Not long ago, it was revealed that the game development company Blizzard would be releasing a series of animated shorts titled World of Warcraft Shadowlands: Afterlives. The shorts would help flesh out the now reinvigorated lore of the World of Warcraft franchise along with bringing in some attention to the new WoW expansion, Shadowlands.
While the Afterlives animated shorts aren't coming until October, that hasn't stopped the creators from releasing some exciting new footage. Unveiled at this year's Gamescom, the six-minute story trailer for the animated series features stunning animation and artwork that puts the WoW universe it something resembling a motion comic.
While there will still be more to see as the episodes release and also the expansion, the trailer gives an idea as to how much the franchise has matured since its debut as Warcraft. The new trailer also announced that prepurchases for Shadowlands are now available on the game's official site.
Will you be joining the other players for the new expansion, or tuning in to the new animated series? We would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below, and don't forget to check out the new trailer!
Taking place immediately after the events of Battle for Azeroth (which still has one major update to go), World of Warcraft: Shadowlands sees players adventure to the land of the dead after Sylvanas destroys the Helm of Domination and sunders the barrier between Azeroth and The Shadowlands, WoW's version of an afterlife.
World of Warcraft Shadowlands: Afterlives will debut on October 26th!