Everyone knows that Blizzard is really great at creating their cinematics, so it’s no surprise the newly released StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void cinematic is beautiful to behold. Fans of the series will be happy to note that the new opening cinematic carries on that great tradition.
The new expansion for the long-loved StarCraft franchise looks to tie up the struggle between the Protoss and the Zerg, with the Protoss starting to reclaim their home world. Overrun by Zerg, the Protoss fight to reclaim Aiur, and the cinematic showcases that epic battle in detail. Players can take the mantle of Heirarch Artanis in Legacy of the Void to reclaim Aiur in what Blizzard calls the “last chapter in the StarCraft II trilogy.”
“Legacy of the Void provides an epic conclusion to a story more than 17 years in the making,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment in a press release. “It also brings tremendous enhancements to StarCraft II’s definitive real-time strategy gameplay, with new units, automated tournaments, collaborative game modes, and more.”
Players who pre-order StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void will gain instant access to the “Whispers of Oblivion” three-mission prologue, which, at E3 2015, was announced to connect the stories of Legacy of the Void and the Heart of Swarms expansion together. Pre-orders will also net fans the ability to play Heirarch Artanis in Blizzard’s MOBA, Heroes of the Storm, when he’s released.
StarCraft II:Legacy of the Void comes in two packages: standard and deluxe editions. The standard edition of Legacy of the Void will come with the game as well as the bonuses listed above. However, if fans want to drop the extra money to grab the deluxe edition, they will be rewarded with even more digital goodies. The $60 deluxe edition will include the following.
- Archon pet for World of Warcraft
- Protoss themed card pack in Hearthstone
- Void Speeder mount in Heroes of the Storm
Also, a retail edition, $80 Collector’s Edition version of StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void is also available for fans and includes a full-color, hardcover StarCraft II Field Manual, all of the aforementioned digital exclusives, a cinematic, a special features DVD, and a soundtrack CD.
The StarCraft series has enjoyed decades of enjoyment by fans across the globe since being released originally in 1998, and Legacy of the Void seeks to bring that epic, games-spanning storyline to a close. The franchise has brought gamers many iconic characters, such as the Space Marine Raynor, the Zerg Kerrigan, and the aforementioned Artanis.
StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void will be available on November 10 to fans everywhere.
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