StarCraft 2: Legacy of the Void details revealed

Blizzard revealed first details and a cinematic trailer for StarCraft: Legacy of the Void at Blizzcon 2014.

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At the Blizzcon 2014, lead designer Dustin Browder revealed a first trailer and look at StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void. Being released as a stand-alone game, Legacy of the Void concludes the StarCraft II trilogy in a big way. The Protoss have amassed their forces and are ready to retake their homeworld. At the same time, all three races (Protoss, Humans, and Zerg) must band together to defeat the Xel'naga, an ancient race that's rising back power. 

While using Protoss forces, players will be able call down fire from The Spear of Adun, a massive battle cruiser that's always in orbit. It has the power to wipe out entire armies at the touch of a button. In other exciting news, the Lurker will be making a comeback. New gameplay includes Archon modes, where two players work cooperatively using the same base and armies, so players can have a truer sense of having eyes everywhere all the time to react to threats and exploit opportunities.

Another new mode includes Allied Commanders, which is an objective based co-op experience. Players team together and assume the roles of powerful commanders from the StarCraft saga. Each commander has different abilities and upgrades, which benefits their armies in unique way. Player work together to fight their way through different scenarios and level up their commanders while doing so. 

In competitve multiplayer, the Protoss will be outfitted with a new weapon called the Disruptor, which uses enemy spikes to tear apart ground forces. Terrans will have new abilities like Tactical Jump, which allows Battlecrusiers to teleport to anywhere on the battlefield. 

The official release window was announced, but we're hoping that Blizzard is aiming for the early half of 2015.

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    November 7, 2014 12:01 PM

    Steven Wong posted a new article, StarCraft 2: Legacy of the Void details reveals

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      November 7, 2014 12:17 PM

      Quick Tech Note- I couldnt get to this chatty comment via the article itself.

      Anyway VERY excited abou tthis: "The Protoss have amassed their forces and are ready to retake their homeworld."

      Retaking Aiur! YES!

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      November 7, 2014 12:18 PM

      official site:

      http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/legacy-of-the-void/

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        November 7, 2014 12:57 PM

        sweeeet

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        November 7, 2014 1:03 PM

        New MP Stuff:

        Allied Commanders- Objective Based Co-Op

        Join the battle with a friend in an open-ended cooperative experience. Choose a powerful commander from your favorite race and fight in diverse scenarios with dynamic, campaign-style objectives. Level up your commander to gain access to new units, abilities, and customization options for your army. The time is now. The theater of war awaits, commander.

        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.

        Automated Tournaments-
        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!

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      November 7, 2014 12:33 PM

      YES!!!!

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      November 7, 2014 1:05 PM

      Wow site shows new units for MP too!

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      November 7, 2014 2:43 PM

      I love protos, been looking forward to this for so long (single player story)

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      November 7, 2014 3:27 PM

      Fuck yeah!!! That trailer is awesome! This is the campaign I've been waiting for the most since they originally announced that Starcraft II would be split into three parts. The Protoss were always my favorites in the first game and had my favorite campaign. Can't wait! :D

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        November 7, 2014 4:10 PM

        Me too. So glad they'll finish off the trilogy story with Protoss. The Heart of the Swarm had some interesting SP gameplay but the story was kinda meh. I hope this one has more surprises and answers.

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      November 7, 2014 4:28 PM

      my money is on the cyclone being the unit that gets cut by release

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        November 8, 2014 3:33 AM

        Yep. That seems really easy to abuse. The tempests new ability won't make it to launch either I bet