Fans attending the Warcraft movie on June 10 will get a free digital copy of World of Warcraft after all, but it won't be as ultimate as originally thought.
In a deal with Regal Entertainment Group, Blizzard will be giving away a code for the original game to anyone who attends the film when it opens in theaters on June 10. The catch is you must watch the movie at a Regal Cinema, Edwards Theater or United Artist location to get your code. Blizzard is also allowing other areas of the world in on the action when the film launches internationally on May 26, but you'll need to check the official Blizzard list of theaters for details.
If you already have an account, players who log in between May 25 and August 1 will get a couple of free in-game cosmetic transmog items. Alliance can choose between a sword and a shield, while Horde can choose between a battle axe and a twisted staff carried by Gul'dan.
And what is a press release without a quote from the company CEO:
"A whole new audience will experience the war between the Alliance and the Horde when the Warcraft movie hits theaters," Mike Morhaime said. "We're excited to give Regal moviegoers in the U.S. a chance to participate in that conflict firsthand and explore Azeroth for themselves after seeing it on the big screen."
Once you get your code, you will need to redeem it before Dec. 31, 2016. And be warned, the promotion could end at any time, because of the little double asterisk that calrrifies that the digital edition of the game will be available "while supplies last."
Blizzard had pinged fans of World of Warcraft in February about the possibility of a World of Warcraft Ultimate Movie Edition that would have included, according to the survey, all the expansions, free game time and an exclusive in-game item. Too bad about the expansions.