New World of Warcraft Expansion Release Date On The Horizon

Blizzard Entertainment, developer of several loved series and best known in recent years for the long running World of Warcraft, an MMORPG set in the Warcraft universe after the events of Warcraft 3: The Frozen Throne, had quite the announcement for fans yesterday. Featured on both their website and the Battlenet app used to manage their newer games, they made this announcement;

A storm of iron is head Azeroth's way-be among the first to witness its fury at the world premiere of the Warlords of Draenor cinematic! Join Blizzard’s Mike Morhaime, Chris Metzen, and World of Warcraft designers Ion Hazzikostas and Brian Holinka for the grand unveiling, streamed live from the Ace Theatre in Los Angeles. But that's not all-we'll also host a live interview with the WoW developers, announce the Warlords of Draenor launch date, and debut the first episode of a new animated lore mini-series: Lords of War. You won't want to miss it!

Warlords of Draenor will be the fifth expansion for the MMORPG which picks up where Mists of Pandaria left off, leaving Garrosh Hellscream in the custody of the Pandaren awaiting trial for his war crimes that tore the once-peaceful continent of Pandaria apart. Evading a sentence, Hellscream manages to make his way back to an alternate time shortly before the Orc invasion of Azeroth that took place in Warcraft 2: Tides of Darkness which ultimately ended in failure. Warning the clans, he prevents the invasion and in turn the Orcs begin building up power far beyond what they had initially. This leaves players of both the Alliance and Horde as the vast army to stand before them and stop the destruction.

The announcement is to take place at 9am PDT on August 14, 2014.