Earlier today, Blizzard Entertainment announced a concrete North American release date concerning their new MMORPG, World of Warcraft. Gamers in North America will be able to pick up the game on November 23, with New Zealand and Australia seeing a simultaneous release.
Blizzard plans to release the game in Korea, Europe, and other countries throughout Asia shortly following this release. The game will run on Windows as well as Macintosh computers, and will come bundled with a free one-month subscription. The game will be priced at $49.99 in the United States, and the special collector's edition of World of Warcraft, which will be released alongside the "normal" version, will cost $79.99. Those who purchase the collector's edition will acquire a World of Warcraft behind the scenes DVD, an Art of the World of Warcraft coffee table book, a cloth map of the game world, and a commemorative game manual signed by the development team.
After the initial free trial ends, those who want to continue playing the game will be able to choose from one of three different subscription options. If players want to pay by the month, it will run them $14.99 per month. The three-month plan costs $13.99 per month, and the six-month-plan costs $12.99 per month.