Warcraft 3 Gold Edition
Including Warcraft 3: The Frozen Throne
Warcraft 3: Reign of Chaos
It has been nearly fifteen years since the war between the orcs and humans ended. An uneasy peace settled over the land while, for years, the drums of war were silent. Yet the kingdoms of men grew complacent in their victory - and slowly, the defeated orcish clans regrouped under the banner of a new visionary leader.
Now a darker shadow has fallen over the world, threatening to extinguish all life - all hope. The drums of war play upon the winds once again - rising urgently towards the inevitable hour when the skies will rain fire - and the world will tremble before the coming of the Burning Legion.
Four Unique Races armed with distinctive units, magical abilities, and weapons of war.
Two nations of warriors new to the Warcraft Universe; the plague-ridden Undead and the mysterious Night Elves.
Brilliant three-dimensional graphics powered by Blizzard's own 3D engine, which offers support for multiple resolutions and customizable detail settings.
Build Legendary Heroes, whose ability to advance in levels and learn new spells and abilities makes them the core of each race's force. Heroes can use Special Items and Equipment dropped by Neutral Units or purchased from Neutral Buildings to turn the tide of battle.
Neutral Buildings, accessible by each race's Heroes, offer a variety of wondrous magic items and fearsome mercenary units--all for a price. Neutral Units inhabit the world of Azeroth and impede the unwarry but yield precious treasure when defeated in combat.
Full Multiplayer support, including Internet play over Battle.net®. New Multiplayer Features including shared unit control and resource trading between players.
Improved Battle.net Features including improved ladder support.
Advanced World Editor design tools allow players to create their own maps and customize many aspects of the game.
Warcraft 3: The Frozen Throne
Following in the tradition of previous Blizzard expansion sets, Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne provides gamers with a vast new chapter in the epic Warcraft saga. In the single-player campaign, players revisit the war-torn world of Azeroth. Several months have passed since Archimonde and the Burning Legion were defeated at the battle of Mount Hyjal, yet a new threat has arisen throughout the land.
The evil Lich King Ner'zhul has been imprisoned inside the Icecrown glacier, deep within the arctic continent of Northrend. Although the former Orc Shaman lacks physical form, his soul lives on, forever seeking a means to escape his icy prison. As the saga continues, it is revealed that both the Night Elf renegade, Illidan, and the traitorous Death Knight, Arthas, seek the Icecrown glacier and the mysterious powers found inside. While it is uncertain as to what is being sought inside the icy tomb, players must traverse uncharted lands and battle treacherous new enemies to uncover the schemes of these nefarious beings, and save all of Azeroth from the forces of darkness.
One new Hero per race, each possessing powerful spells and magical abilities specifically designed to enhance each race
A host of new units, each equipped with new abilities and spells, giving players the opportunity to create diverse strategic and tactical forms of combat
3 new tilesets featuring extraordinary new lands to explore, complete with numerous creeps and critters to wage war upon
Player-built shops, unique for each race, equipped with items carefully designed to improve and aid the units of every race
Neutral buildings, which will provide players with numerous new upgrades, items and abilities
Neutral Heroes, available for recruitment by all players, that can supplement and strengthen a player's army with all new spells and abilities
An advanced world editor that allows players to create their own custom campaigns, complete with cut-scenes and voiceovers
Expanded multiplayer options over Battle.net® including multiple new game types, clan and tournament support