Saturday, October 2, 2010

The Starcraft Trilogy

The game will be split into three separate products, based around the terran, zerg and protoss campaigns respectively. The first is called StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, the second will be called StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm and the third will be called StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void.[10][11]
The story team has moved on to the Heart of the Swarm.[20][21]
Blizzard Entertainment chose this route due to the challenges they faced creating the campaigns. Through a trilogy, they can create more content per campaign, such as movies, sets, props, characters, missions (including Easter egg missions) and so forth. Each character will have their own arcs, missions and dialog.[22][23] The story has been designed so that no previous knowledge of StarCraft is required to enjoy it.[24]
The three campaigns do not occur simultaneously in-universe. Rather, they occur in chronological order,[25] each campaign beginning immediately after its predecessor.[26] Each campaign will have 26-30 missions in total (including branching missions) and a set ending, rather than a cliff-hanger.[22]
The latter two expansions are expected to take over a year to release.[27][28]
All three races were completely developed for the multiplayer skirmish mode.

Trilogy Features

Heart of the Swarm and Legacy of the Void are considered to be expansion sets[23] and will be priced as such.[15] Rob Pardo later described them as expansions from a multiplayer standpoint (much like Brood War) but sequels from a campaign standpoint.[29]
Each will upgrade and expand multiplayer content in addition to containing a campaign,[27] such as the possibility of new units, abilities and structures.[23] New units available in the expansions can only be accessed if a player buys the expansion. Each product would have upgrades to the multiplayer, "that's the whole point of the expansion or the second part".[30] Each race will be enhanced in some way.[31]
Blizzard plans on adding "drawing" functionality for referees in Heart of the Swarm.[32]

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 Anyways, the rest of the post can be found here: http://starcraft.wikia.com/wiki/StarCraft_II but these are the most important two in my opinion. Hope you enjoy! :P 
Protoss: Legacy of the Void

Zerg: Heart of the Swarm

Terrans: Wings of Liberty

24 comments:

  1. I really want to play this game, after all of the things I read and hear about it. Literally have zero time for it though, which makes me sad.

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  2. I never played starcraft, but always wanted to.
    I think I'll get this game.
    Can't bloody wait for diablo iii to come out!!!

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  3. Only bad thing about it being a trilogy is paying more. Oh well, I know I'll buy them all anyway.

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  4. starcraft got a little lame in the expansion, enemies were too powerful...

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  5. Oh wow, I didn't realize they were doing a trilogy.

    That's really good news, can't wait to play it.

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  6. didnt know they were doing a trilogy, i think ill just buy that 1

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  7. while they may be able to do more work on each part, let's not overlook the real reason they did it... so they can sell us the same game 3 times... or more accurately 1/3 of the game for the price of a full game

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  8. I love starcraft, it is way fun!

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  9. I agree with Derk, but starcraft 2 is good enough to pay extra money! It's not that much anyway :)
    Just gotta save up before it comes out.

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  10. Can't wait to play the protoss one, its going to be epic

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  11. hey, this is one of my more favorite posts from you :)

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  12. if there's a movie being made it needs to be a trilogy as well

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  13. Looking forward to it, hopefully they don't go back too far history wise with units/buildings/doodads.

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  14. Can't wait for better zerg...

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