sc2 swarm2 Blizzard announces release date for StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm

Blizzard has announced that the highly-anticipated first expansion for StarCraft II, entitled Heart of the Swarm, will launch in March of next year, with pre-orders now open.

Blizzard has announced that the highly-anticipated first expansion for StarCraft II, entitled Heart of the Swarm, will launch in March of next year, with pre-orders now open.

 
The game will zerg-rush onto the computers of players on 12 March, 2013, taking the story from the perspective of Sarah Kerrigan, Queen of Blades, the leader of the Zerg race. There will be a single-player campaign with 20 missions, where Kerrigan features and can grow more powerful, with new abilities and new Zerg strains to use to fight dictator Arcturus Mengsk.
 
Multiplayer is receiving some attention with new units like the Terran Hellbats, Zerg Swarm Hosts, and Protoss Tempests, updates to old units, and new features like group and clan systems, unranked matchmaking, global play, additional stat tracking, an improved user interface and physics system, multiplayer replay, and a new levelling system to provide more customisation for players.
 
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Heart of the Swarm can be pre-ordered now, with three editions available: the standard edition download, with just the game itself; a Digital Deluxe Edition with the game, a Torrasque skin, three unique portraits and decals, a World of Warcraft Baneling pet, and blade wings and a banner sigil for Diablo 3, showcasing Blizzard’s ability to entice players of its other games to part with cash; and finally the Collector's Edition, with all of the above, an art book, soundtrack CD, behind-the-scenes DVD, and mousepad.
 
The expansion will be available for PC and Mac and will sell for $39.99 for the basic edition, $59.99 for the Digital Deluxe Edition, and $79.99 for the Collector's Edition. Players can upgrade from the standard edition to the Digital Deluxe Edition at any time for $20.
 
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