World of Warcraft enthusiasts will be storming the 'long-lost continent of Pandaria' to embark on quests and perilous journeys that will bring to light its ancient mysteries.
Blizzard Entertainment CEO and cofounder, Mike Morhaime, boasted of the expansion pack's magnitude, claiming it's "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'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."
Check out the World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria summary as described by Blizzard's press release:
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.
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Mists of Pandaria will be available on September 25th for $59.95 on Windows XP/Vista/7 and Macintosh computers.
There's also a special collector's edition priced at $99.95 which will come with 'in game bonus items.'