The eagerly anticipated second installment of Blizzard’s Starcraft II trilogy will arrive March 12 with a $40 price tag for the basic version of the game, according to an announcement made yesterday by the developer.
Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm will be available in both the $40 Standard Edition and a $55 Deluxe Edition that includes a long list of bonus items for Starcraft II, as well as World of Warcraft and Diablo III. Battle.net has the full list of Deluxe Edition features and add-ons, which include StarCraft II Swarm-themed Battle.net portraits, a Zerg Ultralisk “Torrasque” skin, a World of Warcraft Baneling Battle Pet, “Blade Wings” for your Diablo III character, and a Zerg banner sigil for Diablo III.
Along with the Standard and Deluxe Editions, there will also be a Collector’s Edition of Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm that includes everything offered in the Deluxe Edition, plus a DVD and Blu-ray disc with more than an hour of behind-the-scenes content, a CD soundtrack, an art book, and a “Zerg Rush” mousepad. Blizzard hasn’t posted the price for the Collector’s Edition yet.
Heart of the Swarm is the follow-up to 2010’s Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty, with Strcraft II: Legacy of the Void arriving at a later point.