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author: Jacob Blazewicz

Blizzard Reminds of WotLK Classic With Spectacular Fanwork

Hurricane is another World of Warcraft fan that Blizzard Entertainment has partnered with. Its result is the Wrath of the Lich King trailer, which players clearly enjoyed.

Blizzard Entertainment has always been famous for its high-quality cinematics - whether in games or trailers for those games. However, the developer has decided to celebrate the upcoming return of the Lich King with a new trailer for WoW: Wrath of the Lich King Classic prepared by a popular YouTube channel.

Hurricane makes trailers "better than Blizzard"

The video titled Journey is the work of an Internet user by the handle Hurricane. The creator became famous for his videos warmly received by the community focused around World of Warcraft.

The jewel in the crown here is without a doubt Black Temple Trailer 2020, the "trailer" in which Hurricane showed his journey to the Black Temple in the The Burning Crusade expansion. The footage has been viewed more than 2.9 million times, and some consider it better than anything Blizzard has presented in recent years.

Hurricane has long revealed that he is preparing something in connection with Wrath of the Lich King Classic. At the end of August, he posted a short teaser in which he travels with a film crew from Azeroth to the land of Northrend - the domain of the Lich King.

A lot of nostalgia (and fans)

Like user's previous movie, Journey was not created on the game engine (the creator used Octane and Cinema 4D with models exported from WoW) and gives us a foretaste of the story from Wrath of the Lich King.

So we have the undead attacking the kingdoms of Azeroth and Arthas preparing for the arrival of the Horde and Alliance heroes. Also shown are PvP clashes over Wintergrasp between these factions, raid boss fights and many other scenes that are sure to evoke feelings of nostalgia in any World of Warcraft veteran.

The result clearly delighted the fans, as can be seen both in the comments under the trailer itself and in the posts in the social media. Especially since the video also shows characters created by WoW players (vide Blizzard's posts on Twitter).

Not just Hurricane - Blizzard invests in popular creators

This is not the first time Blizzard has teamed up with a well-known content creator. In April, the official channel of World of Warcraft posted The Mythic Dungeon International tournament trailer, prepared by IKEdit (to whom we also owe the trailer for Shadowlands season 4).

Platinum, in turn, has prepared a material discussing the story background of the Vrykuli race of half-gigans, and WillE was the narrator in other videos related to WoW: Wrath of the Lich King Classic.

World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Classic will debut on September 27, as announced by the developer in a post on Twitter.

Blizzard Reminds of WotLK Classic With Spectacular Fanwork - picture #1

World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Classic's debut times by time zone.Source: Blizzard EntertainmentTwitter.

Jacob Blazewicz

Jacob Blazewicz

Graduated with a master's degree in Polish Studies from the University of Warsaw with a thesis dedicated to this very subject. Started his adventure with in 2015, writing in the Newsroom and later also in the film and technology sections (also contributed to the Encyclopedia). Interested in video games (and not only video games) for years. He began with platform games and, to this day, remains a big fan of them (including Metroidvania). Also shows interest in card games (including paper), fighting games, soulslikes, and basically everything about games as such. Marvels at pixelated characters from games dating back to the time of the Game Boy (if not older).


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