We got a sneak peek at him a few months ago via the WoW test realms, and here is in the official announcement. Yes, it’s Murkablo, a Diablo-themed Murloc, this year’s Blizzcon virtual pet.

    An ill omen streaks across the sky over Azeroth’s Great Sea, heralding the arrival of this year’s BlizzCon-exclusive World of Warcraft in-game companion: the fearsome-ish Murkablo, aquatic protégé of Diablo III’s eponymous Lord of Terror! Anyone who attends BlizzCon 2011 or purchases this year’s BlizzCon Virtual Ticket will receive a Murkablo to call their own, along with a yet-to-be-revealed StarCraft II in-game gift.

    As in previous years, you’ll get this little guy if you attend the show, or if you purchase the streaming webshow virtual ticket.

    If you look closely at the image, you can see Diablo’s eyes glowing in the background, and almost hear what he’s thinking as he looks down upon the red and orange frog… “Son, I am disappoint.”

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