Recently I was lucky enough to sneak into the afterlife found in World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, due to launch later this year. Here’s an early look at Bastion, in all of its heavenly glory.
World of Warcraft’s next expansion is dubbed Shadowlands, set in what is effectively Azeroth’s afterlife. The Shadowlands is an ethereal realm where mortal souls appear after death. Or at least, that’s how it should work. The afterlife has been usurped by an entity known as The Jailor, and souls are being devoured by an endless void known as The Maw, rather than directed to greener pastures.
Speaking of greener pastures, we recently got into the World of Warcraft: Shadowlands Alpha, which starts in the verdant lands of Bastion. Bastion is populated with Kyrian, born of noble souls whose heroic deeds in life have earned them a place in the heavenly plane. Bastion isn’t without its own conflicts, though.
In World of Warcraft: Shadowlands Alpha, we began to get a glimpse at the mechanics of the afterlife in Warcraft’s universe, wrapped in some seriously gorgeous Blizzard art.