World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King 2nd Expansion announced by Blizzard

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Yesterday, Blizzard Entertainment revealed its plans for the second expansion to its hit MMORPG PC game, ‘World of Warcraft. Called ‘World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King’, this add-on was unveiled at the BlizzCon gaming festival.

Blizzard’s second expansion to the World of Warcraft will open the forbidding wasteland of Northrend to exploration by the hardiest adventurers. World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King is expected to include new levels of power, challenging new dungeons and encounters, an exciting new character profession and the game’s first ever her class.

According to Mike Morhaime, president and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment, “This expansion will add some of the most infamous characters and settings from the Warcraft universe to World of Warcraft.”

In Wrath of the Lich King, the forces of the Alliance and the Horde will venture into battle against the Scourge amid Northrend’s howling winds and fields of jagged ice.

The World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King will include the following new features:

  • Death Knight Hero Class: Create a high-level Death Knight character – the game’s first hero class – once certain challenges have been met.
  • Increased Level Cap: Advance to level 80 and gain potent new talents and abilities along the way.
  • Northrend: Explore the harsh new continent of Northrend, packed with new zones, quests, dungeons, monsters, and items – and do battle with the undead armies of the Lich King.
  • “Inscription” Profession: Learn this exciting new profession and gain unique ways to permanently enhance spells and abilities in the game.
  • Siege Weapons and Destructible Buildings: Take the battle to another level with new player-vs.-player game mechanics and new battlefields to wage war on.
  • New Character Customization: Change how characters look and express themselves, with different hairstyles and dance animations.
  • Ever since its launch in November 2004, World of Warcraft has made it big in the MMORPG arena. The game now has many landmark events and milestone to its credit. Just last month, the game hit a record of having 9 million subscribers.