Blizzard has finally let us know exactly when we should get ready to be sucked back into World of Warcraft, with the announcement that fifth expansion set Warlords of Draenor will be arriving in November.
The brand new cinematic for the expansion was unveiled as part of an international event, held in both Los Angeles and at Gamescom. Setting the scene for the new content, the trailer depicts a watershed moment in Warcraft history.
Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment explains:
Players will encounter an epic cast of legendary characters and a huge amount of content to explore in Warlords of Draenor. The countdown to the arrival of one of the greatest threats in Warcraft history has begun. We can’t wait to send everyone through the Dark Portal this November.
Once you get through the Dark Portal, a whole new world awaits you. Warlords of Draenor invites you to build and manage your own mighty Garrison, which Blizzard describes as a “customisable fortress” that you can upgrade and expand on your journey.
You’ll also be able to:
- delve into otherworldly draenei temples and clash in the heart of hostile orc clans’ territory;
- fight the opposing faction for control of Ashran, a huge and dynamic PvP zone featuring a variety of personal and cooperative objectives;
- and take on a wide array of Dungeons, Raids, Battlegrounds, Challenge Modes, and more.
If this sounds like your sort of thing, you’re invited to pre-purchase your copy right now via www.warlords.com – the game’s available in a Standard or Digital Deluxe Edition, and picking it up now means you’ll be given the ability to boost one character all the way to level 90 to get ready for the future.
…want something you can hold in your hands? Head to your local gaming emporium and pre-order the Collector’s Edition, which will also get you a full-colour hardcover art book, a behind-the-scenes two-disc Blu-ray/DVD set, a CD soundtrack and a nifty mousepad! Check with local retailers – supplies are limited. Prices vary by region.
World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor hits PC and Mac (simultaneously!) from November 13, when you’re invited to march into the perilous wilds of Draenor to face Grommash Hellscream’s Iron Horde.