SCII: Heart of the Swarm could be out this year

And speaking of Blizzard, it seems that StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm may be closer to retail than we’d thought. The company itself has not mentioned anything about release dates, but the Australian Classification Board database has been updated to include a rating for the game, suggesting it’s not too far away.

Acknowledging that the game’s experience “may change online”, Heart of the Swarm has been granted a Mature rating for violence, which in Australia means that it is recommended for mature audiences, with no restrictions on who can play. (This is very different to the U.S. Mature ESRB rating.)

StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm

(Don’t look now: It’s behind you!)

Historically speaking, it could still be up to six months before we get our hands on Heart of the Swarm. Predecessor StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty was rated M on March 17th, 2010, and released on July 27th that year. World of Warcraft expansion pack Mists of Pandaria was rated M on April 27th, 2012, and is scheduled for release on September 25th.

Most interestingly, though: WoW Cataclysm was rated M on August 13th, 2010, and hit shelves in early December, meaning there’s still hope we’ll see a new StarCraft by Christmas.

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