Always looking to entice and renew the fan base, it looks like Blizzard is throwing out another line with the World of Warcraft: Official Magazine, which they have teamed up with magazine publisher Future PLC to create. The magazine, which is subscription based only (sorry you won’t be able to pick it up in stores), is scheduled to hit… well, right about now.
For those who, like me, may be a bit skeptical, or just aren’t ready to commit and plop down $39.95 for a one-year or $69.95 for a two-year subscription to the quarterly magazine, there is good news for you as you can get a sneak peek via a generous 40-page preview clipped from the 148-page debut Winter 2009 issue.
Looking through the preview, the attractive ad-free layout prominently features quality artwork, and the content seems to feature behind the scenes, retrospectives, advice and tips on playing your class, as well as community based articles. This magazine surely won’t and isn’t meant to supplement online guides and news articles, but what it does look to provide is a quality archival volume for WoW enthusiasts.
Looks like the land of Azeroth is primed to get a facelift, albeit a destructive one courtesy a whirling Maelstrom and bursting molten center. That’s right. After much World of Warcraft: Cataclysm speculation, as well as some leaked information, Blizzard went official with World of Warcraft: Cataclysm at this year’s Blizzcon letting loose a booming announcement trailer. This will be the third expansion following previously released Wrath of the Lich King and The Burning Crusade. Read more »