It's been two years and seven months since StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty was released. That's 959 days since we saw the release of the first new StarCraft game in a decade. Now, just over two and a half years later, we're celebrating the launch of the second title in the StarCraft II trilogy.
Dubbed StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm, the game is an expansion pack for Wings of Liberty and is hitting shelves today. With 20 missions, Heart of the Swarm includes seven new multiplayer units from Wings of Liberty, as well as a continuing campaign focusing on the Zerg.
As an expansion pack, the price for Heart of the Swarm is slightly lower than the price of Wings when it was announced. The Wings of Liberty collectors edition was priced at $99 at time of launch whereas the Heart of the Swarm Collector's Edition price is set at $79.99. The regular, non-Collector's Edition price is $39.99. The Collector's Edition includes a behind-the-scenes Blu-ray and DVD two disc making-of, the soundtrack, and a 144-page art book.
Just in case it wasn't clear, Heart of the Swarm does require Wings of Liberty to play. GameStop currently has WoL on sale for twenty bucks. Blizzard has not yet discussed a release schedule for Legacy of the Void, the second StarCraft II expansion.