WoW: Wrath of the Lich King Due This Year; Ultra-Successful MMO Now Has 10.7M Subscribers

The second expansion pack for Blizzard's so-successful-it-hurts PC MMO World of Warcraft is due out in the second half of 2008, according to studio owner Vivendi.

In financial documents released today, Vivendi twice specified that the Wrath of the Lich King expansion pack would arrive in the second half of 2008. Developer Blizzard had yet to provide any sort of release estimate.

Vivendi further revealed that, as of March 31, 2008, World of Warcraft's subscriber base had grown to 10.7 million since it hit the 10 million mark in January.

For more on Lich King, check out the latest details as well as our hands-on preview and a look at the new Death Knight class.

Chris Faylor was previously a games journalist creating content at Shacknews.

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    May 14, 2008 3:30 PM

    Give us a CE...need pets!!

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      May 14, 2008 5:43 PM

      ^^^^ please

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      May 14, 2008 9:21 PM

      Like they won't?

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      May 15, 2008 4:51 AM

      yeah, looking forward to not being able to get one again (Euro CEs are useless for my "main on an US account" and getting a US CE in Europe is near impossible) because 1337 gazillion people buy the miniscule amount of boxes Blizzard plans to release within 5 minutes just so 80% of them reappear on eBay half an hour later for 2-10x the price

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        May 15, 2008 9:01 AM

        You could wait a month after release and then buy one on Ebay for like 120% of the normal price. They're only really expensive right after the release, but after a while the hotness wears off.

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