Blizzard Entertainment to launch Mists of Pandaria in China on October 2

Fans of World of Warcraft have been excited for months now over the latest expansion pack set to launch this month in the United States called World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria. We know the launch date for the expansion pack in the US is September 25. Blizzard has now strapped the expansion with a launch date for China.

Chinese World of Warcraft fans will be able to get their hands on the expansion pack when it launches in mainland China on October 2. Blizzard points out that this is the first time Chinese players have been able to join the rest of the global World of Warcraft community within the same one-week global launch period. There'll also be a special edition of the game for Chinese gamers.

Chinese gamers will be able to purchase the premier Chinese Ultimate Edition of Mists. The Chinese Ultimate Edition of the game will sell for 486 CNY. The special version includes several bonus items, including an in-game mount in the form of an Imperial Quilen flying mount.

Players will also get a special in-game pet called the Lucky Quilen Cub. Also included is art from the expansion pack with the 208 page hardcover book. Gamers will also get a special edition mouse pad featuring game character Chen Stormstout. The special edition also includes a soundtrack CD and behind the scenes DVD among other items.