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StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Strategy
Publisher: Activision
Developer: Blizzard Entertainment
Release Date: March 12, 2013

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'StarCraft II' War Chest Program Kicks Off This Week

by Rainier on July 17, 2017 @ 8:20 a.m. PDT

StarCraft II features the return of the Protoss, Terran, and Zerg races. It's overhauled and reimagined with Blizzard's approach to game balance, and it's designed to be the ultimate competitive RTS game.

Sporting a vibrant 3D-graphics engine, StarCraft II will once again center on the clash between the protoss, terrans, and zerg, with each side deploying legions of veteran, upgraded, and new unit types. Unparalleled online play for StarCraft II will be available through a new version of Battle.net, Blizzard Entertainment's world-renowned gaming service. Battle.net has been redesigned from the ground up to be the premier online gaming destination for Blizzard gamers, with several enhancements and new features, such as voice communication, cloud file storage, leagues and ladders, achievements, stat-tracking, and more.

The solo campaign for StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty will continue the epic saga where it left off in StarCraft: Brood War. The story line chronicles the exploits of marshal-turned-rebel-leader Jim Raynor and features both familiar faces and new heroes. Players will be able to tailor the experience, choosing their own mission path and selecting technology and research upgrades to suit their playing style throughout the 29-mission campaign. Several challenge-mode mini-games will also be included, with focused goals designed to ease players into the basics of multiplayer strategies.

It’s finally here! First announced at BlizzCon 2016, the StarCraft II War Chest was formally unveiled at WCS Valencia over the weekend, and it goes live on July 19.

The War Chest is a seasonal program that offers StarCraft II players access to an array of cool digital content, including a comic, a full set of skins for each race and additional decals, sprays, and chat emoticons. After purchasing access to the War Chest for their selected race, players unlock content by playing online multiplayer or co-op games.

25% of each War Chest purchase goes toward supporting StarCraft II esports, with the first $200,000 of this season’s War Chest boosting the prize pool for the WCS Global Finals at BlizzCon 2017.

Features:

  • Fast-paced, hard-hitting, tightly balanced competitive real-time strategy gameplay that recaptures and improves on the magic of the original game
  • Three completely distinct races: Protoss, Terran, and Zerg
  • New units and gameplay mechanics further distinguish each race
  • Groundbreaking single-player campaign
  • Vibrant new 3D-graphics engine with support for dazzling visual effects and massive unit and army sizes
  • Full multiplayer support, with new competitive features and matchmaking utilities available through Battle.net
  • Full map-making and scripting tools to give players incredible freedom in customizing and personalizing their gameplay experience

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