For more than a decade, we’ve only seen the world of Azeroth as it is realized in Blizzard’s carefully constructed World of Warcraft sandboxes

That changes today, as the debut trailer for Warcraft: The Beginning is here.

And hey, look at that: it’s all right. The story shows humans and orcs being forced to put aside their differences when a new arrival threatens all of Azeroth. Expect epic battles and heaping piles of CG beasts of legend and myth, if this two-minute peek is any indication.

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First trailer for ‘Warcraft: The Beginning’ is wall-to-wall fantasy