StarCraft: Remastered Launches August 14 Worldwide

Blizzard Entertainment has announced the release date for StarCraft: Remastered.

The upcoming high-definition remaster of the legendary real-time strategy game is set for an August 14th release worldwide, for $14.99. Featured above, you can view a clever live-action trailer/advertisement for the re-release, which is clearly marketed towards the games sprawling Korean audience.

Blizzard has fully localized the game into English, Brazilian Portuguese, European and Latin American Spanish, French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, Korean, Japanese, and simplified and traditional Chinese.

If you pre-purchase the game you’ll get three unique building skins to use in the game: the “Char Hive,” the “Korhal Command Center,” and the “Aiur Nexus.” If you purchase the game whenever you’ll get digital bonuses in StarCraft II, including: “Alexei Stukov” co-op commander, as well as three unique portraits themed after StarCraft: Remastered.

Here’s a rundown on the game, via Blizzard:


StarCraft: Remastered adds modern conveniences to the original StarCraft experience while maintaining the same gameplay that has captivated a passionate community of gamers for almost two decades. It’s also fully compatible with the existing version of StarCraft, meaning that those who purchase the upgrade can play with those who already have StarCraft and StarCraft: Brood War.

Key Features:

  • Full graphical upgrade of the original StarCraft and the StarCraft: Brood War expansion
  • Widescreen UHD support for up to 4K resolution
  • New matchmaking and leaderboards
  • Player profiles that track individual statistics
  • Cloud saving for campaign progress, hotkeys, and replays
  • Higher fidelity music and sound
  • Switch between Remastered and the original StarCraft with the click of a button!
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  • Anon_Amous

    Does everybody in Korea get the day off?

  • totenglocke

    Well, at least they’re pricing it appropriately, considering it’s just a Starcraft mod for Starcraft 2.

  • The Clansman

    It doesn’t use the Starcraft 2 engine at all, it´s an actual remaster of the first game with HD visuals.

  • totenglocke

    Got proof of that? It looks pretty damn close to Starcraft 2.

  • sAy_YaS

    “Full graphical upgrade of the original StarCraft and the StarCraft: Brood War expansion”

    Read the whole article instead of just looking at the pictures next time.

  • totenglocke

    That doesn’t mean it’s not the Starcraft 2 engine, dumbass. Try using your brain next time.

  • sAy_YaS

    And that doesnt mean its a mod either DUMBASS.

  • Scruffy, the Janitor

    Thats a stupid assumption. It would be cheaper to remaster it then to make an in-house mod. All you need to do is upscale the resolution and shave down some pixels. A mod requires new textures for everything.

  • Fenrir007

    WIll it support Ultrawide as well? Or will Blizzard consider it cheating like in Overwatch?

  • Madbrainbox

    “Players will be able to connect and play, watch
    replays, or share saved games seamlessly between free Brood War, and the
    SC:R upgrade. It’s all the same client! Each player and observer in the
    game can opt to play in standard or high def individually, and you can
    switch instantly and seamlessly at the press of a button right inside
    the game or while watching a replay.”
    Nope.