StarCraft® II: Legacy of the Void™ Warps into BlizzCon® 2014
Next chapter of StarCraft II will be a standalone product, not requiring Wings of Liberty® or Heart of the Swarm®
StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void
continues the story of Blizzard's award-winning StarCraft II: Wings
of Liberty® where the first expansion, Heart of
the Swarm®, left off, with a new campaign
that brings the sci-fi saga to an epic conclusion. 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. The fates of Terran hero
"Legacy of the Void will deliver the quintessential StarCraft
II experience," said
Archon Mode, a competitive multiplayer mode unveiled at BlizzCon, is a new way to enjoy StarCraft II with friends. In Archon Mode, two players share control over a single base and units as they take on an enemy duo in multiplayer action. By sharing the responsibility of commanding troops and managing resources, players can focus on their own areas of the battle and execute more intricate strategies.
Allied Commanders is another gameplay mode new to StarCraft II. In this objective-based, cooperative experience, players can team up and take on the roles of powerful commanders from the StarCraft saga. Each commander offers unique abilities and upgrades and bestows special bonuses on their armies. Players are able to battle through a series of special scenarios together, leveling up their commanders' capabilities as they progress.
Multiplayer battles in Legacy of the Void will be fought with an array of new units, as well as upgrades to veteran forces. Zerg swarms will welcome the return of the Lurker, a classic creature from the original StarCraft that lays waste to infantry with deadly spines that burst from the ground. The Protoss field a new weapon called the Disruptor, which can use massive energy spikes to wreak havoc through swaths of ground forces. And the Terrans have engineered some new technology, such as Tactical Jump, which allows their Battlecruisers to teleport to any location on the battlefield. Several more new units and abilities were exhibited at BlizzCon, showcasing the new strategic and tactical options in store for players with Legacy of the Void.
Blizzard also revealed that Legacy of the Void will include functionality that enhances online multiplayer play with automated tournaments, providing players with ongoing events that support the active StarCraft II community. Legacy of the Void will be a standalone expansion that does not require a license of the base game, StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, or the first expansion, Heart of the Swarm. Further details about Legacy of the Void, including pricing and availability, will be announced at a later date.
Blizzard is developing StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void for simultaneous release on Windows® and Macintosh®. To learn more about StarCraft II and Legacy of the Void, visit the official website at www.starcraft2.com. To try StarCraft II for free, head over to www.starcraft.com to download the Starter Edition.
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