Blizzard Trademarks “Heroes of the Storm”

Blizzcon 2013 is right around the corner, and it looks like Heroes of the Storm will be one of the big games showcased by Blizzard.

Wait a second, what’s Heroes of the Storm?

As spotted by PCGamesN, Blizzard trademarked the name “Heroes of the Storm” with the US Patent and Trademark Office on September 24. It’s described as, “Computer game software, computer game discs, downloadable computer game software, computer game software downloadable from a global computer network, interactive multimedia computer game program; Downloadable electronic game software for use on portable electronic devices such as mobile and cellular phones, laptops, handheld computers, and tablet PCs.”

While it’s unclear what Heroes of the Storm is, it’s highly likely Blizzard just filed the trademark because it plans to tell us at Blizzcon 2013, which kicks off on November 8 in Anaheim. Until official word comes down, the best guess is it’s the new name for Blizzard All-Stars, the long in-development MOBA featuring “heroes” from across Blizzard’s franchises.

If you’ve been following along, you know that Blizzard All-Stars was once known as Blizzard DOTA. That name led to a legal spat with Valve over who owned the DOTA trademark, and the two studios eventually settled out of court with Valve getting all the rights and Blizzard agreeing to change the name of its game.

So is Blizzard All-Stars now Heroes of the Storm? We should find out for sure at Blizzcon 2013.

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1 Comment on Blizzard Trademarks “Heroes of the Storm”

psycros

On September 30, 2013 at 11:22 am

Sony probably would’ve take exception to “Blizzard All-Stars”, and its a lame title anyway. Still, we can hope that MOBAs absorb all the kiddies who care about nothing but end-game arenas so MMO devs will get back to making serious MMORPGs.