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Countdown to Wrath Giveaway: Day 7 - Wrath Collector's Edition box

In honor of the impending Wrath launch WoW Insider is giving away a World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Collector's Edition box. That's right, the sold out CE box complete with:
  • DVD with Wrath expansion files
  • The Art of World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King, a 208-page book featuring never-before-seen images from the game.
  • An exclusive in-game pet: Frosty, the baby frost wyrm.
  • A behind-the-scenes DVD containing over an hour of developer interviews, the Wrath of the Lich King intro cinematic with director's commentary, and more.
  • The official soundtrack CD, containing 21 epic tracks from the game, along with exclusive bonus tracks.
  • A mouse pad featuring a map of the newly opened continent of Northrend.
  • Two World of Warcraft Trading Card Game March of the Legion starter decks, along with two exclusive cards available only in the Collector's Edition.
To enter, leave a comment on this post before Friday, November 7, 2008 at 12pm ET (noon). One winner will be chosen randomly and will receive a World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Collector's Edition box (valued at $70.) You must be at least 18 to enter and a legal resident of the United States or non-Quebec resident of Canada. You can only enter once. Click here for complete Official Rules.

And keep your eyes on WoW Insider. We have many, many more giveaways coming your way from now until Wrath launch day!

EDIT: Giveaway closed to further entries. We'll be contacting the winner today. Good luck to all who entered. Be on the lookout for more contests every day until Wrath launch!

Filed under: Contests

Gamestop has stopped online WotLK Collector's Edition pre-orders

Until recently, Gamestop was offering pre-orders of the upcoming World of Warcraft expansion, Wrath of the Lich King, the Collector's Edition.

At this point, you can still pre-order, but you'll have to drop in at one of their locations, because according to their website, they are "currently not available online."

Being Canadian, I'm an awfully sad panda right now. I could not decide if I wanted to pay the extra $20, plus customs, and have to wait an extra week at least in order to get my hands on one, and now I'm regretting not putting in the order. At least it would have been a back-up I could have canceled later!

I stopped into my local EB Games last night and was told that they do not know if, when, or how many copies they'll be getting.

Of course, if you're willing to shell out approximately $300 for a copy, Amazon has you covered. Anyone else have any leads?

Filed under: Expansions, Wrath of the Lich King

Wrath CE sold out at Gamestop, Amazon

Gamestop employees got a memo yesterday that preorders of the Wrath of the Lich King Collector's Edition may have reached their limit, and we've just called and confirmed that -- the Collector's Edition is sold out already at Gamestop. Looks like Amazon also has also taken down their preorders, instead offering a signup to be notified "when this item becomes available." The thing has only been on sale for two days, and already it seems many retails have run out of their listed units -- in fact, Gamestop told their employees that they may not even have been able to fulfill all the orders taken so far.

Of course, we're still talking preorders here -- just because they got reserved doesn't mean that they'll all be sold, so there's still a chance that you could get one at release (Gamestop, we believe, will hold reserves for 24-48 hours after release, and then sell them first-come, first-serve). And there's a chance that Blizzard could put a larger order in (since the game hasn't gone gold yet, the sets aren't even manufactured yet), which would mean more preorders would be available.

But on the other hand, Blizzard has always wanted the Collector's Editions to be limited, and the guys at Gamestop assured us that there were still plenty of regular copies to reserve. It's hard to believe the CE could be completely sold out in just two days, two months ahead of the actual release, but it's clear that Wrath is going to be one of Blizzard's biggest releases ever.

Update: And now, for some reason, it looks like preorders are back up. Either Blizzard decided to make more or Gamestop figured out how they could sell more, so if you want to get one, better order it quick.

Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, Blizzard, Expansions, Wrath of the Lich King

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