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StarCraft II Ship Date Confirmed

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StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty will take flight this summer!

Activision Blizzard just sent over an announcement that finally... finally solidifies the actual release date of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. The hot-n-tasty sci-fi RTS for the PC is expected to arrive in stores in the USA on July 27, 2010. The game will also arrive on that same day in 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 solo campaign for StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty will continue the epic saga where it left off in StarCraft: Brood War," the PR reads. "The story line chronicles the exploits of marshal-turned-rebel-leader Jim Raynor and features both familiar faces and new heroes. Players will be able to tailor the experience, choosing their own mission path and selecting technology and research upgrades to suit their playing style throughout the 29-mission campaign. Several challenge-mode mini-games will also be included, with focused goals designed to ease players into the basics of multiplayer strategies."

The standard version will cost $59.99 USD when it arrives on store shelves. Blizzard is also releasing a Collector's Edition for $99.99 USD which will include an exclusive 2 GB USB flash drive, the official soundtrack, exclusive downloadable content, and more.

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    ravicai , May 3, 2010 10:31 PM
    This just in: Korea declares the release date of Starcraft II a national holiday.
  • 18 Hide
    cekasone , May 3, 2010 10:35 PM
    Why am I not happy and jumping with joy about this news?
  • 17 Hide
    aznguy0028 , May 3, 2010 10:33 PM
    Hell...it's about time! (massive pun intended!) xD
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  • 9 Hide
    cryogenic , May 3, 2010 10:30 PM
    Hurray!!! I've waited so many years for this game, I'll be there at midnight opening for sure!
  • 1 Hide
    pollom , May 3, 2010 10:30 PM
    :D  :D , I want SC2 now!!!
  • 30 Hide
    ravicai , May 3, 2010 10:31 PM
    This just in: Korea declares the release date of Starcraft II a national holiday.
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    AsianJetlag , May 3, 2010 10:33 PM
    Lmao, or just get it off steam.

    Probably a console gamer.
  • 17 Hide
    aznguy0028 , May 3, 2010 10:33 PM
    Hell...it's about time! (massive pun intended!) xD
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    rooket , May 3, 2010 10:34 PM
    I played the beta. Worth $60? isn't this kind of late for this kind of game? lol. well, will let the sheep decide. the beta got old after a couple of days and the full version isn't going to be a whole lot different. this game won't draw people away from WoW which is yet another game that gets too much praise.
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    cekasone , May 3, 2010 10:35 PM
    Why am I not happy and jumping with joy about this news?
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    PieceMaker42 , May 3, 2010 10:36 PM
    I will believe it when I see it...
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    zorky9 , May 3, 2010 10:36 PM
    Will def get this off Steam... hope they will have the bandwidth.

    That 2GB drive could be a little more with that price premium.

  • 14 Hide
    swimomatic , May 3, 2010 10:37 PM
    2 GB! Holy shit batman!
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    flyinfinni , May 3, 2010 10:37 PM
    been playing the Beta- its AWESOME. Just the multiplayer part that we can play in the beta is worth the full price of the game. I'll be getting my copy July 27th:-)
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    sliem , May 3, 2010 10:41 PM
    Dang, that's nice -- but too expensive.
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    igot1forya , May 3, 2010 10:43 PM
    I'm in the Beta and the Zerg and Terran races need a bunch of work... Hop to it Blizzard! Not much time is remaining! I thought the Thor was going to be constructed on the battlefield, what happened there?
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    aweadam , May 3, 2010 10:46 PM
    Stop complaining about the game having 3 different releases. Blizzard does an awesome job with their stories and cinematics, and a truly epic adventure of 87-90 missions is worth it. The original StarCraft was 30 missions, and didn't have nearly as much additional content!
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    rooket , May 3, 2010 10:54 PM
    aweadam, having 3 different releases doesn't bother me. $59.99 for a single game especially in this economy makes no sense at all. could even be using the time away from this old fashioned game trying to do more important things with time like study and finding a decent job in this crappy economy.
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    smelly_feet , May 3, 2010 11:03 PM
    Three separate releases is a good idea, but does it impact on the on-line multiplayer? Do we have to buy the releases to get new units for online play?
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    zoemayne , May 3, 2010 11:05 PM
    Its a great game but its too expensive. Should be $39.99 I would respectfully buy it.
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    triculious , May 3, 2010 11:13 PM
    Agreed on the overpriced point.
    What's worse, over here in Mexico it will jump to 100 for the regular one
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    CptTripps , May 3, 2010 11:13 PM
    Meh, wish I could be excited, but I can't. Having the zerg and protoss as expansion packs is a kick to the consumers face imo. I'm sure blizzard will survive without, but I don't think I will give them my money this time.
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