The second instalment for StarCraft II has been given an official release date. Heart of the Swarm will be in stores and available online starting March 12, 2013, at an expected retail price of $39.99 USD.
There will also be a Collector’s Edition of the expansion chock full of digital and physical goodies available for the RRP of $79.99 USD, as well as a Digital Deluxe version available from their site for an expected price of $59.99 USD.
In terms of plot, Heart of the Swarm picks up right where Wings of Liberty took off, continuing the story of the Queen of Blades, Sarah Kerrigan and her revenge against Arcturus Mengsk, fearsome dictator of the Koprulu sector. Players will be able to customise Kerrigan with her own new abilities as well as being able to evolve new zerg subspecies to suit their play style.
The expansion adds new multiplayer units, as well as updating some of the older ones with new abilities. Presales for the digital editions are available from the StarCraft II official site. Check out this press release for more details.