Game Description:It is six years before the beginning of the current struggle between the Alliance and the Horde. Since the brutal Second War between the orcs and humans ended nearly fifteen years prior, Azeroth had been enjoying a time of relative calm unusual throughout its volatile history. An uneasy peace settled over the land while the drums of war were silent. The kingdoms of men grew complacent in their victory, and the defeated orcish clans have been regrouping 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 toward the inevitable hour when the skies will rain fire - and the world will tremble before the coming of the Burning Legion. The Day of Judgment has come... and the Third War shall begin.
A prequel to World of Warcraft, Warcraft: Heroes of Azeroth details the events leading up to the creation of the Alliance and Horde. For the first time ever, players witness first hand the momentous events that predated World of Warcraft, as well as the origins of famous World of Warcraft figures such as Illidan Stormrage and Lady Sylvanas Windrunner.