Fun fact: I had no idea there were pandas Pandarens in World of Warcraft. If Jack Black does the voiceovers for any of them, then I might start playing World of Warcraft. No, that’s a lie; I don’t think I’ll ever start playing WoW. I tried once, but the incessant fetch quests killed any interest I had within the first few hours. Why would an orc warrior be tasked with collecting apples to make a pie? Seriously.

Anyway, according to website MMO Champion, Blizzard trademarked the name “Mists of Pandaria” on 28 July. As Joystiq offshoot Massively points out, this is exactly how Blizzard normally goes about snatching up expansion titles.

This would mark the fourth expansion to hit the ludicrously successful MMORPG. There’s no doubt it’ll sell like hotcakes, judging by previous sales figures; the game’s third expansion, Cataclysm, sold 3.3 million copies in twenty-four hours. Whether adding martial arts pandas from a hidden kingdom will better that sales figure is up for debate.

Source: Massively