“We’ve been looking forward to revisiting the StarCraft universe for many years, and we’re excited that the time for that is almost here,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “Thanks to our beta testers, we’re making great progress on the final stages of development, and we’ll be ready to welcome players all over the world to StarCraft II and the new Battle.net in just a few months.”
StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty will launch on July 27, 2010 in the United States, Canada, Europe, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, Mexico, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, and the regions of Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau. The game will be available digitally through Blizzard on its website soon after that date.
The standard edition will retail for $59.99 while the Collector’s Edition, which includes the original StarCraft and the StarCraft: Brood War expansion set on a 2GB flash drive, for $99.99.