I’m blatantly stealing Blizzards byline for the StarCraft II CGI announcement video but “Hell it’s about time”.
I seriously doubt that there is anybody reading this who doesn’t have at least a passing knowledge of StarCraft so I’m going to save you the back story and just give you a quick run down:
StarCraft II continues the epic saga of the Protoss, Terran, and Zerg. These three distinct and powerful races will clash once again in the fast-paced real-time strategy sequel to the legendary original, StarCraft. Legions of veteran, upgraded, and brand-new unit types will do battle across the galaxy, as each faction struggles for survival.
Featuring a unique single-player campaign that picks up where StarCraft: Brood War left off, StarCraft II will present a cast of new heroes and familiar faces in an edgy sci-fi story filled with adventure and intrigue.
Features of StarCraft 2 include:
- Fast-paced, hard-hitting, tightly balanced competitive real-time strategy gameplay that recaptures and improves on the magic of the original game
- Three completely distinct races: Protoss, Terran, and Zerg
- New units and gameplay mechanics further distinguish each race
- Groundbreaking single-player “story-mode” campaign
- Vibrant new 3D-graphics engine with support for dazzling visual effects and massive unit and army sizes
- Full multiplayer support, with new competitive features and matchmaking utilities available through Battle.net
- Full map-making and scripting tools to give players incredible freedom in customizing and personalizing their gameplay experience
Make sure you drop over and visit Starcraft2.com for all the info including some downloadable artwork, desktop wallpaper, screenshots and videos.
On a side not, the videos that you download from Starcraft2.com use the “Blizzard Downloader” to download. This is the same client as used for updating World Of Warcraft.
Here are some StarCraft II videos I found on YouTube which show one of the cinematic intro sequences as well as some actual gameplay footage.
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