Blizzard has confirmed that the new Alliance race for World of Warcraft expansion The Burning Crusade is in fact the Draenei, putting an end to the speculation, rumour and fervent debate on the subject.

The New York Times article which broke the news features a direct link to the relevant page on Blizzard's website, so we're taking it the truth has finally broken.

The Draenei are descendents of the demonic Eredar race, and form one of the three groups of inhabitants on Draenor (the place where most of the Burning Crusade action takes place) together with ogres and orcs.

Draenei are bitter enemies of the orcs, and are consumed by an unquenchable bloodlust whenever they sense their presence, so expect some pretty full on battles in the new expansion.

The article goes on to say that the Draenei race, along with the mountable Nether Drake flying beasts and Nexxramas, the next big dungeon in the game will all be on show at E3, so expect more comprehensive details once our LA team have got their hands on it.

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