Join the Fight for Aiur!

StarCraft® II: Legacy of
the Void
Now Live

IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The protoss armada has arrived and is ready to reclaim Aiur. Blizzard
Entertainment today announced that StarCraft®
II: Legacy of the Void
, the highly
anticipated third game in its acclaimed StarCraft II real-time
strategy series, has warped in to the online Battle.net®
Shop
and retailers around the world. In Legacy of the Void,
brave commanders will embark on an intergalactic journey to unite the
protoss race, take back their homeworld, and vanquish the ancient evil
that now threatens to consume all life in the Koprulu sector.


StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void
features an expansive new campaign where players will take on the role
of Artanis, Hierarch of the Daelaam, and take command of the mighty
Spear of Adun—a magnificent protoss arkship capable of altering the
course of battle from high above any conflict. As they fight to steer
the protoss armada toward their ultimate destiny, players will also
determine the ultimate fates of such iconic StarCraft characters
as Jim Raynor, Kerrigan, and Zeratul.

Legacy of the Void is packed with new features and enhancements
that make it the definitive multiplayer strategy experience, including
Archon Mode, brand-new Co-op Missions, automated tournaments, and new
multiplayer units for each faction that give commanders a whole new
range of tactical possibilities.

“An epic campaign, game-changing multiplayer units, and all-new co-op
and competitive modes combine to make Legacy of the Void our best StarCraft
game yet,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard
Entertainment. “With more gameplay and story updates planned for after
launch, and a new era of world-class StarCraft II esports ahead
of us, the future of strategy gaming has never been brighter.

StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void is available now on
Battle.net and in stores for a suggested retail price of
$39.99. Anyone who purchases Legacy of the Void will also receive
Artanis, noble Hierarch of the protoss (and mighty melee Warrior of the
Nexus), in Blizzard’s free-to-play team brawler, Heroes of the Storm.

Players also have the option to upgrade their purchase to the Digital
Deluxe Edition ($59.99), which unlocks a variety of in-game bonuses for
Blizzard games, including an Archon battle pet for World of Warcraft®,
a Void Speeder mount in Heroes of the Storm, and a
protoss-themed card back in Hearthstone®:
Heroes of Warcraft
.

Legacy of the Void is also available in a retail-exclusive
Collector’s Edition, which comes equipped with the digital bonus items
from the Digital Deluxe Edition, as well as a special edition of the
full-color hardcover StarCraft Field Manual (retail edition
SRP $45); a DVD loaded with cinematics and special features; and a CD
soundtrack. The Collector’s Edition is available at select retailers for
a suggested retail price of $79.99. Check your local retailer for
details and availability, as supplies are limited.

All-New Modes, Classic StarCraft II Gameplay

Legacy of the Void introduces several new ways to enjoy StarCraft
II’s
acclaimed real-time strategy gameplay. In Archon Mode,
two players share control over a single base and units as they take on
an enemy duo in multiplayer action. By sharing the responsibility of
commanding troops and managing resources, players can focus on their own
areas of the battle, execute more intricate strategies, and benefit from
each other’s unique expertise.

Co-op Missions provide players with an all-new way to enjoy StarCraft
II with friends. In this objective-based cooperative play mode,
players team up and take on the roles of powerful commanders from the
StarCraft saga. Each commander brings unique abilities to the table,
including specialized upgrades and army bonuses. Players will join
forces to battle through a series of challenging scenarios together,
leveling up their commanders’ capabilities as they progress.

A host of new units will breathe new life into the online
multiplayer battles that represent the core StarCraft II
competitive experience. Zerg swarms will welcome the return of the Lurker,
a classic creature from StarCraft: Brood War
that lays waste to infantry with deadly spines which burst from the
ground. The Protoss field a new weapon called the Disruptor,
which can use massive energy spikes to wreak havoc through swaths of
ground forces. And the Terrans have focused on establishing air
superiority with the Liberator, a versatile, heavily armed
gunship with twin missile launchers and the ability to transform into a
stationary air platform. Six units are being added in total—two for each
race—with many existing units receiving updates.

In addition to the features listed above, Legacy of the Void also
includes enhancements to online multiplayer in the form of automated
tournaments
, providing players with exciting ongoing events that
support the competitive StarCraft II community.

Legacy of the Void is a standalone experience that does not
require players to own StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty®
or Heart of the Swarm®, which is also
now available as a standalone game.

Legacy of the Void is available today for Windows® and
Mac® PCs. The game is fully localized in English, Brazilian
Portuguese, European and Latin American Spanish, French, German,
Italian, Polish, Russian, Korean, and simplified and traditional Chinese.

To learn more about StarCraft II and Legacy of
the Void
, or to try the StarCraft II Starter Edition for
free, visit the official website at www.starcraft2.com.

With multiple games in development, Blizzard Entertainment has numerous
positions currently available—visit jobs.blizzard.com for
more information and to learn how to apply.

About Blizzard Entertainment

Best known for blockbuster hits including World of Warcraft® and
the Warcraft®StarCraft®,
and Diablo® franchises, Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. (www.blizzard.com),
a division of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), is a premier developer
and publisher of entertainment software renowned for creating some of
the industry’s most critically acclaimed games. Blizzard Entertainment’s
track record includes nineteen #1 games* and multiple Game of
the Year awards. The company’s online-gaming service, Battle.net®,
is one of the largest in the world, with millions of active players.

*Sales and/or downloads, based on internal company
records and reports from key distribution partners.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-looking
Statements
: Information in this press release that involves
Blizzard Entertainment’s expectations, plans, intentions or strategies
regarding the future, including statements about StarCraft II: Legacy
of the Void,
are forward-looking statements that are not facts and
involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Factors that could cause
Blizzard Entertainment’s actual future results to differ materially from
those expressed in the forward-looking statements set forth in this
release include unanticipated product delays and other factors
identified in the risk factors sections of Activision Blizzard’s most
recent annual report on Form 10-K and any subsequent quarterly reports
on Form 10-Q. The forward-looking statements in this release are based
upon information available to Blizzard Entertainment and Activision
Blizzard as of the date of this release, and neither Blizzard
Entertainment nor Activision Blizzard assumes any obligation to update
any such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements believed
to be true when made may ultimately prove to be incorrect. These
statements are not guarantees of the future performance of Blizzard
Entertainment or Activision Blizzard and are subject to risks,
uncertainties and other factors, some of which are beyond its control
and may cause actual results to differ materially from current
expectations.

Contacts

Blizzard Entertainment
Rob Hilburger
VP, Global Communications
949.242.8404
rhilburger@blizzard.com
or
Emil
Rodriguez
Director, Global PR
949.955.1380 x12064
elrodriguez@blizzard.com
or
Vanessa
Vanasin
PR Manager
949.955.1380 x15380
vvanasin@blizzard.com