WoW: Wrath of the Lich King Releasing Between October and December

Blizzard Entertainment has confirmed that World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King, the PC MMO's second expansion, will launch between October and December of this year.

"We have said that it will be coming out this year," Blizzard CEO Mike Morhaime revealed in a conference call today. "I can tell you it's not coming in the July to September quarter."

As for the Wrath of the Lich King beta, access for which has sold for upwards of $1000, Morhaime noted that "testing is going very well."

During the call, Morhaime also mentioned that 40% of the World of Warcraft subscribers that left for Age of Conan have since returned, along with a few other tidbits regarding Diablo 3, StarCraft 2, and the studio's next MMO.

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

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    July 31, 2008 2:57 PM

    Any word on a Collector's Edition?

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      July 31, 2008 2:59 PM

      When have they not had a collector's edition in the past 8 years?

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        July 31, 2008 3:06 PM


        I just want them to announce it so I can preorder it. I love their art books. :(

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      July 31, 2008 3:00 PM

      It will be overpriced, lower in supply, and probably give you some useless item in game that people will buy the box solely to have!

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        July 31, 2008 3:06 PM

        Yes, but it will also have an art book that will be worth the price!

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          July 31, 2008 7:06 PM

          I wonder what the bonus in-game pet will be this time.

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        July 31, 2008 8:37 PM

        Actually, the WoW CEs are the only CEs which aren't overpriced, as they contain so much stuff. At least if you manage to buy a copy from a retailer at a normal street price, not a peak eBay price.

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          August 1, 2008 8:24 AM

          They really are. The DVD, Book, and game itself easily make the price worth it. The other stuff is just fluff, but fun fluff.

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