It's been over 12 years since the original Zerg-rushin' StarCraft was unleashed unto the world, defining the real-time strategy genre since its release in 1998.
Since it was originally announced in 2007, the game's hotly-anticipated sequel, StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, has been on the radars of gamers everywhere, particular in South Korea, where StarCraft gaming is practically a sport. While there are ratings issues in the country that Activision Blizzard is attempting to appeal, I'm certain that many games are happy to finally be graced with a release date: July 27, 2010.
"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."
The game will include both a solo campaign (continuing where StarCraft: Brood War left off) and the legendary multiplayer via a completely revamped Battle.net.
StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty will be available on PC in multiple flavors: a $59.99 standard edition and a $99.99 collector's edition. Prepare your vacation days accordingly.