WoW Expansion Set For January 16th

MMORPG gamers all over the world can be merry and rejoice (unless you play EQ 2); World of Warcraft's long-awaited expansion, The Burning Crusade, has a street release date after a delay pushed it back from October to the first quarter of next year. The expansion will now hit shelves on January 16th, just in time you ask your parents to pre-order it as your Christmas present. The game is available from various retailers for $39.99; no word yet as to whether this means that you'll also get a free month of playing with your purchase, but I would be surprised if Blizzard decided that the expansion shouldn't feature the same caveat as the retail version of the game. See you in Stormwind!