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Blizzard has confirmed that its new real-time strategy game, StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, will hit Australia on 27 July 2010.

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The company said that it will also be available in the United States, Canada, Europe, South Korea, New Zealand, Russia, Mexico, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, and the regions of Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau on the same date. Players will also be able to purchase StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty directly from Blizzard Entertainment shortly after the retail launch.

StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty is the sequel to Blizzard’s 1998 hit StarCraft, which has been hailed by players and critics worldwide as one of the top real-time strategy games of all time.

CEO and Cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment, Mike Morhaime said, “We’ve been looking forward to revisiting the StarCraft universe for many years, and we’re excited that the time for that is almost here. Thanks to our beta testers, we’re making great progress on the final stages of development, and we’ll be ready to welcome players all over the world to StarCraft II and the new Battle.net in just a few months.”

Sporting a vibrant 3D-graphics engine, StarCraft II will once again center on the clash between the Protoss, Terrans, and Zerg, with each side deploying legions of veteran, upgraded, and new unit types. Online play for StarCraft II will be available through a new version of Battle.net, which has been redesigned from the ground up. Blizzard said that it will have several enhancements and new features, such as voice communication, cloud file storage, leagues and ladders, achievements, stat-tracking, and more.

For more information on StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, visit the official website at www.starcraft2.com.

Further details about the game, including the alternative pricing options previously mentioned for certain regions, will be announced in the coming weeks.

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