Get the Battlecruisers and Corsairs ready, “StarCraft: Remastered” is fully operational and ready for deployment. The remastered released, from Blizzard Entertainment, is an updated release of the real-time strategy classic with the Brood War expansion. The game was released today, and is available to purchase digitally at starcraft.com and through the Blizzard Shop. Many in the gaming community consider the original release to be one of the most influential strategy games of all time, and if you’re new to the story, StarCraft and Brood War tell the story of the first interstellar war between three distinctive factions. Those factions are the Earth-born terrans; the psi-powered protoss; and the hive-minded zerg. StarCraft: Remastered lets players experience the saga of iconic characters like Jim Raynor, High Templar Tassadar, and Kerrigan, through upgraded 4K visuals, enhanced audio and music, and new illustrated story interludes.
If you were a fan of the original, you should be happy to know that StarCraft: Remastered continues to use the same legendary gameplay engine that’s made StarCraft a competitive gaming and esports staple for nearly two decades. The classic gameplay is reinforced with new online features that propel the multiplayer experience into the modern era, and will offer players new challenges to discover. The remastered version provides players with matchmaking and leaderboards, cloud saves, as well as full multiplayer compatibility with the original versions of StarCraft and Brood War.
“We know how much StarCraft and Brood War mean to our community around the world, and our primary mission with StarCraft: Remastered was to enhance as much as we could while keeping the core StarCraft experience intact,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “Whether you’re a StarCraft veteran or you’re experiencing the beginning of the saga for the first time, we hope you enjoy revisiting the Koprulu Sector as much as we did.”
StarCraft: Remastered provides players with an arsenal of new updates and features, including a graphical upgrade of the original StarCraft and the StarCraft: Brood War expansion. The game will now have Widescreen UHD support for up to 4K resolution, and as we mentioned earlier, matchmaking and leaderboards. Players will also find player profiles that track individual statistics, and have the option to use cloud saving for campaign progress, hotkeys, and replays. Just for fun, you can also switch between the Remastered version and the original StarCraft version with the click of a button.
StarCraft: Remastered is available now digitally for Windows and Mac PCs for $14.99. Might be a good time to stock up on those Battle.Net cards ($20 at Amazon).