Thursday night Kotaku posted two videos taken from the alpha version of the upcoming World of Warcraft expansion, Cataclysm. The clips provide a glimpse into the Alliance stronghold of Stormwind and the Orcish Orgrimmar. While the clips don't offer narration or sport any signs of life, fans definitely get a tasty tour of both upcoming areas.
Recently the expansion pack entered the Family and Friends alpha-testing phase, allowing eligible gamers to copy their characters over to the Alpha servers and check out Azeroth's new look. With that said, the closed beta has not begun, however those who signed up will get a notification via email when the process begins.
As previously reported, the upcoming expansion pack will raise the level cap up from 80 to 85. In addition to new towns and new quests, the expansion will also bring redesigned and updated zones within Kalimdor and the Eastern Kingdoms. Goblins and Worgens will now be playable races, and a secondary skill called "archaeology" will also be available.
World of Warcraft: Cataclysm is expected to go live sometime in 2010.