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StarCraft II Special Edition to be Packed at $100

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Will you pay the extra $40 for the extras?

StarCraft II will undoubtedly be one of the most highly anticipated PC releases this year, and today Blizzard announces that there will be two editions of it at retail.

StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, will be available both in a standard edition and in a limited-release Collector's Edition packed with exclusive bonus materials. Both will include a DVD-ROM for Windows XP/Vista/7 and Macintosh. The standard edition will sell for a suggested retail price of $59.99 and will also be available shortly after release as a download through the online Blizzard Store. The special Collector’s Edition package, which is priced at $99.99 and will only be available at retail stores, will include the following bonus items in addition to the game disc:

    * The Art of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, a 176-page book featuring artwork from the game

    * An exclusive 2GB USB flash drive replica of Jim Raynor's dog tag, which comes preloaded with the original StarCraft and the StarCraft: Brood War expansion set

    * A behind-the-scenes DVD containing over an hour of developer interviews, cinematics with director’s commentary, and more

    * The official StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty soundtrack CD, containing 14 epic tracks from the game along with exclusive bonus tracks

    * StarCraft comic book issue #0, a prequel to the comic series

    * A World of Warcraft mini Thor in-game pet that can be applied to all World of Warcraft characters on a single Battle.net account

    * Exclusive Battle.net downloadable content, including special portraits for your Battle.net profile, decals to customize your units in-game, and a visually unique version of the terran Thor unit

"We've been looking forward to revisiting the StarCraft universe with our players for over 10 years, and we wanted to offer an epic collector's edition that commemorated the occasion," said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. "This special version of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty -- easily our biggest collector's edition to date -- does just that, and we think StarCraft II gamers will really enjoy all of the exclusive contents."

Blizzard said that the release date will be announced in the coming weeks, so stay tuned!

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    Regulas , April 9, 2010 12:57 AM
    PC games go for $49 new so besides trying to milk PC gamers by releasing Starcraft II in three parts they now want to charge us kiddie console prices of $59. Not this guy. One day when I can pick up the whole game (all 3 parts) in one box then I will buy it. Until then Blizzard can kiss my arse.
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    Anonymous , April 9, 2010 12:56 AM
    you folks that torrent games from the good developers are what is making drm a reality.

    i will be buying the collectors edition
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    w1zz4 , April 9, 2010 12:35 AM
    So does that mean Starcraft + Brood War work on Windows 7 Pro??

    Sure, I play often SC and SC:BW on my Win7 Ultimate 64bits with no issue, except the fact that I need to open Display Settings if I don't want all purplish colors...
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    maigo , April 9, 2010 12:23 AM
    Yes, $100 is the usual special edition price
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    ccstooge , April 9, 2010 12:28 AM
    So does that mean Starcraft + Brood War work on Windows 7 Pro??
  • 14 Hide
    w1zz4 , April 9, 2010 12:35 AM
    So does that mean Starcraft + Brood War work on Windows 7 Pro??

    Sure, I play often SC and SC:BW on my Win7 Ultimate 64bits with no issue, except the fact that I need to open Display Settings if I don't want all purplish colors...
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    nonstoprobot , April 9, 2010 12:41 AM
    werxenOr the torrent version costs $0. I'm not paying $50 extra for a games that are overpriced.


    The normal game is $60 not $50
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    ccstooge , April 9, 2010 12:46 AM
    w1zz4So does that mean Starcraft + Brood War work on Windows 7 Pro??Sure, I play often SC and SC:BW on my Win7 Ultimate 64bits with no issue, except the fact that I need to open Display Settings if I don't want all purplish colors...


    Wow, That is awesome. I may just install the original then! I had to install True Motion 2.0 separately to play FF7, didn't image SC would play on it too.
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    Anonymous , April 9, 2010 12:56 AM
    you folks that torrent games from the good developers are what is making drm a reality.

    i will be buying the collectors edition
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    jay236 , April 9, 2010 12:56 AM
    A brood lord pet would've been cooler as an in-game WoW pet. Maybe they should have that for horde characters...
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    Regulas , April 9, 2010 12:57 AM
    PC games go for $49 new so besides trying to milk PC gamers by releasing Starcraft II in three parts they now want to charge us kiddie console prices of $59. Not this guy. One day when I can pick up the whole game (all 3 parts) in one box then I will buy it. Until then Blizzard can kiss my arse.
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    Regulas , April 9, 2010 12:59 AM
    nonstoprobotThe normal game is $60 not $50

    When is the last time you bought a PC game, they go for $49.95, aka $50 bucks.
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    gnookergi , April 9, 2010 12:59 AM
    I'll buy it when the game is balanced and costs $49.99.
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    ckim2116 , April 9, 2010 1:02 AM
    SCII will be $60
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    jkcajkca , April 9, 2010 1:08 AM
    Quote:
    Both will include a DVD-ROM for Windows XP/Vista/7 and Macintosh.


    am i reading this right? and if it really supports mac then OMG! I CANT WAIT!!!!
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    kravmaga , April 9, 2010 1:10 AM
    The amazon pre-order actually was 49.99 with free shipping.
    Furthermore, this one game that actually has enough content to be worth the full pricetag.
    As far as the three episode gimmick, they're massive content packs with new single player story line and multiplayer overhaul as well, not just 2 new multiplayer maps.
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    sciggy , April 9, 2010 1:18 AM
    Just checked pre-order price at amazon and it has gone up from $49.99 to $59.99. Guess I missed the boat on that one. Hopefully they release a demo of the game that I can get by on until the price drops. $60 is a no go point for me even for a game that I've been waiting for for so long.
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    hok , April 9, 2010 1:19 AM
    i wish they would just release the damn thing already... its been 10 years.. common...
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    nukem950 , April 9, 2010 1:24 AM
    Wait... I thought Activision-Blizzard said they were not splitting the game up in 3 parts just to make more money. This seems that they are trying to make a lot more money...
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    matt87_50 , April 9, 2010 1:32 AM
    well, its not like a new starcraft game comes out every second week... I guess I'll go for the collectors edition.

    jkcajkcaam i reading this right? and if it really supports mac then OMG! I CANT WAIT!!!!


    really? blizzard have released ALL their games on Mac... at the same time they release on PC... this is not new...

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    lueszu , April 9, 2010 1:48 AM
    ccstoogeSo does that mean Starcraft + Brood War work on Windows 7 Pro??


    yes! i play it on Home Premium 64 with no problem... except the color issue, but you have to open the display panel and thats it... you can also play Warcraft II & III, diablo II and Half life 1 and even Total Annihilation!!! cool huh?
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