World of Warcraft artwork for the Mechagon comic

[Update]: The Rise of Azshara patch has now finally arrived!

World of Warcraft's Patch 8.2, Rise of Azshara, is set to arrive this June 25th. It'll bring with it a reworked Heart of Azeroth, a variety of new profession items to toy around with, a brand new raid, and perhaps most importantly of all, two fairly large new zones to explore: Nazjatar and Mechagon.

Given that Mechagon has only recently been introduced, you might be wondering what exactly is happening over there, as well as what the Mechagnomes (next most likely Allied Race) are going to be like. Well, wonder no more as Blizzard has now released a short comic detailing exactly that!

Aside from King Mechagon looking a little bit off on some screens, I must admit I enjoyed the comic a lot more than I thought I would. Mechagnomes as a concept just sound ridiculous, but Blizzard have definitely made them appropriately menacing. I can only hope the same sort of atmosphere will be in the game as well, and that we'll get more of these types of comics in the future. After all, they really do help when it comes to fleshing out some of the side-characters and storylines.

To learn a little bit more about Mechagon and its inhabitants, as well as what we'll be able to do there, you should head on over to the official website.