Blizzard’s epic 4K remaster of the RTS classic, StarCraft, arrives this August.

By ·June 30, 2017 11:00 am

Blizzard have just announced their 4K UHD remaster of StarCraft will be released August 14th 2017. The new remaster includes upgraded visuals with widescreen support, cloud saving, brand new matchmaking and leaderboard features alongside a slew of other improvements to the base game.

You can now pre-order StarCraft: Remaster in the Blizzard Shop for £12.99 and those pre-ordering will also receive exclusive in-game items at launch.

You can view the new We Are Under Attack trailer below below, alongside the full press release. Will you be pre-ordering StarCraft: Remastered? Let us know in the comments below.

Experience the original clash between the terran, protoss, and zerg like never before in StarCraft®: Remastered, a lovingly crafted modernization of the award-winning sci-fi real-time strategy game from Blizzard Entertainment, which launches worldwide on August 14. 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. Additionally, 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®. Updates and new features include:

  • 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!

“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 £12.99 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.

Image Credit: Blizzard.

Written by Michael James Ilett

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