In a midnight announcement, various World of Warcraft sites revealed the release date for their next expansion of their epic MMORPG. Wrath of the Lich King is set to be released November 13, 2008 in North America, Europe, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, and Russia, and November 14 in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand. The expansion will be available in Korea and the regions of Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau on November 18. Details on release in China are still to come.
"We're looking forward to launching Wrath of the Lich King and finally giving World of Warcraft players a chance to take on Arthas and his minions," said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. "Until then, we'll continue to refine and playtest the expansion content to make sure it provides a highly polished and entertaining experience."
Azeroth continues to expand with this expansion, opening up the Northlands for players to explore. It will also bring forth a new class, Death Knight, as well as raising the level cap to 80, guaranteeing that the new expansion will be able to bring the hardest challenges the game has to offer.
World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King will be available in two packages: a standard edition with an MSRP of $39.99, and a special Collector's Edition (in select regions) priced at $69.99. The Wrath of the Lich King expansion requires the original World of Warcraft game, available now for $19.99, as well as the first expansion, World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade, which sells for $29.99. These two products are combined in the World of Warcraft Battle Chest for $39.99. World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King has received a Teen rating from the ESRB.