Irvine, Calif. -- December 6, 2011 -- Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. today announced that the Brazilian Portuguese-language version of its critically acclaimed massively multiplayer online role-playing game, World of Warcraft®, which includes the content of the game’sfirst expansion, The Burning Crusade®, is now available in stores throughout Brazil at a suggested retail price of BRL 29.90. Fully localized versions of the second and third expansions, Wrath of the Lich King® and Cataclysm™, are also available today at a suggested retail price of BRL 99.90 each.World of Warcraftand both expansions come packaged in a DVD case and include the game media and documentation in Brazilian Portuguese. Subscription plans are available at an expected price of BRL 15 (30 days), BRL 42 (90 days), and BRL 78 (180 days).
With the launch of “Hour of Twilight” (patch 4.3) on November 29, current players on North American realms were able to begin downloading and installing a free language pack to play World of Warcraft in Brazilian Portuguese. Designated Brazilian Portuguese realms open today as an option for players who have installed the language pack or purchased the Brazilian Portuguese version of the game. Also beginning today and running through January 10, 2012, Blizzard will be offering free character moves from specific North American realms with high Brazilian populations to the new Brazilian realms.For more details, please visit www.worldofwarcraft.com.
Players also have the option to purchase and download full Brazilian Portuguese versions of World of Warcraft and its expansions through Blizzard’s Battle.net® website (http://us.battle.net/pt/) using international Visa or MasterCard, or by using various local debit cards, credit cards, cash payments, bank transfers, or eWallet options such as Boleto Bancario through Blizzard Entertainment’s payment-gateway partner, DineroMail, for no additional fee.
To celebrate the release of the Brazilian Portuguese version of World of Warcraft, Blizzard Entertainment is hosting an official launch event at Casa das Caldeiras in São Paulo tonight at 8:00 p.m BRST. Players will have an opportunity to purchase localized versions of the game and its expansions, and Blizzard Entertainment representatives will be on hand to meet with players and sign copies of the game.In addition, the event will feature an array of entertainment, including a dance contest showcasing players' favorite moves from the game, with prizes for the winning competitors. For further details on the official launch event, visit the official World of Warcraft website at www.worldofwarcraft.com.
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 sixteen #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.
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