A team of modders is remaking Blizzard's real-time strategy game Warcraft 3 using the StarCraft 2 editor.

The people behind Warcraft: Armies of Azeroth released a gameplay video that rekindles memories of Blizzard's hugely popular RTS, showing base building, a hero and unit micro-management.

The mod uses assets owned by Blizzard as well as custom assets created by the team.

Last month Blizzard made all the Warcraft 3 models and assets available to use in the StarCraft 2 editor.

Of course, the decision set tongues wagging on the possibility that Blizzard may return to the Warcraft RTS series, which has lay dormant since the release of expansion The Frozen Throne in 2003.

It doesn't look like the people behind Warcraft: Armies of Azeroth have made much use of the recently-released assets, however. A post on moddb.com by the team said: "We plan to use sounds and effects, but models are quite ugly."

Warcraft: Armies of Azeroth is a straight up remake of the classic Warcraft 3 experience, and strives to retain the original's balance and graphical design.

While impressive, it's not Warcraft 4, is it Blizzard?

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