23 March 2013Blizzard:
Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. today announced a trio of milestones achieved during the launch week of StarCraft® II: Heart of the Swarm™. More than 1.1 million viewers tuned into the company’s 21-hour, global broadcast of launch events and community celebrations around the world, with peak concurrent viewership reaching over 125,000, as reported by Twitch. As of the end of its first two days of sales, Heart of the Swarm had sold through approximately 1.1 million copies worldwide, including both retail and digital sales.
I like Starcraft II a lot and this love now extends to Heart of the Swarm as well. Naturally, being an expansion, the general gameplay is similar to Wings of Liberty, although the various new unit abilities do make multiplayer a lot more micro-intensive.
Other reviews have rated the campaign very highly, but I can’t comment as I haven’t yet been compelled to start it.