Mists of Pandaria approved for China
Latest World of Warcraft expansion approved by Chinese Ministry of Culture; release date in region TBC.
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Chinese internet company NetEase Inc has received approval from the Chinese government for the release of the upcoming World of Warcraft expansion, Mists of Pandaria.
Reuters reports that World of Warcraft is a stable source of income for NetEase, who operates the Blizzard title in China.
According to the report, the Chinese Ministry of Culture approved the release of Mists of Pandaria in China, although a local release date for the game is yet to be decided.
In 2009, the Chinese General Administration of Press and Publication (GAPP) revoked NetEase's permit to operate World of Warcraft in China, as well as rejecting the company's application to localize the first World of Warcraft expansion, The Burning Crusade.
However, NetEase later secured permission to localize and release The Burning Crusade.
World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria will be released globally on September 25.
In addition to the English version, Mists of Pandaria will be localised into Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, French, German, European Spanish, Russian, Korean, traditional Chinese, and Italian.