The third chapter in the StarCraft II story is nearly upon us, and from today if you pre-purchase the standalone, Protoss focused finale for the game you can jump in immediately and play both the Prologue and the closed beta multiplayer.
Those who buy into the pre-release version of Legacy of the Void can play a three mission long prologue titled Whispers of Oblivion and starring Zeratul, who we've definitely seen in StarCraft prior to Heroes of the Storm, Blizzard's MOBA.
A physical copy of the standard edition of Legacy of the Void is $59.95, while a digital version will set you back $54.95. You can also drop an extra $20 for the Digital Deluxe Edition, which includes a World of Warcraft pet, a HOTS mount and a Hearthstone card back. A Collector's edition is available for RRP $109.95 for pre-order, and it comes with a hardcover StarCraft Field Manual, a DVD and a soundtrack. No matter what version you buy, you'll also unlock access to an upcoming StarCraft Warrior Hero in Heroes of the Storm.
There's still no firm release date beyond "Summer", but the full game is slated for release this year. You can read Steve's interview with StarCraft II Lead Artist Allen Dilling while you work out whether you should buy into the game now. You can head to the Official Site for more details on what Legacy of the Void contains.
StarCraft II is five years old. StarCraft is 17. At this point they're both probably addicted to Minecraft. Do you think they call it MineCraft?