StarCraft II Launch Events Seek Global Domination


Blizzard Entertainment’s RTS mega-sequel, StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, launches next week on July 27th for PC and Mac, and to celebrate the occasion Blizzard is unleashing an avalanche of launch events upon the entire world.

From North America to London to Berlin to Paris to Stockholm to Moscow to Singapore, midnight openings are scheduled to ring in the StarCraft II launch in style. Details on the various midnight launch events are available here, but for North America in specific, Blizzard will be taking over Fry’s Electronics at 10800 Kalama River Avenue in Fountain Valley, CA and putting on a party to remember.

Starting at 9 p.m. on July 26th, members of the development team will be on hand to sign autographs and participate in live Q&A sessions, with live music, prize giveaways and on-stage multiplayer matches rounding out what should be an eventful night. Then as soon as the clock strikes midnight, attendees will be the first in line to buy copies of the game before anyone else.

The main launch party will be at Fry’s in CA, but other retailers like GameStop, Walmart and Best Buy will be hosting midnight openings at store locations across North America. Click here to see if any midnight launches are coming to a store near you.

“We’re looking forward to celebrating the launch of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty with our community at the official launch event here in Southern California and at other locations worldwide,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “This is something we’ve been working toward for several years, and we’re excited to soon be able to share the results of that work with gamers around the world.”

StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty will be available in a standard edition for $59.99 as well as a sweet Collector’s Edition for $100.

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