World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria launching in September
Fourth expansion to the MMO arrives in early Fall, digital Deluxe and retail Collector Editions revealed
Posted by Alex 'SpectralShock' V on Jul 25, 2012 - 11:02am EST (Jul 25, 2012 11:02)
Blizzard Entertainment has announced that World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria, the fourth expansion set for the popular subscription-based MMORPG, will be available in stores and online starting from September 25, 2012.
Mists of Pandaria will be available on DVD-ROM for Windows and Mac for $39.99 USD. The expansion will also be available digitally directly from Blizzard’s World of Warcraft website, also priced at $39.99 USD.
“Mists of Pandaria contains the biggest variety of new content we’ve ever created for a World of Warcraft expansion, with features that will appeal to new players, veterans, and everyone in between,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “We’ve received a lot of great feedback from players during our most extensive beta test yet, and we hope they enjoy exploring everything Pandaria has to offer when the expansion comes out in September.”
The Digital Deluxe version of Mists of Pandaria includes a copy of the expansion along with an in-game mount, in-game pet, StarCraft II Battle.net portraits, diablo III banner sigil and accent.
The Collector’s Edition includes the full version of the game on DVD-ROM, all in-game content from the Digital Deluxe version, as well as behind-the-Scenes DVD and Blu-Ray, collector’s edition soundtrack CD, the Art of Mists of Pandaria book, Chen Stormstout mouse pad.
The Collector’s Edition will be available exclusively in retail stores for $79.99 USD. The Digital Deluxe version is available to download directly from Blizzard for $59.99 USD. Players who purchase the standard edition digitally or at retail will have the option to upgrade to the Digital Deluxe version at any time (for as long as the standalone Digital Deluxe version remains available) for an additional $20 USD.
In World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria, warships of the Alliance and Horde clash off the coast of a long-lost continent, signaling the start of a new era of discovery and conquest in the history of Azeroth.