With the release of Wrath Of The Lich King getting ever closer, Steelseries have decided to take advantage of the increasing WoW fever by releasing a new gaming mouse aimed at MMO players – the World of Warcraft MMO Gaming Mouse.

To backup its claim to be a MMO mouse, Steelseries have included 15 programmable buttons, each one of which can be given a macro of up to 160 characters. That makes for a lot of spell combos and should prove to be a useful tool for WoW gamers of any level. On top of that you can store up to ten different profiles, so you could setup different profiles for each of your characters.

It’s a smart looking mouse, which helps in the current market that’s packed full of stylish gaming mice. Sporting a stainless-steel effect shell, the WoWMMO mouse also features LED lighting that can be set to practically any colour (choose from 16 million) and features three levels of intensity and pulsation effects. It’s an ambidextrous design, so will suit both left and right-handed gamers.

For some strange reason there are no details available on the sensor that will be used in the mouse, so its difficult to say how it will stack up against other gaming mice.

The World Of Warcraft Gaming Mouse is available to pre-order now and is priced at an excessive $99, which might put off casual WoW players, but included in the price is a loot card from the World of Warcraft CCG with which you can claim a free in-game item.