Cancelled Warcraft Adventure Game Is Leaked 18 Years Later


Blizzard Entertainment has been developing games for 25 years, releasing several successful titles and even redefining gaming genres. But among it’s ever increasing portfolio, some projects were cancelled despite fans hype.
One example is the unreleased Starcraft Ghost, a third person shooter that would feature Nova as a protagonist. But perhaps the most speculated one was Warcraft Adventures: Lord of the Clans. It would be a point and click black comedy adventure game featuring Thrall, one of the key figures from the Warcraft universe. But after two years of development, the project was cancelled by Blizzard.

But a couple of days ago, a Russian user named Reidor from the Scrolls of Lore forums decided to reward Blizzard fans and leaked a prerelease version of the game, with in-game cinematics and sound, 18 years after it’s cancellation.

Unfortunately, the link to the file was taken down by Activision, but you may still find it in certain pirate torrent websites.

Gamers can now enjoy the story of Thrall’s early years as he chokes chickens, fights footmen with rhymes and spits on guards.

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A gamer since a young age, starting with oldies such as the IBM 386, Atari, and Commodore 64. A Portuguese guy with a tendency for snappy and witty remarks. Also harbors an obsession for adventure games.

  1. Heavily Augmented
    Heavily Augmented
    September 12, 2016 at 5:39 pm

    “Unfortunately, the link to the file was taken down by Activision, but you may still find it in certain pirate torrent websites.”

    You know Activision/Blizzard, how about rather than taking down the link, you could actually make it some kind of official free download as a gesture towards fans. Oh no, that would mean to put some actual consumer first ideals, never mind.

  2. Extrange
    September 12, 2016 at 5:42 pm

    Meanwhile Sega rewards fan projects and even incentives to create more of them…

  3. Audie Bakerson
    Audie Bakerson
    September 12, 2016 at 5:43 pm

    Was this the one with the animation by the same studio as the Zelda CDI games?

  4. Master Bating
    Master Bating
    September 12, 2016 at 5:43 pm

    They could lose the IP go…guy, now that we have finally found people interested on it we can make them pay.
    Just like Nostalrius

  5. artemisthemp
    September 12, 2016 at 5:44 pm

    Wish I could have download it before it was taken down

  6. Heavily Augmented
    Heavily Augmented
    September 12, 2016 at 5:50 pm

    To be fair, they did remove that Streets of Rage remake but then on the other side, you have Sonic Mania coming in 2017 which has fans like Whitehead and Headcannon who have loads of experience with making fan made Sonic games working on the game who know what makes Sonic good than most of the people working at Sega as of now. The differences are staggering to say the least.

  7. Mr0303
    September 12, 2016 at 5:51 pm

    Blizzard aren’t very good to side projects like that. I still want to play StarCraft Ghost.

  8. braneman
    September 12, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    yep. Sadly its not on the same level as those.

  9. Audie Bakerson
    Audie Bakerson
    September 12, 2016 at 6:54 pm

    Reidor is apparently taking interviews if Nichegamer wanted to try.

  10. scemar
    September 12, 2016 at 6:54 pm

    well in this case it is slightly understandable since it’s not a fan game, it’s a game they made, but decided not to finish or release so it might be a bit like an old embarrassing picture of them getting leaked

    but still, thanks to the wonders of illegal file sharing, fans might still delight in the experience anyway

  11. Extrange
    September 12, 2016 at 7:37 pm

    oooh? Got his contact?

  12. Arenegeth
    September 12, 2016 at 9:16 pm

    There’s been a longplay of this game on YouTube since 2014, and an incomplete version available for download in Abadonia for some time now.

    Guess the guy who had it, finally decided to release the whole thing to the community since he couldn’t get off from lording it over them anymore, most people forgot and/or gave up on ever seeing it complete.

    Now he probably gets off from being this benevolent benefactor, that finds unreleased games, sits on them for a few years, then blesses the unwashed masses with his radiance and finally gifts it to them! Oh praise be his greatness!

    Fuck that prick, at least he didn’t try to blackmail the community by starting a crowdfunding for releasing it, like others have done.

    Still, is out there now, and it was going to be out there eventually since, the guy who originally found it would have died even if he wanted to keep it til the end of time, or other copies would have surfaced.

    Or some other guy got a hold of it and released it now, either way a good day for Warcraft and Adventure fans.

  13. Nonscpo
    September 12, 2016 at 11:08 pm


  14. Guin
    September 13, 2016 at 12:13 am

    He’s a Codexer? Figures. I would never associate with those JRPG hating elitists.

  15. Yabloko Molloco San
    Yabloko Molloco San
    September 13, 2016 at 12:52 am


    (They actually liked Sengoku Rance tho)

  16. Yabloko Molloco San
    Yabloko Molloco San
    September 13, 2016 at 12:53 am

    Probably they don’t want it out because it’s a different thing compared to the current Warcraft story.

  17. Always Right
    Always Right
    September 13, 2016 at 2:02 am

    can anybody get me a link to another download of it? I can’t find it anywhere.

  18. Arenegeth
    September 13, 2016 at 2:20 am

    Just look for it on Pirate Bay, there’s a copy floating there.

    Search for Warcraft Adventures, should be able to find it easy.

  19. EroBotan
    September 13, 2016 at 5:16 am

    by doujin rules’ standard, Street of Rage should be removed since it features stolen artwork, music, & background. Fangames should be like Golden Axe Myth which features original assets.

  20. DrearierSpider
    September 13, 2016 at 9:30 am

    Greedy corporate scum is why legendary games like NOLF have to fade into obscurity. I think Activision has a hand in that one too.

  21. Feniks
    September 13, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    Strysand effect.

    Took me 9 seconds to find a torrent, ofcourse I have torrentz2.eu bookmarked.

  22. Matt
    September 14, 2016 at 4:00 am

    Starcraft Ghost was awesome! I played it at E3 in 2005.. Would totally play it again if I could. Still have the T-Shirt….

  23. Mr0303
    September 14, 2016 at 5:50 am

    Well at least you got to try it.

  24. Guin
    September 14, 2016 at 6:30 am

    It’s because it has porn and a jerkass of an MC, both things these /v/ rejects love.