World of Warcraft Classic Just Got a Cool New Lich King Trailer

World of Warcraft Classic Just Got a Cool New Lich King Trailer

World of Warcraft Classic is getting a massive update with the The Wrath of the Lich King expansion on September 26. It’s a big deal, especially for the thousands of players who have been working in Alterac Valley or farming professions for the past few weeks. To celebrate the occasion, a new trailer has been released on the official World of Warcraft YouTube channel, and it’s absolutely perfect.

You can see it for yourself below, but for some context, this wasn’t created by the usual team of talented CGI artists who come up with impressive cinematics for expansions (like the excellent Dragon Isle trailer). Instead, it comes from fan creator Hurricane, who was previously responsible for a variety of mind-blowing custom raid trailers.

It’s great, check out the trailer here!

In the trailer, you can see all the main features of the Wrath of the Lich King release, including the invasion of the scourge of Azeroth, players reaching the various zones of Northrend and fighting various monsters you can find there, taking on dungeons and of course some. Wintergrasp PvP. All of this is a machinima, made with a variety of in-game assets and custom VFX. To get an idea of ​​the kind of work that goes into trailers like this, you can watch a short breakdown video of a previous Black Temple trailer here!

The one thing that stood out to me, as a Classic WoW player, is all the gear that the different characters were wearing. Usually in the trailers, everyone is dressed in matching, aesthetically pleasing pieces. But here, in a brilliant move that better reflects the actual launch experience, player characters can be seen wearing a variety of gear that real players will be wearing next week. A variety of raid teams from The Burning Crusade (and I think some shitty blues too) stand out as brilliant additions.

Plus, you know, it feels like a trailer aimed at the nostalgic crowd, or at least those who have a basic understanding of what Lich King’s initial release will entail. Simple things like seeing players look at the Wyrmrest Temple or fight through Grizzly Hills is something you wouldn’t expect to see in a big expansion trailer.

Overall, it’s fantastic and you should check it out and let us know what you think. Have you been excited about Wrath of the Lich King Classic? If you’re looking for more classic WoW content and haven’t caught on to what’s going on recently, there were some major queue issues a few weeks ago. Will they return once the expansion is released? Who knows!

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