A seventeen year old story is close to an end, as the conclusion of StarCraft II will be arriving with Legacy of the Void, to close out the trilogy of the latest installment of the highly successful real time strategy (RTS) game. It has been enjoyed by gamers all around the world since the first game came out in 1998.
It has seen to more than 11 million copies sold worldwide, which made it one of the best-selling games for the PC. The phenomenon developed by Blizzard, however, kept the fans of the franchise waiting 12 years before its sequel, which at times seemed like it would never arrive on the market at all.
However, StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty finally hit the shelves in July 2010 and was met with incredible praises, getting a 93% score on Metacritic. The improved storytelling was perfectly complimented by the engaging gameplay and enhanced graphics that were not available over a decade earlier. It was the fastest RTS game ever sold, with more than 3 million copies purchased within the first month across the globe.
It was long announced that the sequel of the successful franchise will imply a trilogy of expansions, each focusing on one particular race among the three available, with the first focusing on the Terrans.
The second expansion, StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm, released in 2013, saw to the Zerg race being the center of the game, and now, the third is about to conclude what has likely been the most successful RTS game worldwide.
The third and final expansion, StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void will be focusing on the Protoss race, expanding and delving deep into their story, guiding the players through legendary Artanis and Zeratul to determine the conclusion of the final battles and fate of the universe. And all will begin on November 10th of this year.
Blizzard will be delivering the epic conclusion of saga by revealing the endgame for all three races, with better focus on the Protoss and their powerful arkship while flying and fighting through the campaign in single player mode. However, what is likely the biggest draw of the StarCraft franchise, multiplayer, will not be forgotten.
In fact, it has been announced that the last expansion will have “tremendous enhancements […] with new units, automated tournaments, collaborative game modes, and more”, which will only add more to the incredible journey through the StarCraft universe.
Just like the previous two expansions, StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void will be available as a standalone game, now put up for pre-order at $39.99 (which comes with immediate access to the prologue, Whispers of Oblivion), or at $59.99 for the Digital Deluxe Edition.
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