As a first for its massively multiplayer online game, Blizzard has confirmed that the Mists of Pandaria add-on for World of Warcraft will be released in China on October 2, just one week after its launch in the rest of the world, alongside a special Ultimate Edition. World of Warcraft
may not be as popular as it once was, but Blizzard is continuing to delight its millions of players with new content, culminating with next week’s Mists of Pandaria expansion, which is out on September 25
in North America, Europe, and many other territories from all around the world.
Now, Blizzard and its Chinese partner, NetEase, have confirmed that the release of World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria in China will take place on October 2, just one week after the rest of the globe. This is a pretty big change from the lengthier delays that usually happened in the Asian country.
"We're excited to bring Mists of Pandaria to China on October 2, making this expansion a truly global launch," said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. "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. We hope players enjoy exploring everything Pandaria has to offer."
What’s more, the two companies have also confirmed that a special Ultimate Edition of Mists of Pandaria will be made available to those who want the definitive WoW experience.
Check out its contents below: - 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;
- World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria PC-game DVD;
- The Art of Mists of Pandaria book: Explore this 208-page hardcover tome featuring never-before-seen artwork 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;
- 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;
- Behind-the-Scenes DVD: Learn about the creation of Pandaria with this two-disc set featuring over an hour of commentary, insider interviews, and developer roundtables; and,
- Soundtrack CD: Experience 20 orchestral pieces from Mists of Pandaria.
Expect to hear more about Mists of Pandaria as we get closer to its release in the following weeks.