Jul 25, 2012 01:29 PM EDT

'World of Warcraft Mists of Pandaria' Release Date Announced: Three Versions to Come Out This Fall


Blizzard Entertainment revealed today that its gaming hit 'World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria' will be released on September 25, 2012.

The upcoming September release will make this the fourth expansion of the gaming system.

The game will come out in three different versions. The standard edition will cost $39.99 and can be bought from Blizzard Directly or purchased in retail stores. The 'Digital Deluxe Edition' will run customers for $59.99 and the Collector's Edition, which can only be purchased in stores, will go for $79.99.

The difference between the 'Digital Deluxe' edition and the Collector's Edition is that the Collector's Edition provides physical assets. Otherwise, both versions have all the same game bonuses.

Blizzard issued a statement about its upcoming expansion pack saying: "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.

Mists of Pandaria will launch in ten languages including English, Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, French, German, European Spanish, Korean, Russian, Traditional Chinese and Italian.

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