The scene earlier today at the newly-opened Netopia/Extreme Gaming Grounds in Greenhills was all too familiar for anyone who has ever made the mad dash to internet cafés after school to play a game of Counterstrike, Diablo 2, or heck, maybe even Battle Realms.
The place was packed, only this time, the game everyone in the room was all pumped up for was far newer: Starcraft 2: The Heart of the Swarm. The next installment in Blizzard’s stellar strategy series has arrived, and has officially begun its infestation of store shelves everywhere for P1,795 a copy.
Heart of the Swarm, for everyone asking, is of course an expansion pack, which means you will need the base game Starcraft 2: Wings of Liberty to play it. And as of this writing, Wings of Liberty now sells at the discounted rate of P1,395 to somehow make it lighter on the wallets for those who are only adopting Starcraft 2 now.
Why should you shell out more than 3K for a game? Check out Heart of the Swarm's trailer below: