Angels are an easy Halloween costume – rub a little flour into your Slanket [other wearable blankets are available -ed.] and tape an Aerobie Sprint [other objects can be thrown -ed.] onto your head – but they’re rarely cool, are they? However, I have always quite liked the radiant cheesecake murdergirls of Magic: The Gathering and the eerie archangels of Diablo. I’m always glad to see more of Diablangels. Tyrael is already in Blizzard’s supergroup MOBA Heroes of the Storm [official site], and soon he’ll be joined by the supercool Auriel. Oh, and Warcraft’s naughty orc magician Gul’dan is coming too.
Blizzard announced these two upcoming additions with a wee video:
Yep, Auriel’s looking pretty cool there. I really do dig that Diablo angel style, the combination of gleaming plate armour, a hood casting impenetrable shadow, flowing sashes, and vast wings of ethereal tendrils. Good stuff.
As for Gul’dan, he’s naturally in full ‘World of Warcraft back-breaking pauldrons’ style. Given his poor posture, they honestly don’t seem sensible. Perhaps they’re meant to be corrective – they’re supposed to train him to lean back to counter-balance the mass. Orc science can be a bit funny like that.
Blizzard don’t say when either of these two will launch, nor when any of the upcoming skins will arrive. They can’t be too far out, as surely that sportsballing Li-Ming skin will be in time for the Olympics.