Australian fans looking forward to the release of real-time strategy game StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm will have a chance to participate in the official launch event and pick up their pre-order at midnight. Blizzard will be hosting the event at Federation Square in Melbourne, Australia, on the evening of March 11.
The launch event will see top professional StarCraft II players and casters invited for show matches, a cosplay competition, and a Q&A panel with members of the StarCraft II development team. Activities are scheduled to start at 8:00 p.m. AEDST, with the Blizzard autograph table and game pre-order pickup available once the clock ticks over to midnight.
Fans who are unable to make it to the event can catch the action being streamed live. More details about the launch event can be found on the Blizzard website.
Heart of the Swarm is the second instalment in the StarCraft II three-part series. The Zerg-centric expansion will follow 2010's StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty and precede the final entry, StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void. The game is scheduled to launch in Australia on March 12.