Blizzard are ramping up to the release of Battle for Azeroth on August 12th and have released the first short in their pre Battle for Azeroth expansion series “Warbringers”. This first short focuses on one of the major players in WoW’s history and someone who it seems will be also playing a pivotal role in the upcoming expansion, Jaina Proudmore.
Accompanying the striking watercolour-esque art style is a bespoke song written for the expansion, a haunting folky sea shanty all about the Archmage herself (sung by Laura Bailey) – fans of Warcraft lore will appreciate the lyrics of this one in particular. Jaina has had a troubled past, she is filled with guilt for decisions she has made, and vengeance for the brutal attacks on her people. All this inner anguish has taken its toll on the archmage, she’s now isolated herself from the Kirin Tor, and with a war on the horizon, enemies of Jaina (horde and alliance alike) should beware the daughter of the sea.
The Warbringers series will see shorts for two other key players in the Battle for Azeroth expansion, Sylvanas Windrunner and Queen Azshara. The tension is building and with the pre-patch now out, players should keep an eye on some developments coming this Wednesday.
Battle for Azeroth releases on August 12th.