World of Warcraft: Legion, the hit MMO's sixth expansion, will launch on August 30, Blizzard Entertainment has announced.
Legion follows on from events in Warlords of Draenor with all hellfire breaking loose when the warlock Gul'dan, betrayer of the orcs and twisted servant of the Burning Legion, unleashes a demonic invasion force upon Azeroth unlike any the Horde and the Alliance have ever faced.
"Legion opens a dark and thrilling new chapter in one of the Warcraft series' greatest conflicts, and things will never be the same for some of Azeroth's most iconic heroes and villains," said Mike Morhaime, CEO and co-founder of Blizzard Entertainment. "This expansion is loaded with features and content that give players whole new ways to explore the world and customize their heroes. We're looking forward to sending everyone into battle against the Burning Legion this August."
Players who pre-purchase will unlock an instant level-100 character boost, as well as early access to the Demon Hunter hero class prior to the expansion's release.
The Standard Edition (physical and digital) will be priced £34.99, with a Digital Deluxe Edition costing £49.99 and containing a range of in-game bonuses for a variety of Blizzard games, including an Illidari Felstalker mount and pet for World of Warcraft, a Felstalker mount for Heroes of the Storm, a helm transmog and wings for Diablo III, and a pair of fel-infusedStarCraft II portraits.
If you want something a little more special then a retail-only Collector's Edition will be available for £64.99, including all the Digital Deluxe Edition content plus a full-colour hardcover art book, a behind-the-scenes two-disc Blu-ray/DVD set, a CD soundtrack, and a Legion mouse pad. Stock of the Collector's Edition is said to be limited so be sure to pre-order now.