Heroes of Azeroth, prepare to embark for an exotic new frontier! World of WarcraftÂ®: Mists of Pandariaâ„¢ is launching on September 25, 2012 and you can be ready to play when the servers go live by pre-purchasing the game digitally. Plus, for the first time ever, players will have the option to upgrade a pre-purchase to the all-new Digital Deluxe Edition which comes with all of the in-game items from the retail Collectorâ€™s Edition, including a World of Warcraft pet and mount, banner sigil and accent for DiabloÂ® III, and Battle.netÂ® portraits for StarCraftÂ® II.
Beginning September 25, 2012, World of Warcraft players around the world will be able to set sail for the long-lost continent of Pandaria, where theyâ€™ll explore forgotten dungeons, vanquish risen evils, and play their part in the Horde-Alliance conflict as it reaches a critical breaking point.
Whether you plan to level your existing character to 90 or start fresh with a new pandaren monk, itâ€™s never too early to begin preparing for your adventure. Simply log in to your Battle.netÂ® account, and then pre-purchase Mists of Pandaria. Youâ€™ll then be flagged to automatically download the expansion content prior to release so youâ€™ll be ready to go when the game launches.
During the pre-purchase process, youâ€™ll have the option to grab either the Mists of Pandaria Standard EditionÂ for $39.99 USD or the all-new Digital Deluxe edition for $59.99 USD — or, if you snag the standard edition now and decide you want to upgrade to Digital Deluxe later, youâ€™ll have the opportunity to do so for an additional $20.
The Digital Deluxe edition includes a full digital copy of the expansion, as well as a selection of Pandaria-inspired in-game content for World of Warcraft, Diablo III, and StarCraft II. If youâ€™re looking for even more plunder, a special Mists of Pandaria Collectorâ€™s Edition with additional bonus items will also be available exclusively at select retail locations for a suggested retail price of $79.99 USD.
For more details on the September 25, 2012 release of World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria, be sure to hit the official press release, or head to our new Mists of Pandaria game page to learn more about the expansion and prepurchase your digital copy.
*When you pre-purchase World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria, you will be able to download an encrypted version of the game once itâ€™s available, prior to the gameâ€™s release. This content will be unlocked and available for play when the expansion launches on September 25, 2012.