Blizzard Entertainment has just announced that StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty will release on July 27, 2010 in the United States, Canada, Europe, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, Mexico, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, and the regions of Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau. The game will pick up where StarCraft: Brood War left off - over 10 years ago - and will follow the story of Jim Raynor in the 29-mission singleplayer campaign.
So what does StarCraft II have in common with the Korean War? July 27, 2010 is an interesting date to choose for the highly anticipated release. On July 27, 1953 the United States, the People’s Republic of China, and North Korea signed an armistice agreement. We’re sure that it’s just a coincidence. But considering how popular StarCraft is in South Korea, we think it’s a pretty interesting one.
You can find some nice pictures of the extra goodies that will be included in the collector’s edition of StarCraft II here and some screenshots from the multiplayer beta that hint at the Terran characters who may appear in the singleplayer campaign here.
May 3, 2010