Blizzard has announced the timing and pricing for its upcoming World of Warcraft expansion Warlords of Draenor.

Players will be able to pursue Garrosh Hellscream through the dark portal and into the pages of Warcraft history past this spring.

The World of Warcraft in-game store now also has all items available for purchase in Australian dollars. This will save players the conversion fees charged by their banks when using an Australian credit or debit card.

Warlords of Draenor can be pre-purchased now for AU$54.95 digitally. It can be bought at release for AU$59.95 physically. A digital deluxe edition will cost $AU74.95, and will come with a Dread Raven Mount and Hatchling, StarCraft II portraits, and Diablo III Warsong pennant. There will also be a retail-exclusive collector's edition, which comes with the digital deluxe bonuses, plus an art book, behind-the-scenes two-disc Blu-ray/DVD set, a CD soundtrack, and a Warlords of Draenor mouse pad. It will cost AU$99.95.

Players who buy digital editions of World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor will be given one free level 90 boost for any character that can be redeemed now. Additional level 90 boosts can be bought from the in-game store for AU$66 apiece.

Gameplanet recently conducted a wide-ranging interview with World of Warcraft creative director Alex Afrasiabi. In it, Afrasiabi discusses the Iron Horde and its key characters, pre-expansion events, and how the expansion will open.

You can watch our full interview with Afrasiabi here.