Looks like Blizzard fanboys won’t be working on their tans this summer, that is unless LCD screens start emitting UV rays. The long awaited and much anticipated Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty is officially set to launch this summer. That’s right, you’ll finally be able to get your hands on this real-time strategy game on July 27th.
Starcraft II will consist of a 29-mission single-player campaign, focusing on the Terran faction. The multiplayer allows gamers to engage in real-time strategy warfare as two additional factions, the hive-like Zerg and technologically advanced Protoss. Blizzard has two sequels in the works that focus on these factions, entitled Legacy of the Void and Heart of the Swarm.
As we previously reported, Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty will be available in a special edition set for $100, which will include an art book with illustrations and concept art, a 2GB USB flash drive loaded with the original StarCraft and the StarCraft: Brood War expansion, a behind-the-scenes DVD, and a 14-track soundtrack CD. You can also pick up the game alone for $60.
Those eager to get a chance to play earlier can pre-order Starcraft II from GameStop, which will allow them access to the beta. This is a big year for Blizzard, as they’re also releasing a new World of Warcraft expansion later this year.