Press Release

BradyGames Announces Official StarCraft® II: Heart of the Swarm

Collector’s Edition Strategy Guide

Indianapolis, IN – March 12, 2013 – BradyGames is pleased to unveil the official StarCraft® II: Heart of the Swarm™ Collector’s Edition Strategy Guide. Covering the first expansion to Blizzard Entertainment’s award-winning real-time strategy game StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty®, this high-end, premium hardcover companion is loaded with exclusives available only in the collector’s edition. Developed in conjunction with Blizzard Entertainment, BradyGames’ comprehensive and artfully crafted strategy guide will serve as a valuable resource for every StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm player.

Strategy Guide Features (9780744014471, $29.99, 8.5” x 11”, 368 pages):

· Five Collectible Paperfold Models: Exclusive pack of paper models, inspired by the new units in Heart of the Swarm,using actual in-game textures.

· Premium Hardcover: This hardcover features the Queen of Blades, with holographic foil and matte finish.

· Beginner's Guide: Communicates the fundamental skills needed to play StarCraft II through a step-by-step design and unique smart-media video instruction.

· Campaign: Our objective-based walkthrough guides players through Blizzard’s most compelling single-player strategy experience to date.

· Multiplayer: The comprehensive StarCraft II multiplayer strategy section has been expanded and updated.

· Maps: Advanced strategies expose the best tactics for all of the multiplayer maps available at launch.

· Race Compendium: Every unit, ability, and building from all three races is covered in detail, including launch stats and in-match synergies.

Visit BradyGames.com to purchase the StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm Collector’s Edition Strategy Guide today.

To request a review copy of BradyGames’ StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm Collector’s Edition Strategy Guide, please contact Lauren Helms at lauren.helms@bradygames.com.

About Blizzard Entertainment

Best known for blockbuster hits including World of Warcraft® and the Warcraft®, StarCraft®, and Diablo® franchises, Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. (www.blizzard.com), a division of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), is a premier developer and publisher of entertainment software renowned for creating some of the industry’s most critically acclaimed games. Blizzard Entertainment’s track record includes fifteen #1-selling games and multiple Game of the Year awards. The company’s online-gaming service, Battle.net®, is one of the largest in the world, with millions of active players.

About BradyGames

Headquartered in Indianapolis, BradyGames creates high-quality video game strategy content for a wide range of games on all platforms and works with industry partners including Blizzard Entertainment, Activision, Rockstar, 2K Games, Capcom USA, Inc, Microsoft, Sony, and Warner Bros., among others.

BradyGames understands what gamers – both casual and hardcore – want and need from strategy guides and apps, and each product is custom-tailored to the look and feel of the game title. Every guide features in-depth content, detailed screen captures and quick reference and strategy tips.

BradyGames is an imprint of Dorling Kindersley within the Penguin division of Pearson plc. (NYSE: PSO)

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For further information please contact Lauren Helms –lauren.helms@bradygames.com