As revealed by Activision earlier today, the panda-themed fourth expansion to World of Warcraft, titled Mists of Pandaria, will go from beta to release state on September 25. Apart from new dungeons and zones, the newest expansion will feature a new playable race, the Pandarian, as well as the Monk class, while also raising the level cap to 90, new challenge modes, prestige awards and a brand new Pet Battle system.
The standard physical edition will cost 40$ for both PC and Mac, with the 60$ Digital Deluxe edition featuring:
- 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.
Lastly, a physical Collector’s Edition will also be released, costing you 80$, but featuring:
- 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.