warcraft (or all the above), there’s something special waiting for you within the pages of these collectible volumes.

The Art of Hearthstone: Year of the Kraken
Something stirs in the dark . . .

The second volume of The Art of Hearthstone dives deep into the Year of the Kraken, the first year of Hearthstone’s standard format. Enjoy 144 pages consisting of hundreds of illustrations from the corruptive cults of Whispers of the Old Gods, the glamourous disco of One Night in Karazhan, and the turf wars of Means Streets of Gadgetzan. Year of the Kraken goes into detail on the Hearthstone team’s artistic process for card art, game boards, and other visual designs, while also exploring the challenges and triumphs of creating a game enjoyed by millions of players around the globe.

Purchase the first volume today on the Blizzard Gear Store or at your favorite local bookstore.

The Art of Diablo
For more than 20 years, the artists behind Diablo have conjured new visions of the High Heavens and the Burning Hells, built nightmarish corridors filled with monsters and demons, and unleashed swarms of malevolent creatures upon players worldwide. The Art of Diablo plunges into the concept, design, and environmental art that has defined the world of Sanctuary and the Eternal Conflict at the core of the Diablo series.

The Cinematic Art of World of Warcraft
The drums of war thunder once again . . .

Over the course of World of Warcraft’s 15-year history, each new chapter in the game’s story has been bolstered through an array of epic cinematics; The Cinematic Art of World of Warcraft goes behind the scenes with the team who built these movies. With never-before-seen concept art and accounts of the creative and technical process, this is the definitive visual gallery of how countless artists helped bring the world of Azeroth to life in incredible detail and motion.

World of Warcraft Pop-Up Book
Choose your faction, pick your weapon, and prepare for an astonishing vision of the world of Azeroth like you’ve never seen before!

Built by best-selling paper engineer Matthew Reinhart, the World of Warcraft Pop-Up Book brings the beloved locations of Warcraft to life, from the classic faction hubs of Orgrimmar and Stormwind, to the battle-scarred lands of Lordaeron and Teldrassil, and even the new capital cities of Kul Tiras and Zandalar!

Each page unfolds into an eye-popping treat, depicting iconic sites with brand-new art and interactive pieces.

Keep an eye on your local booksellers or online shops for when pre-sales go live.
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  1. Netherspark's Avatar
    Please don't buy this.
  1. Omedon's Avatar
    ‪Just so y’all know: A game that makes and sells a pop-up book doesn’t and won’t end a story with “and the moral of the story is: the genocidal war criminal was right all along!”
  1. Kynreve's Avatar
    Ugh...yeah, no, make the game interesting again first, then I'll think about buying extra stuff.
  1. Unholyground's Avatar
    Pretty cool, but books take up far too much space.
  1. Fiacla's Avatar
    Blizzard sell books? Haha Blizzard desperate. Blizzard do bad thing
  1. det's Avatar
    Shame you cannot buy them with the salt that will be in this thread if the first few posts are anything to go by :P
  1. Greyvax's Avatar
    So this is what blizzard's been doing instead of fixing the Azerite system?

    SMH...
  1. PlazaPlaza's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Netherspark View Post
    Please don't buy this.
    Why not???
  1. Zoldor's Avatar
    Jobs I wish I knew existed as a child Paper Engineer. That sounds fun, well, minus the paper cuts.
  1. Neverafter's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by chaud View Post
    Arriving This Fall—Four New Collectible Blizzard Books
    Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)


    Built by best-selling paper engineer Matthew Reinhart, the World of Warcraft Pop-Up Book brings the beloved locations of Warcraft to life, from the classic faction hubs of Orgrimmar and Stormwind, to the battle-scarred lands of Lordaeron and Teldrassil, and even the new capital cities of Kul Tiras and Zandalar!

    So I can have my own pop-up burning of Teldrasil IRL?!?!?!
  1. Unholyground's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Greyvax View Post
    So this is what blizzard's been doing instead of fixing the Azerite system?

    SMH...
    They did fix it, in 8.2 there is a complete rework coming to the hearth of azeroth that makes it like the artifact weapons of legion and is spec specific...lol, and the azerite armor will remain largely the same as in 8.1
  1. ojblade's Avatar
    they owe me an art book for BFA collectors box.
  1. Queen of Hamsters's Avatar
    Bööks are always welcome to my shelves, although I'll wait for reviews on these. That pop-up had better come with smoke effects tho!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by det View Post
    Shame you cannot buy them with the salt that will be in this thread if the first few posts are anything to go by :P
    If salt was a currency we'd be able to mine it and topple governments!!!
  1. Yunaqt's Avatar
    I love the "making books instead of fixing systems".

    Like they just pulled the devs aside and got them to make some books...
  1. keymil's Avatar
    Imagine going to the cinema and watching a movie, but the quality was rather low, and to understand what the movie was about you had to read some books (for which you had to pay too).

    I suppose releasing a book is more lazy and cheaper than telling quality story in game.
  1. Kathranis's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by keymil View Post
    Imagine going to the cinema and watching a movie, but the quality was rather low, and to understand what the movie was about you had to read some books (for which you had to pay too).

    I suppose releasing a book is more lazy and cheaper than telling quality story in game.
    These are literally artbooks for three different games, but okay.
  1. Autoriot's Avatar
    Art of Diablo "book" should only be available on your mobile phone and E-readers
  1. Drynix's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Neverafter View Post
    So I can have my own pop-up burning of Teldrasil IRL?!?!?!
    Jup! It works like a zippo lighter! Flick it open and it burns! Real immersive book as it turns your house into a replica of the events that transpired that day!
  1. Daemos daemonium's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Fiacla View Post
    Blizzard sell books? Haha Blizzard desperate. Blizzard do bad thing
    Blizzard has sold abunch of books I don’t see how it’s desperate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greyvax View Post
    So this is what blizzard's been doing instead of fixing the Azerite system?

    SMH...

    Not even close to the same teams.
  1. Beerbill Society's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ojblade View Post
    they owe me an art book for BFA collectors box.
    It's now sold separately like a DLC.

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