It's been awhile since we last heard about Starcraft Remastered. Today, Blizzard announced a release date and price for the HD version of the classic game. Starcraft Remastered will launch on August 14 for PC and Mac for $14.99, which you can pre-order on Blizzard's site.
The refreshed game is remastered in every sense of the word. The edition includes the original game, as well as its Brood War expansion. Starcraft will be playable in "4K Ultra High Definition" (as expected), along with enhanced audio. The remastered edition will feature new matchmaking, leaderboards, cloud saves, and player profiles to track a player's own individual statistics. And best yet, players will be able to toggle between the improved 4K graphics and the classic old school look.
For players who pre-order, they'll get three "exclusive" building skins. In addition, they'll get some goodies for Starcraft 2, including the co-op commander Alexei Stukov and three portraits to celebrate the original's remastered release. "Passionate gamers around the world are still playing Brood War, both with friends and competitively," said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment in a press release. "So we're modernizing the technology behind StarCraft so that they can continue to enjoy the game for many years to come."
In the meantime, players can pick up the original, not-remastered StarCraft completely for free.