Blizzard’s Black Friday sale: StarCraft II, Diablo III, and WoW gets discounted

Early for Black Friday (or super early for Cyber Monday, depending on how you look at it), Blizzard has brought out the big guns, and put its newest games on sale at large discounts.

Perhaps the most bang for your buck, StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, is on sale at $19.99, down from its normal $59.99 price tag. Blizzard is also offering a StarCraft II bundle, which includes Wings of Liberty and a pre-purchase of the followup, Heart of the Swarm, for a total of $59.99. However, Blizzard already announced that HotS will release with a price tag of $39.99, so if you buy WoL today for $19.99, and then wait to buy the standard edition of HotS for $39.99, you actually save a penny. Of course, Wings of Liberty only seems to be discounted for the holiday sale, so the price should go back to normal after.

Along with StarCraft II, Blizzard has put their newest non-expansion release, Diablo III, up for sale at $39.99, down from its usual $59.99. If you work hard enough at it, you can use the Real Money Auction House and consider that $20 discount startup money. Unlike SCII, Diablo III only seems to be discounted for its boxed version, rather than both that and the digital download. We’re not quite sure if that’s intentional or not, as other reports of the sale don’t mention that difference.

Both the StarCraft II and Diablo III sales will last until 11:59pm on November 26th.

Blizzard has also put some retail World of Warcraft items up for sale in honor of Black Friday. The Battle Chest, which includes World of Warcraft and its first two expansions (The Burning Crusade and Wrath of the Lich King) is on sale for only $4.99. Cataclysm, the third expansion, is on sale for $9.99, while Mists of Pandaria, the fourth and newest expansion, is down to $19.99. Remember, these sales are only on retail versions of the products, which are only available at GameStop, Amazon, Target, Best Buy, Fry’s, Fred Meyer, and Hastings.

Whatever you end up buying, you can thank Blizzard for sucking away all of your holiday time with cheap, super popular games.