Blizzard unveils new ‘StarCraft II’ release date

The first installment of StarCraft, Wings of Liberty, was released five years ago, followed by StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm two and a half years ago. And it is now time for their third installment to be released to eager, and faithful fans of the game.

Blizzard announced that StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void will be released on November 10. Anxious fans can pre-order the game immediately and for that, they will gain immediate access to the Whispers of Oblivion prologue missions, according to Digital Trends.

Legacy of the Void provides an epic conclusion to a story more than 17 years in the making,” Blizzard CEO Mike Morhaime said in a statement. “It also brings tremendous enhancements to StarCraft II’s definitive real-time strategy gameplay, with new units, automated tournaments, collaborative game modes, and more. We can’t wait for players to experience it all this November.”

There will be multiple versions of Legacy of the Void available with the base digital version selling for $40 which will unlock a Hero, Artanis, part of Blizzard’s team brawler Heroes of the Storm. The Deluxe version sells at $60 will be let the player unlock an Archon pet in the World of Warcraft and a Void Speeder in Heroes of the Storm.

There will also be a retail-exclusive Collector’s Edition of Legacy of the Void selling for $80. This version will include everything from the other two editions as well as a special edition of the StarCraft Field Manual, a DVD that features cinematics and special features as well as a CD soundtrack.

The release of the new game might be the end of StarCraft II. But the developers, Blizzard, have yet to slow down. At GamesCom last month, Legacy of the Void producer Tim Morten hinted about future plans saying, “there’s no question, though, that we’ll consider Warcraft, StarCraft, or even new ideas.”



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