World of Warcraft will soon be available in Latin America, Blizzard announced today. The Latin American localization of World of Warcraft will be based on the existing European Spanish version but will feature entirely re-recorded in-game speech.
This new version of the game will be rolled out in select markets throughout Latin America in the weeks ahead (Blizzard said “during the first half of 2008,” which only has three months left). The updated WoW will also be available to Spanish-speaking players in the United States and Canada at that time.
A dedicated Spanish-speaking team is being assembled at the Blizzard Entertainment offices in Irvine, California and Austin, Texas to ensure that Spanish-speaking World of Warcraft players based in North and South America will receive high-quality 24/7 support in Spanish.
To that end, if you’ve ever wanted to work at Blizzard or on the WoW team, this localization represents your chance. Positions are currently open on Blizzard’s customer service, quality assurance, community relations and Web teams. There’s also a new official Web site in development for World of Warcraft’s North and South America-based Spanish-speaking players.
Further details on pricing in local currencies for Latin American players, as well as country-specific availability, will be announced closer to release. Also closer to release, Blizzard will provide details on language-pack downloads and character-transfer options for existing Spanish-speaking players on the gameâ€™s North American realms.