There is a true joy to be found at times being a reporter in the gaming press. Every once in a while you come across a story and you just sit and imagine how many people are going to be made happy when reading through your article. This is without a doubt one of those stories.

For the last week or so it has been common knowledge that, World of Warcraft Creator, Blizzard was going to make a big announcement about their Starcraft franchise at their press event in Korea. A couple of media outlets had reported that they had “well placed sources” telling them that the announcement would be for a new Massively Multiplayer Online project in the vein of WoW, being called World of Starcraft.

All of that was doubt and speculation was cast aside in the early hours of the morning though when Blizzard announced that the new project was in fact a direct sequel to the ultra popular Real Time Strategy game Starcraft.

Apparently they’ve been sitting on this announcement for a while now because they certainly had their fair share of content ready to deploy. The internet is quite simply rife assorted Starcraft media. I’ve gathered some of the most relevant pictures and videos here but rest assured this is only a fraction of what’s out there. If you’re a blood thirsty Starcraft fanatic and absolutely must have more, then you can check out the newly launched website at Starcraft2.com.

Oh, and in case anyone was wondering, “Why are they announcing this in Korea of all places?” the answer is simple, Starcraft is unbelievably popular in Korea. Ever heard of the Native American rituals where, when a boy comes of age he is sent on a vision quest? It’s like that in Korea too…except with Starcraft. At age thirteen kids are given a copy of Starcraft and it becomes a very important part of their life. The best Starcraft players in Korea are similar to the best Basketball or Football players here. They get sponsorships and are recognized on the street. They even sell out massive arenas where people come to watch them play.







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