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‘StarCraft: Remastered’ launches worldwide on August 14

The popular RTS gets a nice upgrade

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Blizzard has set a summer release-date for “StarCraft: Remastered”, which is a modernization of the award-winning sci-fi real-time strategy game from Blizzard Entertainment. The company confirmed that the remake will launch worldwide on August 14, and even released a new promotional video for the game. Grizzled StarCraft veterans and new commanders alike can now pre-purchase the game through the online Blizzard Shop and receive some exclusive in-game rewards.

All players who pre-purchase before August 14 will receive three unique building skins for use in StarCraft: Remastered—the Char Hive, the Korhal Command Center, and the Aiur Nexus. Blizzard also confirmed that those who purchase StarCraft: Remastered will receive digital bonuses in StarCraft II, including the Alexei Stukov co-op commander and three unique portraits that celebrate StarCraft: Remastered.

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.

“Nearly 20 years ago, StarCraft welcomed millions of gamers to an epic sci-fi universe—and also helped form the foundation for esports as we know it today,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “Passionate gamers around the world are still playing Brood War, both with friends and competitively, so we’re modernizing the technology behind StarCraft so that they can continue to enjoy the game for many years to come.”

StarCraft: Remastered will be available for Windows and Mac PCs for $14.99 USD and will be fully localized into English, Brazilian Portuguese, European and Latin American Spanish, French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, Korean, Japanese, and simplified and traditional Chinese.

Blizzard also released a short promotional video for the game as well, which you can watch above. Fans can pre-order the game for the goodies, and set a reminder to play on August 14, 2017.