With Blizzcon only a few months away, a trademark filing has surfaced hinting at what could well be the last big hurrah for the ageing MMO.
Dated from last week in the US, it's for something called Mists of Pandaria, its intention listed as:
Computer game software; computer game discs; computer game software and related instruction manuals and guides sold together as a unit; downloadable computer game software; computer game software downloadable from a global computer network; downloadable electronic games via the internet and wireless devices; interactive multimedia computer game program; mousepads
Now, it could be anything. A joke website, for example, given the Pandaren (giant man-like Pandas) are essentially a joke race in World of Warcraft canon. Or a range of Pandaren mousepads.
But with World of Warcraft finally showing signs of slowing down, and with the only real bursts of life left in it the release of big patches and expansion packs, bringing the realm of the Pandaren to life would be a cute gesture for fans of the colossal game.
Mists of Pandaria ?! [MMO Champion]