Filmgoers across the Southeast Asian region will receive a free digital copy of the game when tickets go on sale for the early June
Purchases of a ticket with participating cinemas will come with a copy of the hit Massively Multiplayer Online game World of Warcraft, including 30 days of in game time. The participating countries in the SEA region are Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and The Philippines – for a list of cinemas taking part in the promotion, click here.
Released internationally as Warcraft: The Beginning, the film is based on the popular fantasy game series, and portrays the early days of the war between two of the main factions, the humans and the orcs. A Warcraft movie has been in development for at least a decade.
Warcraft: The Beginning is directed by Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code) and stars Travis Fimmel (Vikings) and Paula Patton (Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol) in the lead roles.
World of Warcraft was one of the most successful MMOs in history when it released in 2004. The game is now on its sixth expansion, even though subscriber numbers have been steadily declining over time, down to 5.5 million players at the end of 2015 from a peak of over 12 million in 2010.
The film’s most recent trailer can be found here: