Launch Event in North America for the StartCraft II: Wings of Liberty Release

StarCraft II Launch EventBlizzard Entertainment announced their plans for the official midnight launch event in North America for the release of the most anticipated sequel to the 1998 StarCraft RTS game, StarCraft II: Wings of Libery.

The launch event will take place at Fry’s Electronics at 10800 Kalama River Avenue in Fountain Valley, CA.

Activities will take place starting on the 26th of July, 2010, and sales of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty will begin at midnight.

“We’re looking forward to celebrating the launch of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty with our community at the official launch event here in Southern California and at other locations worldwide,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “This is something we’ve been working toward for several years, and we’re excited to soon be able to share the results of that work with gamers around the world.”

Attendees who will be the first to acquire the game will also have the opportunity to meet the StarCraft II developers from Blizzard Entertainment. They will also be able to purchase standard edition of the game for the price of $59.99, as well as the Collector’s Edition for the price of $99.99.

The Collector’s Edition of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty will feature:

  • 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(R) 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(R) mini Thor in-game pet that can be applied to all World of Warcraft characters on a single Battle.net(R) 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

For more information on StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty read the announcement article by clicking here.

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