Burning Crusade special edition

Collector's box with extras.

Blizzard has announced plans to release a special Collector's Edition of World of Warcraft expansion The Burning Crusade when the game goes on sale this winter.

A handsome beast, it'll include a copy of Burning Crusade, obviously, on both CD and DVD, as well as a host of extras. Of most interest from a gameplay perspective is the exclusive in-game pet, the "netherwhelp" - offspring of the nether drake flying mount.

There's lots more in the box though, including a hardcover art-book, soundtrack CD, and a behind-the-scenes DVD cataloguing the game's development through two hours of interviews and commentary. The disc also features footage of panel discussions at last year's inaugural BlizzCon.

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Not content with that, Blizzard's also throwing in a Map of Outland mouse mat, and two starter packs for the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game, as well as three exclusive "tournament-legal" cards to use in building a deck.

There's no word on how much the Collector's Edition's likely to cost, but we can probably expect it to be in line with the pricing for the original Collector's Edition, which went for US$ 79.99.

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