We're all anxiously anticipating the announcement of a release date for Warth of the Lich King. Many of us speculate that the game will be released in November of this year. Many players have sent us tips about various retailers and their release dates. Lubu of EU-Burning Blade shared an email from the vendor with which he placed a preorder of the game:
Thank you for the following order placed with GAME.
As you may already be aware, the release date for World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Expansion Pack has changed to Oct 2008. Changes to release dates are relatively common in the videogames industry and are unfortunately beyond our control.
Don't worry, your order is still live and will be despatched prior to its release date via your chosen method of delivery.
I just wanted to remind everyone that retailers have no more information than we do about the development of the game. Amazon.com lists November 30, 2008 as the release date for WoTLK, Game Stop's website says the game will ship on November 3, 2008. As mentioned in the order listed above, the date is subject to change. Online retailers usually put a release date up for preordered sales.
I suspect Blizzard will shoot for a November release, but we're more likely to see the game come out in early 2009. The preorders are usually trustworthy, but the dates are not. If you're like me and planning on taking some time off work to play the game, do not submit your PTO request until Blizzard gives an official date.
Thanks to all of our readers who have submitted release dates, we cannot post anything official until Blizzard makes an announcement. Rest assured that we will let you know as soon as the date is made public.