“Wrath of the Lich King” will be WoW’s next expansion.

BlizzCon started today and already with it comes the official announcement of the next expansion which will be called World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King.

In the cold, harsh northlands…

The Lich King Arthas has set in motion events that could lead to the extinction of all life on Azeroth. With the armies of the undead and the necromantic power of the plague threatening to sweep across the land, only the mightiest heroes can oppose the Lich King’s will and end his reign of terror for all time.

Blizzard Entertainment’s latest expansion to World of Warcraft – Wrath of the Lich King – adds a host of epic content to the existing game world. Players will achieve soaring levels of power, explore a vast new continent, and battle other high-level heroes to determine the fate of Azeroth. As you pit yourself against the dangers of the north, prepare to:

  • Master the necromantic powers of the Death Knight – World of Warcraft’s first Hero class.
  • Quest to level 80, gaining potent new abilities and talents along the way.
  • Learn the craft of spell augmentation with the new Inscription profession.
  • Brave the harsh new continent of Northrend, the icy domain of the Lich King.
  • Engage in epic siege warfare, deploying mighty siege engines to lay waste to destructible buildings in your path.
  • Transform your hero’s look with new character-customization options, including new hairstyles and dances.
  • Explore perilous new dungeons filled with some of the deadliest creatures—and greatest treasures—on Azeroth.
  • And much, much more…

Players have been waiting for access to Northrend since WoW was first launched so there’s going to be a lot of happy gamers. No word yet on when the expansion is due to hit store shelves, but it’ll probably be awhile yet. For the moment we’ll have to make due with the official trailer:

5 thoughts on ““Wrath of the Lich King” will be WoW’s next expansion.

  1. Can’t wait for it, although I reckon it’ll be targeted for Fall 2008 so we’ll have a while to wait. I’ve played most of the content in the Burning Crusade now (my guild’s progressing through Serpentshine Cavern and Tempest keep) so it would be nice to have some shiny new stuff. Hopefully Zul’Aman will be open in patch 2.3.

  2. I got to play the expansion today. It looks really good so far for the little bit we got to see. Unfortunately I had to play a horde warlock… Blizzard also said that Fear Ward will get spread around to more priest. They are working hard on making some changes to Battlegrounds to help keep things more balanced.

    For those that are wondering the Death Knight will be unlocked after you complete some quest chain at level 80. The Death Knight will not start out at lvl 1 but will start out at a higher level. They did not say what it would be though. The Death Night will be another tanking class.

    Other Hero classes will also come out, but they didn’t say when.

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