Thursday, May 24, 2007

Starcraft 2 Announced

At the Blizzard WorldWide invitational in Seoul, Korea; Blizzard has made the announcement fans around the world have waited nearly ten years to hear: Blizzard is resurrecting the revered StarCraft franchise with StarCraft II.

What better place to do it in the land where StarCraft is practically a national sport and pro players are treated like rock stars. Not to mention that addiction to the game has killed several Koreans.

It was one of the only RTS game I've dabbled with myself many years ago. I loved the sound of the announcement "nuclear launch detected" as I decimated the Zerg (and any Protoss that got in my way). Yesssss indeed, Colonel Creedon did master StarCraft's little portion of the universe.

The sequel is apparently designed to be the ultimate competitive real-time strategy game, StarCraft II features the return of the Protoss, Terran, and Zerg races, overhauled and re-imagined with Blizzard's signature approach to game balance. Each race will be further distinguished from the others, with several new units and new gameplay mechanics, as well as new abilities for some of the classic StarCraft units that will be making a reappearance in the game. StarCraft II also featurse a custom 3D-graphics engine with realistic physics and the ability to render several large, highly detailed units and massive armies on-screen simultaneously.

There's some good coverage on Gamespy here (and scroll down for pics and video links) You may as well start there.


Source: Every single gaming site I came accross in the past week.
Image source: Gamespy

9 comments:

'jœrmuŋgandr said...

Leave those Protoss alone, you damn dirty Terrans!
I must have missed when the Lt.Col 'mastered' Starcraft, as he wandered off looking bored whenever Alro and I played it?!

Alro said...

lol

Lt. Colonel Creedon said...

@ Joe: That's because you two took too long. And I couldn't play because neither of you played Zerg. Alro did once, but as I was defeated he must have been cheating.

Civilian Overseer said...

Lt.Col, I believe "Power Overwhelming" was the cheat that enabled your mastery of the Starcraft universe.

'jœrmuŋgandr said...

Haha ... and when attacked in multiplayer, the Lt.Col experienced "thoughts in chaos"

Lt. Colonel Creedon said...

YOU KILLED MY MARINES YOU BASTARD!!!!!!

Civilian Overseer said...

No, bad tactics & poor leadership did that.

'jœrmuŋgandr said...

Strange how art can mirror life, isn't it...

Civilian Overseer said...

Ask Guns, weather the battlefield be real or virtual, the Lt.Col has the happy knack of coming out of any engagement with a chestful of medals, poised on the bloody and torn corpses of the marines who died to earn him everlasting glory, truly we have not seen his like since General Custer's famous last stand.