Future Shop Opening 61 Stores at Midnight for WoW: Mists of Pandaria

By Paul Hunter

Attention World of Warcraft fans!  Future Shop will be having midnight openings for the next expansion pack of the world's most popular online role-playing game, World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria.

61 of its 149 stores across Canada will open their doors at 11:59pm tonight for the release of the much anticipated World of Warcraft expansion. Furthermore, all 28 stores in Quebec will open at 8:00am tomorrow to give fans a chance to pick-up the game before regular store hours.

For a complete list of Future Shop stores that will be opening early, please visit: www.futureshop.ca/wow.

All stores opening early for World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria will have collector's items to give away, including:

- Limited-edition, Future Shop exclusive World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria SteelBooks (minimum 20 per store). 
- Branded mouse pads (minimum five per store) and branded posters (minimum 15 per store). 

Thousands of fans are expected to line-up early to pick-up a copy of World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria. The popular online role-playing game, which debuted in 2004, boasts 9.1 million subscribers as of August 2012.

This is not the first time Future Shop has held midnight openings for a World of Warcraft expansion, with stores also opening early for 2010's World of Warcraft: Catacylsm.

Future Shop will be selling a World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Collector's Edition and regular edition, both of which will be available at the midnight openings. The Collector's Edition includes many bonuses, such as a behind-the-scenes DVD and Blu-ray and a soundtrack CD.

Mists of Pandaria will introduce a brand new race to the World of Warcraft universe called the Pandaren, a mysterious race that has long been unknown to the rest of Azeroth. A video clip of the Pandaren can be found here.

World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria is releasing on DVD-ROM for Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7 and Macintosh on September 25, 2012. The expansion pack is being developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment.

World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria is rated T for Teen.

[This article originally appeared on the Future Shop Tech Blog]