World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Preview brings us a quick preview of Blizzard Entertainment's upcoming World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade expansion pack.
There's no doubting that a hell of a lot of work has gone into the high-level portion of the expansion. The Outland area adds a great deal to the game and is bigger and more comprehensive than the most ardent WOW fan could have hoped. As well as discovering the wonders of the areas themselves, there's also the integral PvP element to lure you in, should you be that way inclined. Several of the areas, including Hellfire and Zangarmarsh have their own PvP games built into the area.

Unlike the world PvP element in Silithius, these PvP elements are much more like the traditional Warsong Gulch, Alterac Valley games, only much more integrated into the areas themselves. In Hellfire Peninsula, it's a case of capturing and holding three different areas in the centre of the map. In Zangarmarsh the desirable hold areas are more spread out and also contain hotspots such as graveyards. It's nice to be able to wander by a PvP game, stop and observe for a while without worrying that some bastard rogue is going to stab you in the back.

There's also a set of fifteen new screenshots on display over at WorthPlaying, in case you're interested in seeing more of the expansion.