‘Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm’ Collector’s Edition Contents Unveiled
The contents of the SC2: Heart of the Swarm CE have been revealed.
Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm is a few months away, and is now available for pre-order in both Standard and Collector's Editions, "as is tradition" with Blizzard titles. Just imagine me saying that in the Canadian voice on South Park.
The game's currently available on Amazon and priced as an expansion pack rather than a full game. The retailer has disclosed what goodies are packed into the Collector's Edition of the game along with a release of a few never-before-seen screenshots of the upcoming title.
The Collector's Edition of the game is set to contain an exclusive behind the scenes DVD and Blu-ray disc set, a Collector's Edition soundtrack, an art book, a "Zerg Rush" mouse pad, and in-game content for Starcraft II, World of Warcraft, and even Diablo III. These include a Torrasque Ultralisk and portraits for Starcraft II, a pet Baneling for World of Warcraft, and Blade Wings and a Banner Sigil for Diablo III. The Blade Wings look a bit like Tyrael's angelic wings that D3 Collector's Edition owners have.
Heart of the Swarm is set to contain an all new campaign featuring the likes of Kerrigan, the "Queen of Blades" spanning across 20 new missions; new units and maps for multiplayer; and new multiplayer options including group and clan systems, unranked matchmaking, multiplayer replays, stat tracking, and a global play system allowing anyone from anywhere in the world to play together. The game also comes with a new leveling system in multiplayer that allows players to earn new customization options for their online profiles.
It's set for release on March 12, 2013 for the Mac and PC.