I woke up this morning antsy and couldn't get back to sleep. Lo and behold there must have been a reason, since the news just hit that World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria will be released on September 25th. I guess my Blizzard sense must have been tingling.
Having spent some time playing this expansion over the years I can tell you that the look and feel of this content update is extremely different from those in years' past. While Cataclysm represents a breaking of a world and an imminent threat of total destruction, Mists of Pandaria is more like the calm before the inevitable storm. Not only does this expansion add in the first ever cross faction race and a new class, it also adds in Pokemon style Pet Battles to fill your days with cuteness and manic pet collecting.
Along with the announcement of the release date, Blizzard also let us know that a digital presale of the expansion is now in effect. For the first time players can buy the game (even a digital version of the Collector's Edition) and be loaded and ready when the servers go live on Sept 25th at midnight. That is, of course, you want the nifty red box pictured above. Hit the jump for the details on the new Digital Deluxe and Collector's Edition loot, and I'll see you on the misty isle in two months' time.
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:
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: