Could this be the next title of Blizzard’s second World of Warcraft Expansion? According to the United States Patent Office it very well could be for real. Here is a copy and paste from the us patent office website:
Word Mark WRATH OF THE LICH KING
Entertainment services, namely, providing online computer games; providing computer games that may be accessed via a global computer network; and providing online information in the field of computer gaming entertainment.
Comic books, strategy guides, trading cards, coloring books, adhesive stickers, rub-on transfers, notebooks, stationery-type portfolios, posters, greeting cards, calendars, instructional leaflets, manuals, advertisement boards of paper or cardboard, catalogues, photographs, art prints.
Computer game software and related instruction manuals and guides sold together as a unit; downloadable software for use in connection with computer games; interactive multimedia computer game program; mousepads
Mark Drawing Code: (4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK
Filing Date July 28, 2007
Owner (APPLICANT) Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.
Live/Dead Indicator: LIVE
So there you have tangible proof that this could be for real. Is this absolutely 100% confirmed? Nah I really wouldn’t put stock in this being absolute yet. There are plenty of BS patents taken out to throw people off and this could just be another game being played by Blizzard. But hey who knows? It would make sense right?
This would point towards Northrend content being released which is actually one of the only things I was hanging onto when I played WoW for 2 years. I wanted to see the whole Arthas thing play out. Hopefully with Blizzcon just around the corner we will see whether or not the Northrend idea holds up or melts away.