Heroes of the Storm will launch on June 3, Blizzard has announced.
The launch of the MOBA (sorry, “online team brawler”) will follow an open beta testing period which begins May 20.
The game is currently in closed beta (Gameplanet has keys available here).
There will be no more character wipes, so any current progress or purchases you’ve made thus far during closed beta will carry through open beta to post-launch.
“If we determine later down the line that our progression system needs to be modified, progress will not be wiped, but will be assigned to the appropriate Hero and/or Player level,” said Blizzard.
It features co-op and quick match modes, and experienced players can join forces against other teams of players in draft-style ranked play.
More than 30 playable heroes and seven battlegrounds will be available at launch. Players can customize the look of their heroes with a variety of skins, as well as switch between a stable of special mounts that help them cover ground on the battlefield more quickly.
“With its focus on team play and fast-paced fun, Heroes of the Storm is a fresh take on a very popular genre,” said Blizzard co-founder and CEO Mike Morhaime.
“We’ve built Heroes of the Storm in a way that makes it accessible to new players, but also challenging enough for veterans who really want to put their skills to the test.
“We can’t wait to see what Heroes brings to the co-op and competitive scenes once the Nexus opens up to everyone.”