World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Opening Cinematic is Pure Awesome

on October 18, 2010 6:00 PM

World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Opening Cinematic is Pure Awesome

There are, unfortunately, no gnomes in the expansion opening cinematic this time around, either. But, after watching it, you sure won’t care one bit. Deathwing awakens and causes a cataclysm to wrench across the lands of Azeroth – that is the premise for this expansion, at the most basic. This trailer – put together by the genius CG artists at Blizzard – shows that in abundant detail. It focuses on Deathwing’s release from the depths below, and briefly shows several prominent areas of Azeroth get changed forever. You’ll see The Barrens, Auberdine, Loch Modan, Thousand Needles and, finally, Stormwind, get torn asunder by Deathwing himself. If this trailer doesn’t get you hyped for Cataclysm, you might as well stop gaming now, because nothing will. Hit the break to be blow away – literally.

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Chad joined the DualShockers staff in mid 2009 and since then has put much of his time into covering RPGs, with a focus on the Japanese side of the genre, from the obscure to the mainstream. He's a huge fan of iconic games like Secret of Mana, Final Fantasy VI and Persona 4 yet enjoys the smaller niche titles, as well. In his spare time he enjoys experiencing new beer, new foods and keeping up with just about every sci-fi show on television. He's married to an intelligent, beautiful Southern Belle who keeps his life interesting with witty banter and spicy Cajun cooking.