Time to begin practicing your most loved Protoss sayings, Executor. Blizzard declared today that the third real part in its Starcraft II franchise, Legacy of the Void, now has an official release date. This second development pack to Blizzard’s Starcraft II real-time strategy title will touch base on November 10—and, no, Amazon hasn’t updated its listing for the game yet, despite the fact that you can preorder it (or the game’s $80 Collector’s Edition) at this time.
One bonus if you do: Preordering either the $40 “standard” version of Legacy of the Void or the double-priced Collector’s Edition gets you immediate access to the Legacy of the Void beta by means of Blizzard’s Battle.net service. The beta preview gives you three prologue missions to play, and also all the multiplayer matches you can pack into your schedule.
In addition to announcing a release date for Legacy of the Void, Blizzard likewise appeared the game’s opening cinematic. If you’re a major Starcraft fan, you’re going to love watching the Protoss go to business in full, CG glory.
With respect to the game itself, Blizzard describes the plot as such:
“You are Hierarch Artanis, pioneer of the mighty protoss race. Years ago, your homeworld of Aiur fell to the merciless zerg Swarm. Presently, finally, you have raised a capable armada of warships known as the Golden Armada, and are ready to recover you’re world. But an ancient evil—Amon—threatens this destiny and the whole’s destiny entire galaxy. Only you can rejoin the protoss factions and defeat the coming darkness before it expends all life in the sector.”
(In spite of the fact that Legacy of the Void can be played as a standalone game, we think you’ll have truly no comprehension of what’s going ahead in the storyline unless you’ve looked at the other Starcraft II titles.)
Not just does the game’s expansion tie up this large Starcraft II’s story—which has been years in the making, given that the first title launched in July of 2010—however it likewise includes a couple of new components that have never been found in the official Starcraft universe. A new Archon mode, named after the two Protoss units that can blend together into one bigger, more capable unit, allows two players to take control of a single base and fight against an opposing pair of players.
Additionally, a new Allied Commanders mode conveys some RPG components to the real-time strategy title. In it, players will be able to control key figures from the Starcraft II universe. As they play through different experiences with other players, they’ll be able to level up their hero characters and open new abilities for successive missions.