Forget that other silly, post-apocalyptic title with that blond-haired kid giving a thumbs up, for today, we stand for Aiur! That’s right, Legacy of the Void, the last part of the StarCraft II trilogy is out today too, and it promises to be something special.
There’ll be something for everybody, including solo, multiplayer, and co-op content. Here’s a brief overview of everything one can look forward to, taken straight from the StarCraft II blog:
- Command the noble Protoss to save the galaxy over the course of 19 exciting missions that span multiple worlds.
- Take control of the ancient Protoss arkship, the Spear of Adun, to call down devastating strikes directly onto the battlefield.
- Explore mysterious new planets with the addition of eight new and vibrant tilesets.
- After you’ve completed the Legacy of the Void campaign, experience the resolution to the storylines of Jim Raynor, Sarah Kerrigan, and Artanis in “Into the Void”, the 3-mission epilogue campaign to Legacy of the Void and the capstone to the epic story that begun in the original StarCraft.
- Six new units have been added across the Terran, Protoss, and Zerg races.
- A number of existing units from both Wings of Liberty and Heart of the Swarm have been retrofitted with new abilities and upgrades.
- Wage war across 10 new multiplayer maps with more to come in each new ladder season.
- Play cooperatively with your friend, or be paired with a partner of your skill level.
- You each select one of StarCraft’s legendary commanders, which defines your army options.
- Work together on a campaign-style mission, with objectives that need to be completed in order to win.
- Completing missions gains you experience and levels up your commander.
- As levels are unlocked, gain new powerful abilities that increase the strength of your commander.
- Two players team up to share control of a single base.
- Play at a new level of competition, with your combined focus allowing for more complex strategies.
- Compete on the ranked ladder, all the way up to Grandmaster League!
And that’s not all. There new automated tournaments too, and a bunch of other small additions that have been thrown into the package. My copy of the game is staring me down as we speak. Don’t mind me, I’m off to get lost in all the modes, for a very, very long time.
What about you? Are you excited for Legacy of the Void?
Last Updated: November 10, 2015