thunderking trailer

Blizzard have sent over a teaser trailer for Patch 5.2 The Thunder King, the latest addition to their MMORPG World of Warcraft’s Mists of Pandaria. The trailer features, amongst other things, previews of the new raid zones, new world bosses, new mounts, and the new added areas.

This will certainly add fuel to the fire of speculation about the exact layout and content of the new Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.2 raid, although Blizzard have already confirmed that, like many raids before it, most recently Icecrown Citadel in World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King, this will have a layout in wings. The raid looks stunning, dark and foreboding, and the new mount models have me at least filled with excitement! I mean, who doesn’t want an armored triceratops mount?! Or, indeed a mount that looks like one of the new World Bosses!patch 5.2 thunder king

There’s also some footage of the new islands outside the raid, and the notable contrast between the Isle of Giants, where Oondasta hangs out, and Thunder Isle, the location of the new raid. Speaking of Oondasta, in the video, he appears to have been transported from his usual home into the Isle of Thunder, where several  NPCs have attached ropes to him. We’ll have to wait and see just exactly what is going on there.

Looking at what appear to be the raid’s rooms, one thing that particularly horrified me was that one of them appeared to be made up of pillars. Are Blizzard’s developers trying to get one up on Guild Wars 2 in Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.2 by adding jumping puzzles to raids?! What do you like the look of in the trailer? For me, it’s the return of a genuine enemy and a bit of darkness and foreboding to the world.

For more information on the Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.2, check out this article on the Patch 5.2 PTR.