BT Games has confirmed its line-up of stores which will be hosting midnight launch events for StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm, which launches worldwide on Tuesday 12 March 2013.
The Centurion BT Games store will get a particularly big party, with a cosplay competition planned, alongside lighting displays, and give-aways, snacks and drinks.
BT Games said that there will be a freebie for those who pre-order the game through them.
The list of stores at which events will be held is still being finalised, as are the details on any goodies to be given out at the event.
|Johannesburg||Cresta Shopping Centre|
|Johannesburg||East Rand Mall|
|Cape Town||Cavendish Connect|
Megarom StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm launch event
SA distributor of Blizzard products, Megarom Interactive, is also hosting a launch event for the highly anticipated expansion. Megarom is hosting a public launch event in association with AMD, MSSA, Internet Solutions, and PolarfluKe. The event will see South Africa’s star Protoss player Rob “PandaTank” Botha taking on Romania’s “NightsEnd”, in an officially sanctioned MSSA event.
More details on how to attend the event can be found here: SA Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm invitational tournament announced
Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm will be arriving on PC come 12 March 2013. Blizzard has now released the Heart of the Swarm opening cinematic.
The captivating images are packed with expected Blizzard aplomb, and the twist at the end will surely get Starcraft fans excited for the storyline contained in the expansion.
Heart of the Swarm picks up the story of StarCraft II where Wings of Liberty left off, focusing on Kerrigan’s quest to reunite the Swarm and exact revenge on Arcturus Mengsk. Over the course of 20 campaign missions, players will follow Kerrigan as she sweeps across the galaxy, incorporating a variety of distinctive zerg species into her brood. Kerrigan will grow in strength from mission to mission, and players will be able to customize her with powerful new abilities, as well as evolve various zerg strains into fearsome new subspecies to suit their play style.
New weapons of war also debut in Heart of the Swarm’s multiplayer, including new units such as Terran Hellbats, Zerg Swarm Hosts, and Protoss Tempests, while certain existing units from Wings of Liberty will be updated with new capabilities. New features will enhance the game experience, including group and clan systems; unranked matchmaking; Global Play, enabling players to battle others in different regions around the world; additional stat tracking; user interface improvements; an enhanced physics system, for more visceral looking battles; multiplayer replays, to watch replays with friends; a leveling system that gives Heart of the Swarm players a new way to earn customization options for their online profiles; and much more.