Blizzard to hold Pandaria launch events worldwide


Blizzard, developer of the hugely successful World of Warcraft series has announced a number of events that will coincide with the launch of the newest expansion Mists of Pandaria. Events will take place in the US, France, Germany, Italy, Russia, Spain, Sweden, the UK, Brazil, Mexico, Chile, and the region of Taiwan at favored retailers.

“We can’t wait to meet up with players around the world and celebrate with them at the official launch events,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “A lot of hard work and long hours went into making Mists of Pandaria a truly epic expansion, so we’re really looking forward to coming together and having some fun with the community before everyone takes off for the new continent.”

There will also be a launch party taking place near Blizzard’s headquarters in Southern California. The “home” event is taking place at Giant Wheel Court at the Irvine Spectrum Center on September 24th at 9:00 p.m, so if you’re in the area you might want to check it out.

The expansion will offer WoW players a new race, the Pandarians, as well as new zones, a new class (the monk) and more. The game is set to retail for $39.99 for the standard edition and $79.99 for the collectors edition.

You can find out the full list of events on the Blizzard events website at