Heroes of the Storm Goes Gold, Releases on June 2nd
Blizzard's much awaited MOBA with a hint of fanfiction is about to become official. June 2nd marks the day that Heroes of the Storm finally makes its exit from a two week beta test and out into the open world. The best part about it, is that Heroes of the Storm will be completely free.
Heroes of the Storm will make its official debut on the PC on June 2nd 2015, and has a fantastic trailer to show you why you want to play it.
In Heroes of the Storm you can assume control of one of thirty different characters from the various Blizzard franchises to fight in up to a 5v5 match in a very MOBA style atmosphere. You can find characters from the Diablo, StarCraft, and Warcraft franchises that can be purchased with in game currency or real money.
The best part is that there is no price of entry. Characters can even be used based on a weekly rotation, so you'll eventually be able to enjoy all the characters anyway. So the game is truly free, if you want it to be. Of course there are plenty of opportunities to spend money, just like in any freemium game.
Blizzard has been throwing around the idea of their own MOBA genre game for quite some time, though nothing has quite come to fruition. The original idea stemmed from a custom map called Blizzard DOTA that debuted at BlizzCon 2010, and allowed players to follow the basic premises of DOTA type gameplay as a mod within StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty.
After the relatively positive reception of that map, Blizzard decided to commercialize on that response by creating their own, and thus the idea evolved from being an expansion of StarCraft II to becoming it's very own game as Heroes of the Storm.