Warcraft III

It's 15 years since the humans defeated the orcs, and now a new challenge rises in the form of the Burning Legion. Over the years, the orcs have rallied under the flag of a new leader, while the humans have become complacent. This sets the stage for one of the most highly anticipated RTS battles in gaming history, Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos.

After deciding that simply having orcs fight humans wasn't enough, Blizzard will introduce two all-new races in Warcraft III: the Scourge, undead creatures who reproduce by corrupting fallen enemies; and the Night Elves, who have emerged from seclusion to protect the world from destruction. Each of the game's four races will have unique units and strategies, presumably strengthened by Blizzard's legendary attention to game balance.

Blizzard has been awfully quiet about this game, which will be Warcraft's first foray into 3D graphics. The screenshots look great, but you'll have to wait to see the game in action. If Warcraft III is even half as good as Blizzard's other offerings, it should be worth the wait.

Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment.

Developer: Blizzard Entertainment.

URL: www.blizzard.com/war3.