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: