Mists of Pandaria, the fourth expansion to World of Warcraft, will be available in stores and online starting September 25, 2012. Mists of Pandaria introduces the new Monk class and the Pandaren race who live on the once tranquil continent of Pandaria until the Horde and Alliance arrive and resume their fighting…with disastrous consequences.
You can pre-order the Digital Standard version for $39.99 or the Digital Deluxe version for $59.99 from Blizzard’s World of Warcraft site right now. Doing so enables you to download Mists of Pandaria once it’s available and start playing before everyone else can get home from the store.
The Digital Deluxe version of Mists of Pandaria is perfect for the person who only wants the in-game rewards. The above screenshot shows the Imperial Quilen mount (wings magically appear when you fly) and the Lucky Quilen Cub companion pet.
In addition to the digital copy of the Mists of Pandaria expansion you get the following bonuses.
- 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.
For $79.99, gamers can buy the Collector’s Edition of Mists of Pandaria to get everything from the Digital Deluxe version plus the following keepsakes:
- 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.
To purchase the Mists of Pandaria expansion to World of Warcraft or just to get more information, head on over to Blizzard’s official site. For additional news, commentary, and opinion, there are a number of excellent fansites to visit, including WoW Insider, MMO Champion, and Wowhead News.