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.
- 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!