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Blizzard is making a World of Warcraft animated series called Afterlives

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The series premieres this week at Gamescom

Blizzard is releasing an original animated series based on World of Warcraft, the developer announced today. Afterlives will premiere this Thursday during Gamescom 2020’s online celebrations.

Blizzard has long hyped its games, from World of Warcraft to Hearthstone and Overwatch, with beautifully animated shorts. They’re a way to hype characters or stories, albeit with short-lived promotional material. Afterlives will build out WoW’s world with similarly original storytelling.

For now, little is known about the series. “Just as our choices determine who we are in life – they pave the paths we take in the afterlife,” the teaser video’s description reads. “Prepare to delve into four realms of the Shadowlands – Bastion, Maldraxxus, Ardenweald, and Revendreth – and discover the journeys souls take once they cross the eternal veil.”

Correction: A previous version of this article referred to Afterlives as a standalone series. We have since corrected the story and regret the error.