StarCraft: Remastered Brings the Terrans, Zerg and Protoss Back in mid-August

The game will offer 4K graphics, matchmaking and leaderboards, and other improvements for $14.99.

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As StarCraft 2 plods on as an eSports sensation, Blizzard's pass at nostalgia in StarCraft: Remastered is almost complete. The company has announced the game will be available on August 14, with the price of reminiscing set at a rather paultry $14.99.

The remaster, announced back in March, brings the original game and the Brood War expansion up to 4K graphics standards on PC, while adding upgraded music, matchmaking and leaderboards, and player profiles to keep up with how well you are doing. There is also cloud save support for replays. For you purists, you can shift between original and remastered mode on the fly.

Pre-orders have started, and dropping your cash early will get you a few extra building skins for your base.

“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,” Blizzard CEO Mike Morhaime said in the obligatory press release statement. “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.”

Long live the Protoss. For Aiur.

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      June 30, 2017 11:43 AM

      $15 is instant-buy pricing. I can't wait to dive back into this game. SC2 never grabbed me.

      • rms
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        June 30, 2017 11:56 AM

        I've never played a starcraft game, and this makes it very easy to take a flyer on it.

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        June 30, 2017 12:14 PM

        I liked SC2 but it was way too late.

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        June 30, 2017 1:00 PM

        I think you should not wait and play some Brood War now! The latest patch smooths things out a lot.

        It's funny how terrible and slow I am. I was trying as hard as I could to get my APM up, and I maxed out at like 70. LOL.

      • Zek
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        June 30, 2017 3:56 PM

        I know the whole reason they're doing this is for the pro scene who still play Brood War quirks and all, but the old school UI and lack of polish improvements from SC2 (e.g. unit selection) is a dealbreaker for me. I would have liked a remake in the SC2 engine better.

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      June 30, 2017 12:11 PM

      would love to see warcraft 2&3 and maybe even diablo 2 too

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        June 30, 2017 12:13 PM

        Diablo 2 would be dangerous.

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        June 30, 2017 12:45 PM

        There was a job posting on Bliz's site saying they were doing exactly that. It got taken down and replaced shortly after it was posted, but it's the internet.

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        June 30, 2017 1:09 PM

        Would love to lose my soul to d2 (again). bring it

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        June 30, 2017 2:25 PM

        I would love to see a d2 hd remake just to shut up all the rose colored glasses nostalgia idiots

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          June 30, 2017 2:58 PM

          huh? I played d2 a few months ago and it was still fun.

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          July 1, 2017 2:38 AM

          I replay 2 or 3 times a year. It's still the best at what it does. Some mechanics become more annoying as time moves on, but the gameplay/balance is still rewarding as ever.

      • Zek
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        June 30, 2017 3:56 PM

        I want D1 as well. That game is impossible to go back to.

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      June 30, 2017 1:08 PM

      Holy shit...only $15? Sweet!

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      June 30, 2017 3:17 PM

      I've never played StarCraft.

      I do like RTS games though but I usually only play the historical ones like AoE or EE

      Is this worth getting?

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      June 30, 2017 7:17 PM

      Will all the cinematic be redone too?