Blizzard Announces New StarCraft II Expansion

Posted by at 11:04 am on November 10, 2014

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In addition to revealing its new team-based first person shooter, Overwatch, Activision Blizzard also unveiled the third installment in the StarCraft II series, Legacy of the Void, on Friday during BlizzCon 2014. Unfortunately, the company did not reveal when this expansion is expected to ship.

According to Blizzard, the new expansion’s story picks up where Heart of the Swarm ended, bringing the overall StarCraft II story to its conclusion. The story began back in July 2010 with the launch of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, and fans no doubt are eager to find out what happens in this final chapter.

 

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“Protoss legends Artanis and Zeratul attempt to unite their race in an intergalactic fight for survival against an ancient evil from the Void that threatens the universe,” Blizzard explains. “The fates of Terran hero Jim Raynor and Kerrigan, the Queen of Blades, also hang in the balance.”

In addition to the overall storyline, Blizzard is introducing a new multiplayer gamemode called Archon. This mode pits two players against another two players, with each pair taking control of a base and its units.

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The company is also introducing an Allied Commanders game mode. This is an objective-based, co-op mode where players assume the role of a commander and battle through a number of scenarios. Each commander has a set of traits that will boost their armies.

Blizzard revealed on Friday that the Lurker will be added to the Zerg roster, a beast that was last seen in the original StarCraft. The Protoss will get their hands on a new weapon called the Disruptor, and the Terrans will have new technology such as Tactical Jump, which will teleport Battlecruisers to any destination on the map.

StarCraft II fans interested in getting into the beta program can head here to sign up. Legacy of the Void is currently in development for both Windows PC and Macintosh. Never played StarCraft II? Check out the Starter Edition (demo) right here.

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