StarCraft II is a sequel to the real-time strategy game Starcraft, announced on May 19, 2007, at the Blizzard World Wide Invitational in Seoul, South Korea. It is set to be released as a trilogy.
StarCraft II's multiplayer mode is available at no cost. Internet access will not be required to play the game but will be required for installation. StarCraft II will be available through digital distribution.
Blizzard intends to continue support StarCraft II years after release, in a similar manner to the StarCraft patches, which have been updated more than ten years after the release of the original StarCraft.