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South Park offers WoW trial

Box set to lure you in.

Comedy Central has revealed that the tenth series of South Park will go on sale featuring a 14-day trial for World of Warcraft.

Affiliations with the potty-mouthed cartoon stem back to the Emmy-nominated episode "Make Love, Not Warcraft", which originally aired last October. In it, the quartet of friends have to quest to rid the world (of Warcraft) of a nasty uber player - who happens to be a rather fat person playing around the clock. Hilarity ensues.

But it isn't the first time Blizzard has handed out free 10-day or two week pass to its game. The Times offered one back in March to promote new expansion The Burning Crusade, and you can download a demo version of it right now from the official website.

Blizzard recently announced it had a player base of over 9 million players in World of Warcraft, with numbers expected to rise when The Burning Crusade goes on sale across mainland China soon.

Players of the massively-multiplayer online game can also expect a new expansion some time next year. It is called Wrath of the Lich King and will focus around evil Death Knight Arthas and the continent of Northrend.

The level cap is being raised again to 80, Hero Classes are being introduced, siege warfare and destructible buildings added to PvP combat, character customisation options expanded, a new inscription profession included, and buckets of new dungeons are being added for you to mine for hordes of fresh equipment will be in.

Head over to Eurogamer TV for the first Wrath of the Lich King trailer, or into our gallery for the first screenshots.