Mists of Pandaria footage shows new zones, instances

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The biggest surprise of my time with Mists of Pandaria was how nice it looked. World of Warcraft's art style has always done a great deal to mask the game's age, but exploring a new continent and a new culture has really given Blizzard an opportunity to stretch their creative legs. Pandaria's most impressive areas merge WoW's traditional cartoon style with Asian art and design, and the result is something that retains Warcraft's look but adds an additional level of colour and hand-painted detail.

Each of these four videos showcases different areas from the expansion, including the new 1-10 starting area, the revamped Scarlet Monastery and Scholomance dungeons, and swathes of Pandaria itself...

The Jade Forest

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Valley of the Four Winds

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Scholomance and Scarlet Monastery

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Chris Thursten

Joining in 2011, Chris made his start with PC Gamer turning beautiful trees into magazines, first as a writer and later as deputy editor. Once PCG's reluctant MMO champion , his discovery of Dota 2 in 2012 led him to much darker, stranger places. In 2015, Chris became the editor of PC Gamer Pro, overseeing our online coverage of competitive gaming and esports. He left in 2017, and can be now found making games and recording the Crate & Crowbar podcast.