World of Warcarft: Cataclysm Cinematic Intro Brings the Wrath of Deathwing to Azeroth

I know that World of Warcraft ain’t too popular around these here parts, but there’s no denying that once your subscriber numbers and gross monthly income surpasses most small nations, you’re definitely on to something. Blizzard’s MMORPG juggernaut has been gaining steam since it launched in 2004, and now, six years later, it shows no signs of slowing down. Blizzard just put the cinematic intro to the newest expansion, Cataclysm, up on the YouTube account, and good lord is it both gorgeous and terrifying:

The most amazing thing is that all of Blizzard’s incredible cinematics are done in house, not sourced out to a third-party studio like Blur (best known for The Old Republic trailers). While Blizz’s movies have been incredible in the past, this one seems to take them to a new plateau. I’ve never been more impressed by their videos, so kudos to them for continuing to raise the bar. We must have a few WoW players on the site, so can anyone share their thoughts on Cataclysm? Looking forward to the end of the world as you know it? The game launches December 7, 2010.

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7 thoughts on “World of Warcarft: Cataclysm Cinematic Intro Brings the Wrath of Deathwing to Azeroth”

  1. I am in a state of nerd craziness over this one, all the changes they are making are bigger than any MMO has ever done, and Blizzard is once again giving those of us who follow the lore lots to drool over. Also, the cinematic is just plain awesome, especially since they showed recognizable areas in Azeroth getting destroyed (Like Crossroads, Stormwind, Loch Modan, etc.). Already have the collector’s edition pre-ordered and ready to go for December 7th.

  2. So excited for this! LOL. I wonder sometimes though if Blizzard hates alliance….Horde only got some tower knocked over and a Zeppelin crash. Alliance gets a village destroyed, a dam knocked over and Stormwind sat on. Leave us alone!

  3. Psh…Barrens & the Crossroads were @$%&-holes anyways! lol j/k. I suppose the Horde got it hard in some ways…Thrall is wearing a dress now and turned into a hippie! Meanwhile their new leader is some red orc wack job…

  4. [quote comment=”14146″]Psh…Barrens & the Crossroads were @$%&-holes anyways! lol j/k. I suppose the Horde got it hard in some ways…Thrall is wearing a dress now and turned into a hippie! Meanwhile their new leader is some red orc wack job…[/quote]
    BLASPHEMY! And Garrosh (The new warchief) is a total prick like the Alliance king. He even killed the Tauren chief!

  5. [quote comment=”14155″]Uh oh! Nerrrrrrrrd alert!

    I kid, I kid. I want to play an MMO badly, but must refuse.[/quote]
    Haha Eddy it’s true though, lol.

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