Finally doing away with all of the needless speculation, Blizzard has officially announced that StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty will be in stores starting July 27, 2010. Blizzard listed the countries they would be releasing the game in, but it’s much simpler to just say it’s a global release. So preorder your copies now, StarCraft fans, there’s less than three months left before release!

Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment had this to say:

“We’ve been looking forward to revisiting the StarCraft universe for many years, and we’re excited that the time for that is almost here. Thanks to our beta testers, we’re making great progress on the final stages of development, and we’ll be ready to welcome players all over the world to StarCraft II and the new® in just a few months.”

StarCraft II will pickup the story right after the events of the original StarCraft, chronicling the tale of Jim Raynor in a huge Terran campaign. You’ll also get full access to StarCraft II‘s multiplayer features, such as the matchmaking found in the current beta, along with the custom games system we’ve all grown to love.

My micro skills were never quick enough to be great at StarCraft multiplayer, but I’ve always love the story line and the custom games. So while three months seems like a long time, I still might just hold my breath.

What do you think, Ranters? Is release too far out? Are you excited that StarCraft II is finally becoming a reality?