Blizzard Entertainment announced StarCraft: Remastered back in March, signalling a summer launch window. Today, the studio finally announced the official release date of the remastered real-time strategy game.
The remaster includes both the original StarCraft and its Brood War expansion with full visual upgrades for units, buildings, and environments. Other improvements include Ultra HD 4K widescreen support, re-recorded game audio, along with new interlude artwork in the storyline, and more.
However, even with all the upgrades implemented, the gameplay will remain unchanged, allowing players to even battle against those who own the original versions of StarCraft and Brood War. Enhanced owners will also be able to switch between upgraded and original graphics while in-game for a nostalgia trip.
Moreover, anyone who pre-purchases the game will receive three unique building skins, the Char Hive, The Korhal Command Center, and the Aiur Nexus. Meanwhile, all StarCraft: Remastered owners will receive some bonuses for use in StarCraft II, including three portraits as well as Alexei Stukov as a co-op commander.
StarCraft: Remastered will launch on August 14 for Windows and Mac, with the game now available for pre-order on the Blizzard store for $14.99.