Want to be among the first in the world to see the Warcraft feature film? Then you best be buying a ticket to China. BBC reports that the country will get to host the premiere of Warcraft on June 8th, two days before the rest of the world.
“Opening the movie first in China makes financial sense as it is one of the biggest markets for [World of Warcraft],” the BBC said. “The Chinese are estimated to make up about half of its five million players.”
The article examines the relationship between World of Warcraft and China, including government censorship, its runaway popularity, and the creation of Mists of Pandaria. The BBC notes that there’s even a knock-off Warcraft movie called My WoW releasing in the region soon as well.