World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth Dated for August
Oh yes, don't worry: there's a nice Collector's Edition again.
04.06.18 - 5:04 PM
Get ready to go to war: Blizzard has announced that World of Warcraft's seventh expansion, Battle for Azeroth, is releasing on August 14th. Following the events of Legion (the game's previous expansion, not the TV show in the X-Men universe), the Horde and Alliance are vying for a powerful, newly-revealed resource called Azerite. This brings the conflict back to Warcraft's roots, putting the two age-old factions against each other once again.
And even if I'm an Alliance player, I never tire of seeing new art of Sylvanas:
The Allied Races all look cool – Dark Iron Dwarves, Highmountain Tauren included – but it's Void Elves that have this amazing galaxy bird mount, so they win:
As always, there will be a variety of purchase options, ranging from standard $49.99 USD retail or digital versions to a Digital Deluxe Edition for $69.99, the latter including two mounts and a pet for WoW, and goodies for Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, StarCraft II, and Overwatch.
The image above is the $99.99 USD Collector's Edition, and I give Blizzard major kudos for maintaining a consistent box size and design all these years, as they make for a heck of a collection on a shelf. Anyway, this edition features all of the digital goodies of the Digital Deluxe Edition, along with a double-sided hardcover book titled 'Elegy & A Good War,' which collects two WoW novellas written by Christie Golden and Robert Brooks, that recount the burning of Teldrassil from both Alliance and Horde points of view, and features artwork exclusive to this package.
Also included is a digital soundtrack from Battle for Azeroth, and finally, the "hefty" and nicely-detailed Horde & Alliance 'Mark of Allegiance' emblem:
Look for World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth on August 14th, and learn even more and pre-order at the official site.