Mark your calendars, folks: The StarCraft II saga is set to come to an end on November 10, as Blizzard confirms Legacy of the Void will start warping into stores. The conclusion to the long-running strategy series sees you guide Artanis and Zeratul as they try to unite the protoss race and take back their homeworld – and remember, even if you’ve never played a StarCraft game, you can jump right into this one first. It’s completely standalone and does not require any other game to play.
…and if you’re not already interested, here’s the game’s opening cinematic, designed to properly whet your appetite.
StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void is officially the final chapter to the stories that were started back in 1998 with the original StarCraft, finally giving gamers the opportunity to play as the mysterious protoss.
You take command of the magnificent protoss arkship the Spear of Adun, able to alter the course of battle from above, as you work to determine the destiny of the entire alien race.
The game isn’t just about the mysterious protoss, however – it also covers the ultimate fate of terran hero Jim Raynor – and the zerg Queen of Blades, Kerrigan.
Blizzard CEO Mike Morhaime says there’s plenty more to it than that:
Legacy of the Void provides an epic conclusion to a story more than 17 years in the making. 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.
If you want it, you can jump in and pre-purchase Legacy of the Void to ensure you’ll get immediate access to the game – plus the Whispers of Oblivion prologue missions. Pre-purchasing Legacy of the Void will also net you Heroes of the Storm Hero Artanis, if you’re into that sort of thing.
If you like physical media, the retail-exclusive Collector’s Edition has all the same niceties as the Digital Deluxe Edition, as well as a full-colour hardcover StarCraft Field Manual, a DVD and a CD soundtrack. Check with your local retailers for availability on that one though, supplies are limited.
If you’ve played through Wings of Liberty and Heart of the Swarm, things are a bit different for Legacy of the Void – with a new multiplayer mode and co-op missions alongside the usual new units and other tweaks.