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:
What's really sad is that Blizzard is going to sell a ton of these...
yes the lower jaw is longer than the upper jaw
You don't have to buy any expansions to play right now. Also, you don't need all of the expansions.