Blizzard Entertainment today finally announced the release date for their fourth World of Warcraft expansion, Mists of Pandaria.
The new expansion pack is set to launch in store and digitally on the 25th of September this year for Windows and Mac. It is to retail at $59.95 Australian dollars.
A Collector's Edition will also be coming out at retail for a suggested price of $99.95 Australian dollars. For those that still want to digital but also want a deluxe version of the title with added benefits, a Digital Deluxe version will be on sale digitally which will contain the in-game bonus items from the physical Collector's Edition. In addition, players that purchased the standard edition either in-store or online will also be able to upgrade to the Digital Deluxe version at any time – as long as the Digital Deluxe version is on sale, that is.
Players can start pre-purchasing the expansion pack now by going to the World of Warcraft website. When the expansion launches, people who pre-ordered it will automatically download it as soon as they launch the MMO.
Mike Morhaime, CEO and co-founder of Blizzard Entertainment today said: "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 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 Collector's Edition and Digital Deluxe Edition of Mists of Pandaria has the following in-game items: A Quilen flying mount and Quilen Cub in-game pet, Pandaren (the panda-like new race in Mists of Pandaria) banner sigil and accent for Diablo III, and Infested Orc and Night-Elf Templar in-game portraits for StarCraft II.
For those that get the retail Collector's Edition, you'll pick up a behind-the-scenes DVD and Blu-Ray, Soundtrack CD, Chen Stormstout Mouse Pad and a 208-page "Art of Mists of Pandaria" art book.
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