World Of Warcraft Cataclysm Collector's Edition Announced

Just like the Collector's Editions before, there will of course be an in-game pet. This time it's Deathwing, which is totally going to hang out with my Onyxia whelpling. Check out the full list of bonuses from the Collector's Edition after the break.

From the press release:

  • Art Of The Cataclysm: Art book, featuring 176 pages of never-before-seen images from the archives of the Blizzard Entertainment cinematics department and the World of Warcraft development team, as well as progressive visuals from multiple stages of development.
  • Exclusive In-Game Pet: He may not be a breaker of worlds just yet, but Lil’ Deathwing will still proudly accompany heroes on their struggle to save Azeroth from his much, much larger counterpart.
  • Behind-The-Scenes DVD: With over an hour of developer interviews and commentaries, as well as a special Warcraft® retrospective examining the rich gaming history of the Warcraft universe.
  • Soundtrack: Featuring 10 epic new tracks from Cataclysm, including exclusive bonus tracks.
  • Special-Edition Mouse Pad: depicting Deathwing menacing the ravaged continents of Azeroth.
  • Trading Card Game Cards: including a 60-card starter deck from the Wrathgate series, two extended-art cards, and two Collector's Edition-exclusive hero cards, marking the first appearance of Goblin and Worgen heroes in the TCG.
World Of Warcraft: Cataclysm - Collector's Edition

Now that is some phat lewt and totally worth the $80 price tag. For all of you wondering, the press release did not give a release date. Although word through the grapevine is that Blizzard is on track for a 2010 release date. We all know Blizzard though; the game will be ready when it's ready. Will the sales of this expansion blow away the Starcraft II launch? Only time will tell...