Often when a developer sets goals for the releases of heavily anticipated games, we unfortunately see such promises go unkept. Well it seems Blizzard was deadset on not having this happen again with their latest pet, Starcraft II. When they said they were gunning for a mid-year release, they meant it.
Blizzard has made their official announcement; Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty will be coming to you on July 27th, hitting stores worldwide.
"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," said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. "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."
The initial solo campaign in this first installment in the trilogy takes up where Starcraft: Brood War left off, following rebel commander Jim Raynor. Players are expected to see some familiar faces as well as encounter numerous new ones. In addition to the 29-mission campaign, players will also be able to experience several challenging mini-games which are aimed at guiding them into the challenges of multiplayer strategy and play.
The game has been available for pre-order for some time, so it's nice to see an actual release date now. For more information about the game, official Starcraft II site here.