WOW: Cataclysm dated for early December

Blizzard has officially announced the release date for Cataclysm, its latest expansion for mammoth MMO World of Warcraft.

The add-on will be available in the shops and via Blizzard’s online store starting December 7th forĀ  of $39.99. A $79.99 Collector’s Edition will be offered as well.

“Cataclysm includes the best content we’ve ever created for World of Warcraft. It’s not just an expansion, but a re-creation of much of the original Azeroth, complete with epic new high-level adventures for current players and a redesigned leveling experience for those just starting out,” Blizzard CEO and co-founder Mike Morhaime says in today’s announcement.

Blizzard’s applying the final polish right now — thanks to the on-going beta — and looks forward “to welcoming gamers around the world to enjoy it in just a couple of months.”