Mists Of Pandaria Release Date and Order Details

Written by Felix Nova on Wed, Jul 25, 2012 2:34 PM

Mists Of Pandaria is the next full expansion to the massive MMO World Of Warcraft. Upon the expansion’s release, gamers from both Alliance and the Horde will be able to set foot upon the shores of the long-lost continent of Pandaria and embark on a perilous journey to uncover its ancient mysteries.

We have just been informed that it will be in stores and online from 25th September, 2012...

Lets take a look at some of the info surrounding this expansion.

Mists of Pandaria will be available on DVD-ROM for Windows® XP/Windows Vista®/Windows® 7 and Macintosh® at a suggested retail price of £29.99. The expansion will also be available digitally, priced at the same £29.99.

A special Collector’s Edition packed with bonus items will be available exclusively in retail stores for a suggested retail price of £59.99. In addition, for the first time, World of Warcraft players have the option to purchase a special Digital Deluxe version of the expansion containing the in-game bonus items from the Collector’s Edition. The Digital Deluxe version is available as a download for £39.99. 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 £10.

Presales for the standard digital and Digital Deluxe versions of Mists of Pandaria are now live. Players who would like to purchase either version and be ready to play the moment the expansion launches can do so now by visiting www.WorldofWarcraft.com. The expansion content will automatically be digitally delivered to pre-purchasers via World of Warcraft’s streaming launcher prior to the release of Mists of Pandaria. Players who would like to preorder the standard box or the retail-exclusive Collector’s Edition can do so by visiting their local retailer.

“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 full digital copy of the expansion along with the following exclusive in-game bonus items:

-          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.

The Collector’s Edition of Mists of Pandaria includes the full version of the game on DVD-ROM and contains the following exclusive bonus items, in addition to the in-game content from the Digital Deluxe version:

-          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.

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. As players storm the shores of this exotic new frontier and begin to explore its mysteries, they’ll encounter brave new allies, unearth ancient secrets, and play their part in reigniting the long-brewing conflict between the Horde and Alliance on a strange battlefield far from home.

Mists of Pandaria offers a wide variety of content for new and returning World of Warcraft players. Features include a new playable race (the pandaren) with its own starting zone and quests, a new character class (the monk), and an expansive new continent for players to explore as they adventure to the new level cap of 90. The expansion also includes a host of new gameplay elements designed to give players even more ways to enjoy the game, including scenarios -- a flexible new kind of cooperative PvE trial; challenge modes, which offer high-prestige rewards for mastering Mists of Pandaria’s 5-player dungeons; and an all-new pet battle system.

In addition to the English version, Mists of Pandaria will be fully localised into Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, French, German, European Spanish, Russian, Korean, Traditional Chinese, and for the first time with a World of Warcraft expansion launch, Italian. Availability of Mists of Pandaria in mainland China will be announced at a later date.

So what do you guys reckon, is it time this goliath MMORPG was finished or are you excited by the promise of more WoW adventuring?

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10:37 Jul-27-2012

Long Live WOW!!!!!! XD

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13:12 Jul-29-2012

Aaand Blizzard.

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00:00 Jul-27-2012

Guild Wars let me hear you now? xd

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00:03 Jul-27-2012

Well, considering that Guild Wars isn't run by money grubs I'd say that it has my vote for best MMORPG :D

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18:23 Jul-26-2012

I never really played the WOW MMORPG after the story broke of in Warcraft 3 : Wrath of the Lich King, but with each passing expansions the game looks good. So maybe I will try it one day, what do you guys think..?? Is it worth spending the time in WOW or would you suggest some other MMORPG.

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19:29 Jul-26-2012

WOW is the biggest name in the MMORPG space and since you've played it; you know why that is :) Yes, the game is very addicting and if MMO is your thing, you can't miss this. Other worthy options are Guild Wars 2, a good game that. Or the next biggest adversary to WOW, Star Wars: TOR. All of these are awesome games and its up to you to decide :)

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19:47 Jul-26-2012

That I know my brother, WOW is one of the Most played MMO and also one of the famous MMO's that everyone seem to know and exactly I had started playing Warcraft first with Warcraft 3 Reign of Chaos and I was immediately drawn into the series and replayed all of them from Warcraft 1. I usually love multiplayer sessions with my friends, but if the Warcraft MMO has the storyline to keep me engaged, than Boy am I game to play them all =P and yea I also heard about Guild Wars 2 & Star Wars : TOR, hopefully I get enough time to play them all. What is your favorite bro..?? Are you into MMO..??

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19:59 Jul-26-2012

No, its not my cup of tea, so to speak :)
WOW: MOP is said to feature a rich storyline, split into various chapters and each chapter is different from the other. Felix has covered everything pretty clearly so you already know this ;)

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17:54 Jul-26-2012

ok the pic looks like PO's (kung fu panda) evil twin :D
i say bring it on baby!

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19:22 Jul-26-2012

Ahaha sure does :D

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03:25 Jul-26-2012

Good to know, but I'll stick to Guild Wars 2. I had enough of WoW and its expanions.

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19:30 Jul-26-2012

Something in particular about this that irritates you? :)

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13:03 Jul-29-2012

Monthly fees? :D

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02:08 Jul-26-2012

Looking forward for this expansion :)
They have updated the graphics for your ''abilites'' and tbh it looks a hell of a lot cooler then it used to,the new bgs also looks good and pvp in general (When I play wow 90% of the time im pvping)

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19:29 Jul-26-2012

Sure does :)

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18:13 Jul-25-2012

More money for Blizzard ;)

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20:33 Jul-25-2012

Less money for casuals ;)

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20:34 Jul-25-2012

Well said :D

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17:22 Jul-25-2012

This is going to be HUGE! Although Im no MMORPG player, my n number of friends are going to have a blast. Good news, this :)

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