Blizzard hosting official global launch events for Mists of Pandaria

By Stephany Nunneley
4 September 2012 14:26 GMT

Blizzard will host several official global launch events celebrating the release of World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria starting on the evening of September 24.

Retail partners in the US, France, Germany, Italy, Russia, Spain, Sweden, the UK, Brazil, Mexico, Chile, and Taiwan will be hosting the festivities where members of the World of Warcraft development team will be on hand to meet players and sign copies of the game.

In the US, the launch event will take place in Southern California, near Blizzard headquarters at Giant Wheel Court at the Irvine Spectrum Center starting at 9.00PM September 24.

Attendees will get to see a stage presentation as well as participate in activities, giveaways, and a “challenge-mode challenge” between Blizzard employees and members of the community.

“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 co-founder 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.”

In addition to the official US launch event, other retail locations around the country will open at midnight local time to support those eager to pick up the expansion as soon as it’s available. Check with local retailers for further details.

For more information on events in your area, hit up Blizzard.

Mists of Pandaria launches worldwide on September 25.

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