New World of Warcraft® expansion sells 2.7 million copies in first week -- global subscriber base passes 10 million
"With Mists of Pandaria, we set out to expand on the sense of fun
and discovery that's always been at the heart of World of Warcraft --
in addition to adding a huge variety of new content and features to the
The World of Warcraft development team is already hard at work on the first major post-launch content update. Further details, including features and release timing, will be provided in the weeks ahead.
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
Mists of Pandaria is available now on DVD-ROM for Windows®
XP/Windows Vista®/Windows® 7 and Macintosh®
at a suggested retail price of
A special Collector's Edition packed with bonus items is also now
available exclusively in retail stores at a suggested retail price of
World of Warcraft Imperial Quilen flying mount and Lucky Quilen
Cub pet, StarCraft® II Battle.net®
Diablo® III banner sigil and accent
- The Art of Mists of Pandaria, a 208-page hardback tome including never-before-seen artwork from the development process
- A World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria behind-the-scenes DVD and Blu-ray two-disc set including over an hour of developer interviews and commentary
- The World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Collector's Edition soundtrack CD
- A special-edition World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria mouse pad featuring Chen Stormstout, the legendary pandaren brewmaster
For the first time, World of Warcraft players also have the
option to purchase a special Digital Deluxe version of Mists of
Pandaria (suggested retail price
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.
Mists of Pandaria has received a Teen rating from the ESRB. In addition to the English version, Mists of Pandaria is available fully localized into Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, French, German, European Spanish, Russian, Korean, traditional Chinese, simplified Chinese, and for the first time with a World of Warcraft expansion launch, Italian.
For more information about World of Warcraft and Mists of
Pandaria, visit http://www.WorldofWarcraft.com.
With multiple games in development,
*Based on internal company records and reports from key distribution partners.
World of Warcraft's Subscriber Definition
World of Warcraft subscribers include individuals who have paid a
subscription fee or have an active prepaid card to play World of
Warcraft, as well as those who have purchased the game and are
within their free month of access.
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