Eight years after it’s initial announcement, the story of StarCraft II is about to be completed. The sequel to the beloved PC real-time strategy game was split into three parts during it’s development, with an initial release in 2010 under the title StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty followed by a standalone expansion in 2013 called StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm. Now the story will finally conclude on November 10 this year, with StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void. It’s curious that publisher Activision chose this date for the game, as it puts it in direct competition with other highly-anticipated titles like Fallout 4 and Rise of the Tomb Raider.
As with it’s predecessors, Legacy of the Void will focus around a specific faction of the StarCraft universe, with the Protoss taking up the mantle in this final instalment.
StarCraft II has enjoyed critical acclaim for it’s previous releases and that also translated to commercial success as well. At the time of it’s release Wings of Liberty sold three million copies in it’s first month, making it the fastest-selling real-time strategy game ever released.
The game is now available for pre-order on Battle.net, developer Blizzard’s personal gaming client, and those who pre-purchase the game will unlock prologue missions leading into the campaign. The standard version will cost US $40, but if you’re willing to pay a little more then you can upgrade to the Digital Deluxe Edition, available digitally only. This one is US $60 and in addition to the game you’ll get in-game content for other Blizzard games including World of Warcraft and Hearthstone once Legacy of the Void releases. The US $80 Collector’s Edition is exclusive to retail stores, however, and it’ll net you all the content from the Digital Deluxe Edition in addition to a hardcover StarCraft Field Manual, the game’s soundtrack and a DVD featuring cutscenes and special features.
StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void will be available on November 10 for the PC.