In its latest update, Blizzard Entertainment has revealed that Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne is a “fantastic” movie.
The game, which launched in August 2016, has received almost 7 million downloads since its release and received nearly two billion online play impressions in that same period.
The original movie was a $400m blockbuster, but this time around, it’s only getting a theatrical release on April 22.
“The Frozen Throne brings the franchise to a whole new level,” said game director Tim Schafer, “and it’s absolutely stunning.
It’s the ultimate fan film.”
A trailer for the movie was released last week and has been viewed over a million times.
“Warcraft III’s the epic conclusion to the beloved franchise,” said the director.
“It’s our hope that this movie will continue to spark the imagination and excitement of fans around the world.”
“WarCraft III: Frozen Throne” was created by the studio behind The Banner Saga, a film which was a huge success for Blizzard.
The film was directed by Chris Avellone, a director known for such blockbuster films as Assassin’s Creed III, The Last of Us and The Wolf Among Us.
The Frozen Threemound movie is being produced by Legendary Pictures and the film is being released in theatres worldwide.
“We’re thrilled to welcome our new fans into the world of Warcraft,” said Legendary Pictures President and CEO Adam Goodman.
“With a franchise that has grown from a small game into an industry-leading game, Warcraft has become a staple of gaming history and the ultimate playground for the imagination.”
“It is the perfect film,” said co-director Michael Arndt.
“From its epic story to its characters and environments, it is an amazing film.”
“We are so proud of what we are creating with this film, which is truly a celebration of WarCraft,” said Blizzard CEO Mike Morhaime.
“I can’t wait to see this movie hit theaters and give everyone a taste of what this epic series has to offer.”
A fan on Twitter asked Blizzard why the movie wasn’t getting a bigger release, and the studio replied, “Warrior Princess, this is the question we have been asking ourselves all along.
If you don’t have a ticket to see it, then I hope you will watch it on YouTube or on your favourite streaming service.”
“What do you think of the new Frozen Throne movie?” asked a user on the popular video-sharing website Reddit.
“This is the first time we’ve seen the original movie, and it’s amazing,” said a user who goes by TheDudeInMyZone.
I love this franchise so much.
The new Frozen Thrememound is awesome.
The movie is the best.”
Another user, ThePiercingFrost, tweeted: “This was the best Frozen Throne trailer ever.
Theres a lot of fan art here that makes me want to die.”
Blizzard’s release of the movie is set to be followed by a massive online-streaming event, which will also include a special “Battle of the Throne” stream event.
“What is the Frozen Throne?” asked one Twitter user.
“That’s a tough one, but that’s the one we’re talking about,” replied another.
The official WarCraft 3 website is still live.