StarCraft II Global Launch Set for July 27

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After more than 10 years of waiting, StarCraft II is nearing release at long last. Blizzard has announced that Wings of Liberty, the first installment in the three-part StarCraft sequel, will launch worldwide on July 27th for PC and Mac. And when I say worldwide, I mean worldwide. These are the confirmed launch regions: United States, Canada, Europe, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, Mexico, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau.

“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.”

StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty will pick up following the events of StarCraft: Brood War with an epic 29-mission solo campaign. Multiplayer will obviously be a huge part of the game as well, taking advantage of a redesigned Battle.net for new features like voice chat, cloud file storage, leagues, achievements, and stat-tracking.

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