If you’re anything like me, you’ve been waiting for the conclusion of Starcraft for a long, long time. 17 years long, to be precise–I was only 9 when the first Starcraft came out, and I’ve been wondering how the story will end for a good two thirds of my life. Evidently, we’re finally getting a final showdown with StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void, the third game in the Starcraft II trilogy.
“Legacy of the Void provides an epic conclusion to a story more than 17 years in the making,” said CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment Mike Morhaime. “It also brings tremendous enhancements to StarCraft II’s definitive real-time strategy gameplay, with new units, automated tournaments, collaborative game modes, and more. We can’t wait for players to experience it all this November.”
The Starcraft universe is defined by three major factions–the Terran (human), Zerg (monster aliens), and Protoss (advanced, religious aliens). In the first game you could work through all three of their story lines respectively, while in Starcraft II, each faction gets its own game. We’ll be playing as the Protoss this time around. Players will follow Artanis and Zeratul in their mission to unite the Protoss, take back their homeworld, and “vanquish the ancient evil that threatens the universe.” We’ll also see the ultimate fates of rebel leader Jim Raynor and Zerg queen (formerly Terran, now infested) Sarah Kerrigan, heroes of the previous two Starcraft II games, and old flames of one another from the first Starcraft.
Along with a conclusion to the story, there will also be a several new units and variations on multiplayer play. A new Protoss arkship called the Spear of Adun, which is capable of altering the course of battle from above. Archon Mode will allow two players to share a single base and units in order to work together to battle an enemy. Special co-op missions will give friends the option to take on the roles of allied commanders to complete an objective.
Starcraft II: Legacy of the Void will be available November 10 for Windows PC and Mac.