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Blizzard To Host Worldwide Lauch Events for New WoW Expansion

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, the night before Pandaria can be visited by the public.

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 of course, at Giant Wheel Court at the Irvine Spectrum Center starting at 9.00PM that night.

Those fans attending the event will get to see a stage presentation as well as participate in activities, giveaways, and a redundant sounding “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 to support those eager to pick up the expansion as soon as it’s available.

Check with local retailers for further details, but Gamestop has a reputation for midnight launches for various titles, so that‘s probably a safe bet.

For more information on events in your area, check out Blizzard’s Website.

Mists of Pandaria launches worldwide on September 25.