Next chapter of Blizzard Entertainment’s StarCraft II saga introduces key new online features and continues the epic story of Kerrigan, Queen of Blades
Blizzard Entertainment announced today that StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm, the first expansion to Blizzard's real-time strategy game StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, will be launched in stores and online on March 12, 2013. Heart of the Swarm features a new campaign continuing the epic story of Sarah Kerrigan, Queen of Blades, as she gathers the remnants of the zerg Swarm and plots her revenge against the treacherous dictator of the Koprulu sector, Arcturus Mengsk. It also introduces several new multiplayer units and features that enhance the acclaimed StarCraft II online experience.
In related news, the Collector's Edition of Heart of the Swarm, loaded with digital and physical bonus items, is available exclusively at select retail stores. Players will also have the option of purchasing a Digital Deluxe version of the expansion, which will include all of the digital items from the Collector's Edition. Players who purchase the standard edition digitally or at retail will have the option to upgrade to the Digital Deluxe version at any time (for as long as the standalone Digital Deluxe version remains available).