StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm arrives March 12 in ‘Standard Edition’ and ‘Deluxe Edition’

Heart Of The SwarmThe 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.

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