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World of Warcraft Cataclysm Collector's Edition

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 60 comments

The Blizzard cash cow continues.

With the fanbase that World of Warcraft has, it'd be silly for Blizzard to not release a collector's edition for the upcoming Cataclysm expansion. Blizzard is not silly.

This week Blizzard announced plans for a limited-release special Collector's Edition package, which will only be available at retail stores at $79.99 and will include the following exclusive bonus items in addition to the game disc:

-- Art of the Cataclysm art book, featuring 176 pages of never-before-seen images from the archives of the Blizzard Entertainment cinematics department and the World of Warcraft development team, as well as progressive visuals from multiple stages of development.

-- Exclusive in-game pet: he may not be a breaker of worlds just yet, but Lil' Deathwing will still proudly accompany heroes on their struggle to save Azeroth from his much, much larger counterpart.

-- Behind-the-scenes DVD with over an hour of developer interviews and commentaries, as well as a special Warcraft(R) retrospective examining the rich gaming history of the Warcraft universe.

-- Soundtrack featuring 10 epic new tracks from Cataclysm, including exclusive bonus tracks.

-- Special-edition mouse pad depicting Deathwing menacing the ravaged continents of Azeroth.

-- World of Warcraft Trading Card Game cards, including a 60-card starter deck from the Wrathgate series, two extended-art cards, and two Collector's Edition-exclusive hero cards, marking the first appearance of goblin and worgen heroes in the TCG.

This is what the box will look like:

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    Rancifer7 , August 19, 2010 11:05 AM
    There seems to be something wrong with his mouth...
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    Tomtompiper , August 19, 2010 11:10 AM
    A fool and his money are easily parted.
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    andrewcutter , August 19, 2010 11:13 AM
    that 176 page art book is nice. along with the game this is worth 80 dollars i think. If you buy a game , art book, and the deck of cards sep im sure that the cost would be more than 80. at least they are not selling it for 120
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    Dirtman73 , August 19, 2010 11:35 AM
    TomtompiperA fool and his money are easily parted.

    What's really sad is that Blizzard is going to sell a ton of these...
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    xaero1ne , August 19, 2010 11:57 AM
    now, how about a release date??
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    nevertell , August 19, 2010 12:02 PM
    But if someone wants to start to play today, do you have to but the original wow, and all the extensions ?
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    nebun , August 19, 2010 12:07 PM
    Rancifer7There seems to be something wrong with his mouth...

    yes the lower jaw is longer than the upper jaw
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    nebun , August 19, 2010 12:08 PM
    nebunyes the lower jaw is longer than the upper jaw

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    nebun , August 19, 2010 12:09 PM
    i am done playing this game for seems so repetitive and it has no flavor
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    Godfail , August 19, 2010 12:14 PM
    nevertellBut if someone wants to start to play today, do you have to but the original wow, and all the extensions ?

    You don't have to buy any expansions to play right now. Also, you don't need all of the expansions.
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    adikos , August 19, 2010 12:24 PM
    im sure my wife and i will pick up one CE and one SE, did for all the previous wows and sc2. while it is pricey, blizzard always has decent CE versions, and over the years ive seen some weak collector editions of other games.

    besides its not like you have to buy a CE version.
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    nilfisktun , August 19, 2010 12:25 PM
    lol, if you buy this you will fail at life it self :D 
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    grandangler , August 19, 2010 12:27 PM
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    Kahless01 , August 19, 2010 12:29 PM
    you dont even have to buy the game, just download the client and pay the monthly. ive been doing it for years. i download it once a year or so and try it to see if its worth it and it still bores the shit outta me so i delete it. had a private server that wasnt bad but its still not something i would pay 15$ a month for, thats just crazy.
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    Anonymous , August 19, 2010 12:33 PM
    Seems they keep increasing the prices on their games with each new release, first $60 for the human campaign on StarcraftII, now $80 for a collector's edition. Can't wait for their new MMO, I'm going to guess it'll go for $90 normal and $120 CE?
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    neiroatopelcc , August 19, 2010 12:36 PM
    Server updates have already been taken care of in recent maintainances. Last expansion took them about 2 months from upgrading servers to actually launching the game. I expect it'll take longer this time, but guessing october or november at the latest.
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    cknobman , August 19, 2010 1:01 PM
    Game is dying fast. Server Im on now is like a ghost town most of the time.

    Lets move on people so Blizzard will wake up and move on.
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    nforce4max , August 19, 2010 1:12 PM
    At I'll be able to sport my mounts in Azeroth. x51-nether-rocket X-treme
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    bildo123 , August 19, 2010 1:16 PM
    TomtompiperA fool and his money are easily parted.

    Even as a so called "anti-WoW" person, I must say they're actually getting a decent value here, assuming the extra content interests you. Minus the stupid and useless pets (over it now though, *insert space goat motorcycle etc meme here*. I can't wait to see what the D3 collectors edition will look like, pretty much going to buy it right off the bat. I still have my Guild Wars collector edition...
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    zak_mckraken , August 19, 2010 1:22 PM
    nebunyes the lower jaw is longer than the upper jaw

    Deathwing's body is barely able to withstand his own power, so he's having goblins to weld metal plates to his body. He's one bada** mofo!

    Blizzard knows how to get their customers hooked. If WoW isn't already addictive enough, they're throwing in CCG trading cards! Or, as I used to call them, Cardboard Crack Game.
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