New expansion introduces pandaren player race, monk character class, and much more
World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria, the fourth expansion to the world’s most popular subscription-based massively multiplayer online role-playing game, has gone live, Blizzard Entertainmen announced. Starting today, gamers in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Russia, Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, and Brazil can purchase the expansion in retail stores or digitally via the game's official website. Mists of Pandaria will be available in South Korea and the regions of Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau on September 27, and will launch in mainland China on October 2.
World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria features 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.