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Starcraft 2 Collectors Edition revealed.

By Calinescu 'Dynasty' Dan-Gabriel
Apr 14, 2010 10:34

ImageOn April 8th, one of the Blizzard representatives announced a special Collectors Edition package for Starcraft 2 Wings of Liberty.

While our hands shake nervously and we wait impatiently for the game's shipping, Blizzard throws another stone at us by announcing that the game will also be shipped in a Collectors Edition package.

Here's a fragment of Blizzard's press release stating the other contents, besides the retail version of Starcraft 2 Wings of Liberty, of the Collector's Edition package:

"IRVINE, Calif. – April 8, 2010 – Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. announced today that its highly anticipated real-time strategy game, StarCraft® II: Wings of Liberty™, will be available both in a standard edition and in a limited-release Collector's Edition packed with exclusive bonus materials. Players who purchase either edition will be able to play online for no additional fee through the new version of®, the premier online gaming destination for Blizzard Entertainment gamers.

StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty will be available on DVD-ROM for Windows® XP/Windows Vista®/Windows® 7 and Macintosh®. The standard edition will sell for a suggested retail price of $59.99 and will also be available shortly after release as a download through the online Blizzard Store. The special Collector's Edition package, which is priced at $99.99 and will only be available at retail stores, will include the following bonus items in addition to the game disc:

1) The Art of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, a 176-page book featuring artwork from the game;
2) 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® expansion set;
3) A behind-the-scenes DVD containing over an hour of developer interviews, cinematics with director's commentary, and more;
4) The official StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty soundtrack CD, containing 14 epic tracks from the game along with exclusive bonus tracks;
5) StarCraft comic book issue #0, a prequel to the comic series;
6) A World of Warcraft® mini Thor in-game pet that can be applied to all World of Warcraft characters on a single account;
7) Exclusive downloadable content, including special portraits for your profile, decals to customize your units in-game, and a visually unique version of the terran Thor unit."

Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment added:

"We've been looking forward to revisiting the StarCraft universe with our players for over 10 years, and we wanted to offer an epic collector's edition that commemorated the occasion. This special version of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty -- easily our biggest collector's edition to date -- does just that, and we think StarCraft II gamers will really enjoy all of the exclusive contents."

After this press release, some of the average user's dilemmas have finally been answered. We now know the price of the game, more or less.

Personally, I really don't know what to say about the EU version of the game. From prior experiences (Starcraft Brood War, Warcraft 3 The Frozen Throne etc), I can assume the EU version of the game will be shipped with a 60 Euros price for the normal version and around 100 Euros for the Collectors Edition.

However, at the moment, we can't speculate anything about the release date of the game since Blizzard didn't share any conclusive information on the subject.




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