Blizzard has finally stamped an official ship date on StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, the long-awaited sequel to 1998's hit, StarCraft. The company said StarCraft II will launch simultaneously in the US, Canada, Europe, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, Mexico, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, and more on July 27, 2010 – or 85 days away, if you're counting. The digital version should be available shortly after the retail debut.

Although it's arguably the most anticipated RTS of all time, StarCraft II has been the subject of many disappointing news posts here. Both the full game and the beta experienced delays, and Blizzard didn't win many gamers over with its decision to exclude LAN functionality or to sell the Terran, Protoss and Zerg campaigns separately.

Despite all of that, we're thrilled SCII will see the light of day, and we know many of you are just as psyched. We'd love to hear your thoughts on the franchise's direction, the revamped, or simply whether you'll be parting with any hard-earned cash for the latest installment.