The Internet has been abuzz with speculation over the reveal of last week’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer. Many topics have come up from it, including the discussion of a black Stormtrooper, the use of “soccer ball droid”, the rumors about who the young girl riding the mini-lightspeeder was, and, of course, the return of the Millennium Falcon, the iconic ship featured in the original 1977 film, A New Hope.
Perhaps the item gaining the biggest buzz, however, is the new makeshift lightsaber being carried by what is no doubt a Sith character featured in the new film. Even though we don’t get to see their face, we do get to see the lightsaber, which lights aglow with red energy, with two smaller blades sticking out of the sides.
The Internet has been having fun with this, creating a series of memes from a multi-ended lightsaber to one that resembles a Swiss Army knife. However, Blizzard, the creators of the popular World of Warcraft series, decided to do a little something different with it, by introducing a glowing, three-pointed sword of its own.
The company introduced this new weapon, the Frostmourne, through a cryptic tweet yesterday, with the text “Frostmourne lingers.” The image is very similar to Star Wars‘ Sith character, with a lone warrior standing in the forest, holding the three-pronged weapon, glowing blue, in their right hand. Of course, the company meant no ill will with the introduction, and even tagged the official Star Wars twitter account for good measure.
There’s no word when Blizzard will introduce the weapon to its latest WoW expansion, Warlords of Draenor, just yet, but it seems likely it’ll happen soon, as the company has been known for adding pieces of content to the game – including a tribute to the late Robin Williams with the debut of an alternate version of his Genie character from Disney’s Aladdin.
One thing’s for certain – if this Frostmourne-carrying beast and the Sith ever mixed it up, it would make for an interesting battle.
World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor is available now for PC.