Marvel Comics released today a new video teaser for Secret Wars: Battleworld.
The Summer 2015 event has been teased the past weeks with over 15 images including heroes from different known alternate futures such as Future Imperfect (Hulk/Maestro), Days of Future Past, MC2, Earth X, and others.
The original Secret Wars and Secret Wars II were of Heroes and Villains of the Marvel Universe’s present. It is astonishing to see a new one with Heroes and Villains of alternate timelines, realities and alternate pasts and futures from the canon and even non-canon. It is nuts!
It hit me like a tidal wave. World of Warcraft has the Caverns of Time, and as revealed by Nozdormu in WarCraft: War of the Ancients Archive he is able to communicate with other Nozdormus from other times.
There is a Warcraft multiverse so to speak. We have seen Thrall go into the Caverns of Time to search for the missing Nozdormu in World of Warcraft: Thrall: Twilight of the Aspects. Thrall visited a past where he met Taretha. She tells him baby Thrall died in this timeline, and Aedelas Blackmoore left behind his alcoholism and hired and trained mercenaries to take control of Lordaeron. Blackmoore killed Orgrimm Doomhammer, Uther, Lothar and King Terenas.
In the recent World of Warcraft: War Crimes, we also see characters from alternate timelines of Azeroth.
Kairoz brought to the Temple of the White Tiger alternate versions of people present in the trial of Garrosh.
An insane Kalecgos revealed to his counterpart he comes from a timeline where he couldn’t convince Jaina Proudmoore (World of Warcraft: Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War). She destroyed Orgrimmar. Short time later, Jaina died. All the blue dragonflight died, including Kirygosa… driving that alternate Kalecgos insane.
From another timeline, Kairoz brought forth a Thrall who actually became the champion of Aedelas Blackmoore years ago.
From another timeline, Kairoz brought forth a Warchief Baine who murdered Garrosh to avenge Cairne’s death.
From another, a King Anduin Wrynn wielding Fearbreaker — from a timeline where Varian had died.
Blizzard Entertainment has slowly teased fans about the possibilities. The multiverse.
Cherry on top, we now have Warlords of Draenor — where Garrosh arrived 35 years in the past of Draenor, convinced Grom not to drink Mannoroth’s blood and forged the Iron Horde.
Could it be possible for Blizzard Entertainment to launch a video game based entirely on Warcraft alternate timelines?
What would make more sense to you? An MMO? An RTS? Or something akin to Heroes of the Storm?