For Azeroth - 25 Years of Warcraft Cinematic

Warcraft: Orcs & Humans, the first entry in the Warcraft franchise, was initially released on November 23, 1994. Numerous video games, books, and even a major motion picture later, the series is still going strong, with a new World of Warcraft expansion set to launch next year. And in order to commemorate the series' 25th anniversary, the folks over at Blizzard Entertainment have put together a video that condenses 25 years of Warcraft into 4 minutes. Check it out:

For twenty-five years, the world of Azeroth has defined immersive gaming and epic storytelling. Shaped by endless conflict, the Warcraft universe has borne witness to the rise and fall of heroes, villains, and adventurers.

Here's to twenty-five years of Warcraft and to everyone who has taken the journey with us, from the peaks of Dun Morogh to the pit of the Maelstrom. For Azeroth!

While you're here, you may also be interested in this official forums post that tells us to expect the upcoming Visions of N’zoth content update for the Battle for Azeroth expansion early next year:

With the reveal at BlizzCon of the upcoming Shadowlands expansion, we’ve been getting a lot of questions regarding the schedule for the previously announced Visions of N’Zoth content update. To that end, we want to share that Visions of N’Zoth and the raid—Ny’alotha, The Waking City—will go live early next year.

Visions of N’Zoth is making good progress on the PTR, and currently with your help, we have been comprehensively testing the new content along with iterating on new systems like Corruption.

During the holiday season, we want to be considerate of all our players with the release timing of new content. Many guilds are still progressing through The Eternal Palace, and we want to give them enough time to finish the raid and earn their Cutting Edge: Queen Azshara and Ahead of the Curve achievements before opening the new raid. We try to avoid releasing new content tiers during the holiday season so that players are not encouraged to choose between progression and spending time with their families and friends. This also helps ensure us that we’re fully staffed to support any required hotfixes or turning issues that may emerge.

This will also give everyone extra time to enjoy the WoW 15th Anniversary event starting today, so you can play through the limited-time Memories of Azeroth raids and Korrak’s Revenge without having to rush through the festivities.

We’ll have more info on the new raid and content update in the next few weeks, so stay tuned to the forums and for the latest news as we head into the holiday season.