Blizzard Entertainment releases Star Craft II
Finally, after 12 years of waiting, Star Craft fans can now enjoy the newly released strategy game Star Craft II: Wings of Liberty from Blizzard Entertainment.
A sequel based from the award-winning 1998 video game, Starcraft II is a military science fiction real-time strategy video game with the player being in command in the survival of humans against insect horde and telepathic aliens.
Released on July 27, 2010, which now holds the record for the longest time before a sequel, the game was developed for both Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X users.
"We’ve worked hard to deliver an epic continuation of the StarCraft story line as well as the ultimate competitive real-time strategy game with StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty," said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. "Combined with the next generation online environment of the new Battle.net, we believe players will agree that StarCraft II offers an experience unlike anything we’ve ever created, and we’re excited to finally be able to share it with them."
To give more excitement to its fans, Blizzard split the game to three installments: the base game Wings of Liberty, and the two expansion packs, Heart of the Swarm and the Legacy of the Void.
The trilogy game is said to highlight the three races, with Wings of Liberty focused on the Terrans, followed by Heart of the Swarm, which revolves around the Zerg and finally the Legacy of the void which is devoted to the Protoss.
The development of StarCraft II was announced on May 19, 2007, but it was initially delayed for a year due to the temporary reassignment of Blizzard’s resources to World of Warcraft.