World of Warcraft – Mists of Pandaria: Release Date Announced
Well there we go, after months of trickling information, Blizzard have finally announced that the next World of Warcraft extension, Mists of Pandaria, will be released on September 25. So go ahead an put on your Kung Fu Panda suits and get in the mood.
Many industry critics have deemed the latest World of Warcraft extension as a last ditch attempt from Blizzard at currying favour for the once most popular MMORPG. Over the last year or so, Blizzard has its subscribers number haemorrhage, only lately seeing them stabilise as the core fanbase struggle to keep the game alive.
The digital edition of the expansion will cost around 40 dollars, but fans can also buy a standard hard copy for $60 and a collector’s edition copy for $80. If you pre-order Mists of Pandaria, Blizzard will let you pre load before the launch. That way you’ll be ready to go the instant the clock strikes midnight. Below is a list of what each edition will contain, according to the press release Blizzard sent us.
- World of Warcraft In-Game Mount: Take to the skies of Azeroth astride the mystical Imperial Quilen flying mount.
- World of Warcraft In-Game Pet: Journey across Pandaria with the Lucky Quilen Cub at your side.
- StarCraft® II Battle.net® Portraits: Bring the Horde and Alliance rivalry to the far reaches of the Koprulu sector with exclusive Infested Orc and Night Elf Templar Battle.net portraits.
- Diablo® III Banner Sigil and Accent: Display your status as a hero of Pandaria with the iconic markings of World of Warcraft’s newest playable race, the pandaren.
Collector’s Edition – contains digital deluxe items plus…
- Behind-the-Scenes DVD and Blu-Ray: Learn about the creation of Pandaria with this two-disc set featuring over an hour of commentary, insider interviews, and developer roundtables.
- Collector’s Edition Soundtrack CD: Experience 20 orchestral pieces from Mists of Pandaria.
- The Art of Mists of Pandaria Book: Explore this 208-page hardcover tome featuring never-before-seen pieces from the expansion, from early concepts to final 3D renderings.
- Chen Stormstout Mouse Pad: Equip your desk with this special-edition mouse pad featuring the legendary pandaren brewmaster.
So, let us know what you think. Are you excited for the World of Warcraft – Mists of Pandaria expansion pack? Leave your responses in the comment section below.