StarCraft 2 Now A Trilogy, Three Campaigns to Be Split Into Separate Games

By Nick Breckon, Oct 10, 2008 3:40pm PDT Blizzard today announced that StarCraft II will be released as a trilogy of separate games, each concentrating on one of the universe's three factions.

The first game in the trilogy will consist of the Terran campaign, and is set to be titled "Terrans: Wings of Liberty."

The second Zerg-focused title will be "Zerg: Heart of the Swarm," with the third game being "Protoss: Legacy of the Void."

"[The second and third games] will be like expansion packs, but we really want them to feel like standalone products," said Blizzard's Rob Pardo.

Each campaign will be very different, with Pardo announcing the Zerg campaign will contain RPG elements. The Protoss campaign will likewise be differentiated by elements of diplomacy. In addition, the Terran campaign will feature a Protoss mini-campaign.

The campaigns are planned as concentrated, epic storylines, with enough content to justify a full release. As a result, the games will now feature more in-game cinematics and story content.

Blizzard added that the plans for the multiplayer component are unchanged by the splitting of the campaigns. However, some units will now be unique to the campaigns and will not be playable in multiplayer.

Pardo noted that the decision was necessary to maintain the quality of the product, the alternatives either being a long delay of the game, or a scaling back of the campaigns.

More details may become available during BlizzCon, which continues through this weekend.

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  • This is actually great news for PC Gaming. Blizzard, as has been proven time and time again, only release fully fledged products that have always been money well worth spent. I trust them to release each game with more then enough content, in fact, now we'll probably get MORE content. We'll also get the Terran Campaign most likely this year, and not have to wait until 2010. I'd expect Diablo 3 to come out in 2009 as well, and it should be a great year for Blizzards games.

    I don't know about most of you, but I see no problem at all in releasing the Zerg and Protoss campaigns as expansions with more content. Afterall, this is an EPIC franchise, and they are treating it that way, as evident by giving each race their own package. I can see if this was anther company that hasn't proven themselves, but this is Blizzard, and we all expect perfection from these guys, so give it to us.