Cryptozoic Entertainment™ Releases New World of Warcraft® Trading Card Game Class Starter Decks for 2011
Irvine, CA—March 2011: Cryptozoic Entertainment today announced that June 28 it will expand the World of Warcraft® Trading Card Game, based on Blizzard Entertainment's award-winning massively multiplayer online role-playing game, with the release of a new batch of Class Starter Decks for 2011, updating the popular 2010 line that introduced countless players to the game.
With the 2011 Class Starter Decks, players can easily pick an appealing race and class combination and begin playing right out of the box. Choices include death knight, druid, hunter, mage, paladin, priest, rogue, shaman, warlock, and warrior classes, and as an added bonus for 2011, this release will include heroes of the goblin and worgen races introduced in World of Warcraft: Cataclysm™. The Class Starter Decks will introduce ten new exclusive hero cards, including Baeltor of the Undercity, Jaral of Gilneas, and Frizlix of Kezan, accompanied by faction-appropriate allies, class abilities, resources, and equipment.
To support this release, Cryptozoic will feature the Class Starter Decks in Spectral Safari tournaments at participating hobby shops this summer. In addition, special beginner Starter Deck tournaments will allow new players to learn the game and win great prizes at Darkmoon Faire events around the world.
Each deck will consist of 61 cards, one official rulebook, and one 19-card War of the Elements booster pack. Plus, players will have the chance to obtain randomly inserted Loot® cards that provide cosmetic items for their online World of Warcraft characters—a common Sandbox Tiger, uncommon Owned! (in-game Flag of Ownership), or rare El Pollo Grande (in-game rooster mount).
2011 Class Starter Decks will be offered for the low suggested retail price of $10.99, making these a great buy for both beginners and existing players. Look for 2011 Class Starter Decks at your favorite hobby shop in June!
Remember to check out www.wowtcg.com for the latest up-to-date information about products and events for the World of Warcraft® Trading Card Game.
About Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.
Best known for blockbuster hits including World of Warcraft® and the Warcraft®, StarCraft®, and Diablo® franchises, Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. (www.blizzard.com), a division of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), is a premier developer and publisher of entertainment software renowned for creating some of the industry’s most critically acclaimed games. Blizzard Entertainment’s track record includes thirteen #1-selling games and multiple Game of the Year awards. The company’s online-gaming service, Battle.net®, is one of the largest in the world, with millions of active players.
About Cryptozoic Entertainment
Cryptozoic Entertainment was founded in 2010 on the core principle of “fans first”. The Cryptozoic staff consists of fans who are dedicated to producing the highest quality product and community experience possible. Visit www.cryptozoic.comfor additional product and event information.
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