Starcraft II: Legacy of the Void, Latest Trailer and Details Revealed
Blizzard have revealed more information about Starcraft II - Legacy of the Void, this is both a standalone game, and an upgrade for their series. Although I usually have a lot to say when it comes to RTS’s, Starcraft II occupies a glaring hole in my vocabulary, it just hasn’t interested me, but that’s a discussion for another time. So with that in mind I’m going to let Blizzard do all the talking for their latest addition:
Automated Tournaments, Daily Competition
Come prove your might against participants from around the world in no-holds-barred tournaments that run once per day at specific times. Entries are open to players of all skill levels. Sign up, survive the elimination rounds, and face off against the best for ultimate dominance!
Archon Mode, Two Player Single Base Control
Two heads are better than one: you and an ally share control over a single base to battle against two enemies in multiplayer action. Learn basic tactics from a seasoned veteran or amplify the power of a burgeoning all-star. Embody the spirit of the Archon and merge together to become a greater, unified force.
Allied Commanders, Objective Based Co-Op
Take command in a brand new co-op game mode where you and a friend fight hosts of enemies in action-packed, objective-driven missions. Master the art of war with StarCraft legends such as Jim Raynor, Sarah Kerrigan, and Hierarch Artanis, and use their unique talents to turn the tide of battle in your favor. Level up to unlock additional units and new abilities—including exclusive team powers.
To summarise that’s: daily global tournaments, co-op skirmish matches (where you both control the same base) also some extra units, and objective based co-op objective based, campaign? missions, with extra heroes and abilities. Yep that sounds like a worthy amount of extras.
It’s worth noting that if you’re interested in trying Starcraft II there is a limited “starter edition” that can be played for free.
If you’re interested purchasing Legacy of the Void, it is available both on its own (£30)or as part of the complete Starcraft II package, (£50) which also includes Wings of Liberty and Heart of the Swarm, as well as Legacy of the Void pre purchase. As an incentive, pre-purchase includes free* access to a three mission campaign, without having to wait for the full release.
*Look we’ve had this discussion before, last time it was Activision with their “free” Black Ops 3 beta, this time Blizzard are at it. When you PAY for a pre-order any bonuses you get are not free.