The upcoming StarCraft II expansion, Heart of the Swarm, now has a release date. According to (first spotted by Eurogamer), it will be out on March 12, 2013.

The digital deluxe edition of the expansion is priced at US$59.99 and comes with Wings of Liberty.

There were hopes that Heart of the Swarm would be out later this year. But earlier this month, Blizzard CEO Mike Morhaime said they were shooting for the first half of 2013.

As previously mentioned, the expansion does pack some big changes for the game as an eSport, including a player progression system, clans, resumable replays, and a whole lot of other features.


In the meantime, check out this footage of the expansion's new units in action.


Digital Purchase [ via Eurogamer]