The next World of Warcraft expansion may have been revealed, courtesy of a recent trademark filing from Blizzard Entertainment. Spotted first by MMO-Champion, Blizzard trademarked the term “Mists of Pandaria”. The filing covers, among other things, computer game software; computer game discs; and downloadable computer game software.
The Pandaren are considered a “joke race” of panda looking humanoids inspired by Eastern culture in the World of Warcraft universe, but later became part of canon. The Pandaren first originated in Warcraft III. Blizzard’s latest World of Warcraft expansion, Cataclysm, was outed in July 2009 by a trademark filing before being revealed officially a month later at Blizzcon.
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Blizzard has told IGN the company is “not ready to reveal any details at this time.”