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Blizzard has released details as well as images about both the standard and collector's editions of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty

Posted by DedMustDie on Apr 8th, 2010

Hey everyone! Long time no ral updates huh? So I decided to post something really new that may be interesting for you to read! So, enjoy!


As you know, most games nowadays have both Standart Edition and Collector's Edition, Starcraft 2 is one of them!

Here you can see Standart Edition ($59.99)




And a Collector's Edition ($99.99)


The following is the official press release, which includes the contents of the collector's edition:

Details of the standard & Special edition StarCraft II have just been released. IRVINE, Calif. – April 8, 2010 – Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. announced today that its highly anticipated real-time strategy game, StarCraft® II: Wings of Liberty™, will be available both in a standard edition and in a limited-release Collector's Edition packed with exclusive bonus materials. Players who purchase either edition will be able to play online for no additional fee through the new version of Battle.net®, the premier online gaming destination for Blizzard Entertainment gamers. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty will be available on DVD-ROM for Windows® XP/Windows Vista®/Windows® 7 and Macintosh®. The standard edition will sell for a suggested retail price of $59.99 and will also be available shortly after release as a download through the online Blizzard Store. The special Collector's Edition package, which is priced at $99.99 and will only be available at retail stores, will include the following bonus items in addition to the game disc:
  • The Art of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, a 176-page book featuring artwork from the game
  • An exclusive 2GB USB flash drive replica of Jim Raynor's dog tag, which comes preloaded with the original StarCraft and the StarCraft: Brood War® expansion set
  • A behind-the-scenes DVD containing over an hour of developer interviews, cinematics with director's commentary, and more
  • The official StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty soundtrack CD, containing 14 epic tracks from the game along with exclusive bonus tracks
  • StarCraft comic book issue #0, a prequel to the comic series
  • A World of Warcraft® mini Thor in-game pet that can be applied to all World of Warcraft characters on a single Battle.net account
  • Exclusive Battle.net downloadable content, including special portraits for your Battle.net profile, decals to customize your units in-game, and a visually unique version of the terran Thor unit
  • "We've been looking forward to revisiting the StarCraft universe with our players for over 10 years, and we wanted to offer an epic collector's edition that commemorated the occasion," said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. "This special version of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty -- easily our biggest collector's edition to date -- does just that, and we think StarCraft II gamers will really enjoy all of the exclusive contents." StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty is the sequel to Blizzard Entertainment's 1998 hit StarCraft, which has been hailed by players and critics worldwide as one of the top real-time strategy games of all time. StarCraft II will once again center on the clash between the protoss, terrans, and zerg, with each side deploying favorite units from the original StarCraft, along with numerous upgraded and brand-new units and abilities that allow for fresh tactics and strategies. The game's new 3D-graphics engine maintains the speed and responsive control of its predecessor while rendering hundreds of units onscreen for massive battles. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty's solo campaign will continue the epic saga where it left off in StarCraft: Brood War. The storyline 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. In addition, dozens of multiplayer maps will be available for competitive play through the new version of Battle.net, which is launching alongside StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. This new version of the service has been built from the ground up to offer an unparalleled online play experience, with new features such as voice communication, character profiles and achievements, stat-tracking, ladders and leagues, cloud file storage, and more. Additional information about StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, including the release date, will be announced in the coming weeks.

    UPDATE:
    New Thor model from Collector's Edition:


    Collector's Edition Disks:

    Stay tuned!

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    Khalus
    Khalus Apr 8 2010, 11:27pm says:

    Extortionate pricing in Australia.. Sigh.

    +2 votes     reply to comment
    Warlock_23
    Warlock_23 Apr 9 2010, 3:22am replied:

    to true... and I've got to get myself a collectors edition somehow

    +1 vote     reply to comment
    Firesprayer
    Firesprayer Apr 8 2010, 11:58pm says:

    Not worth it. Im sure many people can agree. They split it into 3 games and now, its like they are asking for even more money. Hey, im being honest. Blizzard, aren't you rich enough from WoW?

    +6 votes     reply to comment
    Mreaper
    Mreaper Apr 9 2010, 8:21am replied:

    But hey, we don't know how much the others will cost. They'll not be more than expansions.

    +2 votes     reply to comment
    DedMustDie Author
    DedMustDie Apr 9 2010, 8:46am replied:

    Money is such a thing that you need more and more each day.

    +3 votes   reply to comment
    SfcRock
    SfcRock Apr 9 2010, 12:00am says:

    Well now you see how horible Blizzard can be... 60 bucks for regular and 100 for collectors? not to add the prices of the other 2 coming out. I myself will but the regular but still, they made us wait soo long and promised soo much. theyve had atleast 50 different release days and how do we know they wont just bump it again? Oh well.

    +5 votes     reply to comment
    DedMustDie Author
    DedMustDie Apr 9 2010, 8:52am replied:

    Well, you may pay that money for CnC 4 and then cry how ****** is it. Or you can pay same amout for something awesome, something that will give you fun through years.

    +1 vote   reply to comment
    KiwiWarrior
    KiwiWarrior Apr 9 2010, 12:30am says:

    lol when this coming out

    +2 votes     reply to comment
    DedMustDie Author
    DedMustDie Apr 9 2010, 8:54am says:

    Btw, I'd like to get Collector's Edition just because I lvoe this game. Price doesn't really matter for epic things.

    +2 votes   reply to comment
    Cybio
    Cybio Apr 9 2010, 10:51am replied:

    Price doesnt matter, when you have enough of it ;-)

    And you should not forget: it is just a game and nothing more...

    +3 votes     reply to comment
    DedMustDie Author
    DedMustDie Apr 9 2010, 12:01pm replied:

    Right.
    But you know - when you wait for game since 2002 (in that year I've first heard about SC2, that was just a rumor through), there's not a huge difference between $60 and $100, and remember - games here, in Ukraine, normally cost like 5x less than in Europe or US.

    +2 votes   reply to comment
    DedMustDie Author
    DedMustDie Jun 29 2010, 2:03pm replied:

    Damn it. I hate our distributors - normal EU edition costs almost $100 here :(

    +2 votes   reply to comment
    Undying_Zombie
    Undying_Zombie Apr 9 2010, 6:44pm says:

    Kind of upsetting that the "suggested" price is the standard new console game price.

    Not soo sure I will be getting the collectors as I planned to. As is considering what they are doing with SC2 the price seems a bit steep. I just hope the expansions will be actually at expansion price and not new game price..

    I will still probably buy it don't get me wrong on that though :P

    +3 votes     reply to comment
    ijat
    ijat Apr 11 2010, 3:00am says:

    woowowowowowowow.............
    so awesome.........
    when this stuff release?????
    i cannot wait playing de mission terran..........

    +2 votes     reply to comment
    DedMustDie Author
    DedMustDie Jun 17 2010, 3:44am replied:

    27.07.2010

    +2 votes   reply to comment
    zootycoon
    zootycoon Jul 4 2010, 11:10am says:

    BLAME IT ON ACTIVISION

    +2 votes     reply to comment
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