Chinese Internet company NetEase.com and American game provider Blizzard Entertainment jointly announced that Blizzard has authorized NetEase to be the exclusive operator of its Heroes of the Storm in mainland China for a period of three years.
This is reportedly Blizzard's fourth game introduced by NetEase into China since their initial cooperation in 2008.
In November 2013, Blizzard released Heroes of the Storm at BlizzCon. The basis of the game is the combination of heroes from Blizzard's Warcraft, Diablo, and StarCraft franchises. It is a free-to-play digitally distributed online game, supported by micro-transactions. In this game, players can select popular characters from Warcraft, Diablo, or StarCraft to form a team with their friends and challenge other players on the Internet.
Heroes of the Storm provides various gaming battlefields and each one has multiple tasks, which will influence the strategy choice of players in different ways. In addition, players can customize their heroes by using skins provided in the game and special mounts allow them to move faster in the battlefield.
At present, the Chinese official website of Heroes of the Storm has been launched and the application for internal beta test on Chinese servers is available.