Blizzard partners with Random House for new book deal

Blizzard has signed a partnership with book publisher Random House to produce new novels for its World of Warcraft and Starcraft franchises.

The deal is set to kickoff in March with the release of World of Warcraft: Illidan. The book will feature the titular demonic night elf Illidan Stormrage, and is set to be written by William King – of known for his work on Games Workshop properties.

An unnamed Starcraft novel is to follow that, penned by Tomothy Zahn – the author of the acclaimed Thrawn trilogy from the Stars Wars Expanded Universe line of stories.

Here’s a video from Blizzard announcing the news:

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