July 25, 2012
Blizzard Announces Release Date for MoP
The wait is finally over, Blizzard has announced that the next World of Warcraft expansion, Mists of Pandaria, will be released on the 25th September 2012. MoP is now available on the Blizzard site for pre-order, the standard edition coming in at £29.99/$39.99, while the Deluxe Digital Edition will be £39.99/$59.99; the Deluxe Digital Edition giving you the Imperial Quilen flying mount and Lucky Quilen Cub pet, as well as extras for both Diablo III and Starcraft. There is also a collectors edition available which gives you a behind-the-scenes DVD, an MoP artwork book, the game soundtrack and a mouse pad; of course you’ll have to actually pick this one up yourself.
It’s true to say that subscriber numbers have fallen since World of Warcraft’s last expansion, Cataclysm, was released back in December 2010, but from what I’ve heard in the forums and from gamers in the WoW community in general, this number will again be on the increase as lapsed gamers come back for the brand new content – I definitely will be.
Don’t forget that the world premiere of the Mists of Pandaria opening cinematic will be shown at gamescom 2012! This will be at 2pm on Thursday 16th August, go to the Blizzard booth in Halle 6.1 (B21) where the opening cinematic will be shown on giant screens.
For more information on the MoP release: www.blizzard.com