Burning Crusade declared for January

Thursday 9 November 2006
World of Warcraft expansion The Burning Crusade will be released in both Europe and the US on 16 January 2007, developer Blizzard has confirmed today.

The Burning Crusade adds two totally new races to WoW's burgeoning online universe - the Blood Elves and the Draenei - and enables players to advance to level 70, with new mounts like the Cocatrice and new talents and abilities for all character classes also featuring in the enhancements.

Finally, the expansion gives access to a gigantic legendary environment, Outland, increasing the opportunities for adventure.

Blizzard has also announced that World of Warcraft now boasts a worldwide subscriber base of 7.5 million gamers, with The Burning Crusade sure to add to that monolithic player population.