Starcraft II gets July release date

Download release to follow retail.

Blizzard has announced that Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty will be available in stores worldwide on 27th July.

Those who want to download the game from Blizzard's digital download store will have to wait until "shortly after" the retail launch, according to the announcement.

The game's release will also see the launch of the new battle.net, announced early last year. A battle.net account and a live Internet connection will be required to play the game, even in single-player campaign mode.

In case you were worried the worldwide release might not actually include your specific region, Blizzard clarified that the date applies to "United States, Canada, Europe, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, Mexico, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, and the regions of Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau".

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