Next World of Warcraft Expansion Trademarked by Blizzard?
MMO Champion has combed the trademark filings and found that Blizzard Entertainment has filed protection for 'Mists of Pandaria' on July 28, 2011.
From the trademark application, which explicitly protects "Computer game software", it is pretty clear that this is an expansion to World of Warcraft rather than a book or similar related media.
Mists of Pandaria likely refers to the island nation of the Pandaren Empire, which is home to a race of panda-like humanoids and is marked by an Eastern-flavored setting.
No official confirmation or projected release dates have been offered, but we expect to see at least two playable races (the pandarens and a Pandaria-themed antagonistic race) and a new realm (the island of the Pandaren Empire).
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