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StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty
StarCraft II
Developer(s) Blizzard Entertainment
Publisher(s) Activision Blizzard
Designer(s) Dustin Browder
Artist(s) Samwise Didier
Series StarCraft
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows[1]
Mac OS X[2]
Release date(s) TBA
Genre(s) Real-time strategy
Mode(s) Single player, multiplayer (via Battle.net)
Media DVD
Input methods Mouse and keyboard
.StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty is a military science fiction real-time strategy video game currently under development by Blizzard Entertainment as a sequel to the award-winning 1998 video game StarCraft.^ Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty Official Strategy Guide PC $19.99 .
  • EBGames.com - Buy StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty - PC 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC www.ebgames.com [Source type: General]

^ StarCraft II - Games.no Forum .
  • StarCraft II - Games.no Forum 16 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.games.no [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The current plan of action for developer Blizzard is to release their highly anticipated real-time strategy game at the end of this year.
  • StarCraft 2 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC bitmob.com [Source type: General]

.The game is being developed for concurrent release on Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X.^ The game will release "when it's done" for PC and Mac only.
  • Blizzard's Worldwide Invitational -- The StarCraft 2 Announcement - PC story - at IGN 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC pc.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Blizzard's Worldwide Invitational -- The StarCraft 2 Announcement - PC story - at IGN 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC uk.pc.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Will there be a console version of StarCraft II? StarCraft II is being developed for the PC. We have no current plans to bring the game to any console platform.
  • StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty PC - Buy StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty for PC at Mighty Ape 16 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.mightyape.co.nz [Source type: General]

^ Similar to Alan Wake, the high-end graphics and storyline are what separate this game from others being released in 2010.
  • Top Videogames for 2010: StarCraft II, God of War III and More - WSJ.com 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC online.wsj.com [Source type: General]

.The release date is based upon the game meeting Blizzard's quality standards;[3][4] however, parent company Activision Blizzard anticipates Wings of Liberty to be released in the first half of 2010.^ You won't be playing StarCraft II : Wings of Liberty this year, as Blizzard has moved the release date of the real-time strategy game to the "first half of 2010."
  • starcraft 2 - Kotaku 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC kotaku.com [Source type: General]

^ Just remember this is based on past games and there release dates.
  • StarcraftLive.net - Your number one source for Starcraft 2 news, information, and hijinx 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC starcraftlive.net [Source type: General]

^ You won't be playing StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty this year, as Blizzard has moved the release date of the real-time strategy game to the "first half of 2010."
  • StarCraft II Expansions, Diablo III Coming in "Next Few Years" [Blizzard] - StarCraft 2, Gaming 16 January 2010 18:018 UTC techblips.dailyradar.com [Source type: General]

[5] .Initially conceived as a single game, StarCraft II was split during development into three installments: the base game which acquired the subtitle Wings of Liberty, and two expansion packs, Heart of the Swarm and Legacy of the Void.^ Each of the three StarCraft II campaigns -- terran Wings of Liberty , zerg Heart of the Swarm and protoss Legacy of the Void -- will be released as separate products.
  • StarCraft II - StarCraft Wiki - StarCraft and StarCraft II units, races, features and news 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC starcraft.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It has announced that the StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty will have an extra feature, ...
  • Starcraft II - news tag - Softpedia 16 January 2010 18:018 UTC news.softpedia.com [Source type: General]

^ The expansions will be chronological and will go in the following order; Wings of Liberty (Terran), Heart of the Swarm (Zerg), and Legacy of the Void (Protoss).
  • StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty PC - Buy StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty for PC at Mighty Ape 16 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.mightyape.co.nz [Source type: General]

.The decision was made to provide more breadth to develop the game's story.^ Browder completely dodged this question claiming he could not answer because the game was not finished and not all the decision had been made.
  • DailyTech - Blizzard Aims for 2009 StarCraft 2 Release 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC www.dailytech.com [Source type: General]

^ If I'm not mistaken, Blizzard made a deal for a Mac game developer to develop the port.
  • Michael Larabel | Ubuntu + Blizzard: Linux Starcraft 2? 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC www.michaellarabel.com [Source type: General]

^ Dead Space Developer Diary With New Game Footage 4:03 New in-game footage to see here, along with word from EA on plot and story delivery .

[6]
.Set in the 26th century in a distant part of the Milky Way galaxy, the game is built around three species: the Terrans, human exiles from Earth; the Zerg, a race of insectoids; and the Protoss, a species with vast psionic power.^ The game centers around the warring of three species: human exiles from Earth, a race of insectoids and a species with telepathic powers.
  • Top Videogames for 2010: StarCraft II, God of War III and More - WSJ.com 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC online.wsj.com [Source type: General]

^ The game will feature the same three races: Protoss, Zerg, and Terran.
  • Blizzard's Worldwide Invitational -- The StarCraft 2 Announcement - PC story - at IGN 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC pc.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Blizzard's Worldwide Invitational -- The StarCraft 2 Announcement - PC story - at IGN 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC uk.pc.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The three races are the Terran , Protoss , and Zerg .

.Wings of Liberty specifically focuses on the Terrans, while the expansions Heart of the Swarm and Legacy of the Void focus on the Zerg and Protoss, respectively.^ Protoss: Legacy of the Void (mid-2011?

^ Will we get new units for the zerg and protoss in the expansions?
  • MCP: STARCRAFT 2 PRICED AT $150 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC chud.com [Source type: General]

^ The three races are the Terran , Protoss , and Zerg .

.The game is set four years after the events of StarCraft: Brood War, and follows the exploits of Jim Raynor as he leads an insurgent group against the autocratic Terran Dominion.^ Score: 0 are u talking about Starcraft Expansion set: Brood War?

^ Jim Raynor is set to continue his adventures.
  • Starcraft 2 » Starcraft 2 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC www.maxfreak.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Let’s just cover the fallout of the events in Starcraft: Brood War and [...
  • starcraft 2 Articles, Posts, Blogs, Videos - Technorati 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC technorati.com [Source type: General]

.However, unable to inflict major damage against the Dominion, Raynor's forces are relegated to the roles of mercenaries, recovering artifacts of an ancient species thought extinct, the Xel'Naga, for their enigmatic employers.^ Lassatar is from the Nerazim tribe and simply traveled to planet Roxara in order to retrieve a Xel'Naga artifact hidden beneath a rock.
  • Starcraft News | StarcraftWire.net The Unofficial StarCraft 2 Site! 16 January 2010 18:018 UTC starcraft.incgamers.com [Source type: General]

^ Ultimately the Overmind had outgrown the xel’naga’s control and devoured that ancient race.

^ Instead, the dissident protoss were loaded aboard an ancient but functional xel’naga vessel and launched into space.

.The game reunites old characters from the original game, as well as introducing new characters and locations to the franchise.^ SteelSeries, a leading manufacturer of game peripherals and accessories, introduced the new StarCraft® II Limited Edition ZBoard™ Keyset.
  • Starcraft News | StarcraftWire.net The Unofficial StarCraft 2 Site! 16 January 2010 18:018 UTC starcraft.incgamers.com [Source type: General]

^ The main improvement is that the new game allows more multiplayer play whereas the original was mainly for a single player to play against the computer.

^ Based on what I saw, the sequel is staying as true to the original game as possible while introducing enough new units and mechanics to make the game feel like a true sequel.
  • Destructoid - Preview: StarCraft II multiplayer 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC www.destructoid.com [Source type: General]

Contents

Gameplay

A group of Terran units attack a Protoss base
.According to its creators, StarCraft II is designed to be the "ultimate competitive real-time strategy game",[1] building on the successes enjoyed by its predecessor, StarCraft.^ Strategy/3D Real-Time Strategy .
  • StarCraft 2 Reviews, Experiences, Stories, News, Images | gamerDNA 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC www.gamerdna.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I love real-time strategy games.
  • StarCraft 2 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC bitmob.com [Source type: General]

^ The new game, as rumored, is Starcraft II .
  • 'Starcraft II' warps into Seoul - CNET News 16 January 2010 18:018 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[7][8][9] .It features the return of the three races from the original game—Protoss, Terran, and Zerg; Blizzard states these are the only playable races in the game.^ StarCraft II returns to a galaxy in turmoil, giving you control of one of the original three races -- Terran , Protoss , or Zerg .
  • StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty (video game) - giantbomb.com 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC www.giantbomb.com [Source type: General]

^ Main article: List of StarCraft II units StarCraft II will only feature the three original races in standard multiplayer: protoss , terran , and zerg .
  • StarCraft II - StarCraft Wiki - StarCraft and StarCraft II units, races, features and news 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC starcraft.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The three races are the Terran , Protoss , and Zerg .

[1][10][11][12] .StarCraft II is also designed to focus more heavily on the multiplayer aspect, when compared to the original StarCraft.^ StarCraft II multiplayer login StarCraft II is also designed to focus more heavily on the multiplayer aspect, when compared to the original StarCraft .
  • StarCraft II - StarCraft Wiki - StarCraft and StarCraft II units, races, features and news 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC starcraft.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ StarCraft II will feature fewer, more epic movies compared to the original.
  • StarCraft II - StarCraft Wiki - StarCraft and StarCraft II units, races, features and news 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC starcraft.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ More articles about StarCraft II .
  • OMG StarCraft - OMG its StarCraft!! Your one stop spot for everything StarCraft 2 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC omgstarcraft.blogfaction.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • OMG StarCraft - OMG its StarCraft!! Your one stop spot for everything StarCraft 2 16 January 2010 18:018 UTC omgstarcraft.blogfaction.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The changes include overall improvement in Battle.net, a new competitive "ladder" system for ranked games and new matchmaking mechanics—designed to "match-up" players of equal skill levels.^ We are building the new Battle.net to be the premier online gaming destination.
  • Starcraft 2 Australia - News, Videos, Units, Buildings, Races, Forums, Release Date 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC www.starcraft2.com.au [Source type: General]

^ The new blizzard Battle.net system what exaclty is it for .
  • StarCraft II Beta “Opt In” | Rock, Paper, Shotgun 16 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.rockpapershotgun.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ What is the new Battle.net?
  • Starcraft 2 Australia - News, Videos, Units, Buildings, Races, Forums, Release Date 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC www.starcraft2.com.au [Source type: General]

[1] .In addition, the replay function, which allows players to record and review past games, is being improved.^ In addition, the replay function, which allows players to record and review past games, will be improved.
  • StarCraft II - StarCraft Wiki - StarCraft and StarCraft II units, races, features and news 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC starcraft.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If they think their loyal and loving fans are going to appreciate being forced to have a live connection to play single player games, they are dead wrong.
  • BlizzCon overflows with excitement after attendees play StarCraft II and Diablo III | Technology | Los Angeles Times 16 January 2010 18:018 UTC latimesblogs.latimes.com [Source type: General]

^ Exact details have not been finalized, but we do plan to create a much more robust way of being able to search and share replays in game.
  • Battle.net - English Forums -> Karune Q&A Batch Archive 16 January 2010 18:018 UTC forums.battle.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Starcraft II 16 January 2010 18:018 UTC my.curse.com [Source type: General]

.Blizzard has also stated they have made some changes to the game that were suggested by fans.^ Blizzard knows what they’re doing, so just chillax and let them make an awesome game.
  • Starcraft 2 release date delayed to first half of 2010. | Gaming News Link 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC www.gamingnewslink.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If I'm not mistaken, Blizzard made a deal for a Mac game developer to develop the port.
  • Michael Larabel | Ubuntu + Blizzard: Linux Starcraft 2? 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC www.michaellarabel.com [Source type: General]

^ In an effort to prove that they will support a game the longest, Blizzard has released a new patch for their best-selling RTS StarCraft.
  • StarCraft for PC - Latest News - G4tv.com 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC g4tv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[13]
.StarCraft II continues its predecessor's use of pre-rendered cinematic cut scenes to advance the plot while also improving the quality of in-game cut scenes within the levels themselves, which are rendered on-the-fly using the same game engine as the graphics in the game proper.^ I’m not worried that StarCraft II will be an amazing game.
  • StarCraft 2 Announced - Aelon.net 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC www.aelon.net [Source type: General]

^ StarCraft II Zeratul cinematic .
  • StarCraft II - StarCraft Wiki - StarCraft and StarCraft II units, races, features and news 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC starcraft.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The new game, as rumored , is Starcraft II. .
  • Starcraft II warps into Seoul - News at GameSpot 16 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.gamespot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Blizzard states that with the new graphics engine that StarCraft II uses to render the gameplay, they "can actually create in-game cut-scenes of near-cinematic quality".[14]
.Most Protoss and Terran units, and some Zerg units, have been shown on the StarCraft II official website, and in several video demonstrations held by Blizzard.^ Blizzard , starcraft II , vg247 .
  • Starcraft II | Rock, Paper, Shotgun: The überbatter will gaze into you 16 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.rockpapershotgun.com [Source type: General]

^ Besides, if protoss are getting some make up, the terrans and zergs are too.
  • They said "Starcraft 2" and the world rejoiced 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC www.nihonreview.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Click for changes to Starcraft Protoss units .
  • Starcraft 2 Beta, Starcraft 2 News, Starcraft 2 Release Date, and the Evolution of Starcraft 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC www.starcraft2news.rageofwar.net [Source type: General]

[15][16] .Improvements include advanced scenery allocation and more detailed space terrain, such as floating space platforms with planets and asteroids in the background.^ Floating space platforms, with planets and asteroids in the background, will help to make the scenery more vivid and real in its appearance.

^ There will also be advanced scenery allocation and the terrain of the planet will be more detailed.

^ Replays will have much more info available in them that will include more detailed stat tracking, as well as other useful eSports related features.
  • Battle.net - English Forums -> Karune Q&A Batch Archive 16 January 2010 18:018 UTC forums.battle.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Small cliffs, extensions, and even advertising signs were also shown to have been improved and refined.[15]
The new Terran briefing system allows the player to explore the inside of the battlecruiser Hyperion.
.The single-player aspect of StarCraft II has also been altered substantially from the original game.^ In the new game, there will be a difference in the single player aspect.

^ What's so exciting about StarCraft II's single player?
  • StarCraft II Developers Talk Single Player Interview | IncGamers 16 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.incgamers.com [Source type: General]

^ "Several" units from the original StarCraft will be present in the single-player campaign.
  • StarCraft II - StarCraft Wiki - StarCraft and StarCraft II units, races, features and news 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC starcraft.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The Terran campaign shown at BlizzCon 2007 replaced the original StarCraft briefing room with an interactive version of the battlecruiser Hyperion, with Jim Raynor, now a bitter and hard-drinking mercenary captain, as the central character.^ StarCraft II Playable at BlizzCon 2007 .
  • Starcraft II 16 January 2010 18:018 UTC my.curse.com [Source type: General]

^ Instead of the briefing room of the original game, this sequel starts with an interactive version of the battlecruiser Hyperion.

^ BlizzCon 2007 StarCraft II Demo .
  • Starcraft II 16 January 2010 18:018 UTC my.curse.com [Source type: General]

.In a departure from previous Blizzard games, the campaign is non-linear, with Raynor taking jobs for money and using that money to buy additional units and upgrades.^ The campaigns are also non-linear in which Raynor can take jobs for pay and use that money to purchase additional supplies.

^ Additionally, players can opt to buy campaign-only technology upgrades for their units.
  • Starcraft 2 Australia - News, Videos, Units, Buildings, Races, Forums, Release Date 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC www.starcraft2.com.au [Source type: General]

^ I am sure every Protoss fan will love this part of the Campaign!” “That being said, the Protoss mini-campaign will not prepare you for the multiplayer as Protoss, you won't be using all units or getting to know buildings and upgrades,” the Blizzard employee added.
  • StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty Not Quite All Terran, All the Time After All | Maximum PC 16 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.maximumpc.com [Source type: General]

.Although each playthrough will vary, the end result will remain consistent keeping the storyline linear.^ However, the end result will remain the same to keep a linear storyline, although the Zerg and Protoss campaigns will be different from that of the Terrans.

.Vice president Rob Pardo has stressed that each campaign will function very differently.^ This part of the campaign mode is of course way shorter than the Terran part, but it is very fun to have a very different playstyle to add even more variety to the game."
  • Posts tagged Starcraft 2 at Big Download Blog 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC news.bigdownload.com [Source type: General]
  • Posts tagged Starcraft ii at Big Download Blog 16 January 2010 18:018 UTC news.bigdownload.com [Source type: General]

^ Each campaign will be very different, with [Blizzard bossman] Pardo announcing the Zerg campaign will contain RPG elements.
  • Starcraft-2 | Rock, Paper, Shotgun: My regret only costs £1.50 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC www.rockpapershotgun.com [Source type: General]

^ Blizzard’s Vice President of Game Design Rob Pardo wants us to think about Starcraft 2 ’s two followups, containing the Zerg and Protoss single player campaigns, as expansion packs, so does that mean they won’t contain as much gameplay as the Terran-based initial game?
  • Keen and Graev’s Gaming Blog » StarCraft 2 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC www.keenandgraev.com [Source type: General]

[17] .The Terran campaign, Wings of Liberty, will place players in a mercenary style campaign, as Terran rebel Jim Raynor performs missions for cash.^ Starcraft 2 Terran campaign 'Wings of Liberty' will arrive first.
  • Starcraft 2 Beta, Starcraft 2 News, Starcraft 2 Release Date, and the Evolution of Starcraft 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC www.starcraft2news.rageofwar.net [Source type: General]

^ How do players customize their army in the single-player campaign of Wings of Liberty?
  • Starcraft 2 Australia - News, Videos, Units, Buildings, Races, Forums, Release Date 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC www.starcraft2.com.au [Source type: General]

^ Tagged jimmy raynor , new starcraft 2 , raynor , starcraft 2 , starcraft 2 single player , starcraft 2 terran campaign , starcraft wings of liberty , terran campaign , terran single player .

.The second release, the Zerg campaign Heart of the Swarm, will have RPG elements.^ Zerg: Heart of the Swarm (mid-2010?

^ Each campaign will be very different, with [Blizzard bossman] Pardo announcing the Zerg campaign will contain RPG elements.
  • Starcraft-2 | Rock, Paper, Shotgun: My regret only costs £1.50 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC www.rockpapershotgun.com [Source type: General]

^ He also said that Starcraft II is to be released as a trilogy of games, starting with Wings of Liberty, focused on the Terrans, followed by Heart of the Swarm, revolving around the Zerg, and finally Legacy of the Void, devoted to the Protoss.
  • Starcraft 2 release date delayed to first half of 2010. | Gaming News Link 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC www.gamingnewslink.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The player will level up the Queen of Blades, Kerrigan, throughout the missions.^ This ability could also no doubt open up some interesting assassination type single player missions as well with the Ghost.
  • Battle.net - English Forums -> Karune Q&A Batch Archive 16 January 2010 18:018 UTC forums.battle.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The campaigns will be a tree-shaped arrangement, enabling players to choose different passages, level-ups and bonuses.
  • StarCraft II - StarCraft Wiki - StarCraft and StarCraft II units, races, features and news 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC starcraft.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ (Insane does live up to its name - Wez) Players can choose different paths in the Campaign with each level providing different monetary rewards to the player and new units.
  • Starcraft 2 Australia - News, Videos, Units, Buildings, Races, Forums, Release Date 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC www.starcraft2.com.au [Source type: General]

.In the last expansion, the Protoss campaign Legacy of the Void, the dark templar Zeratul will have to employ diplomacy between Protoss tribes to acquire units and technologies for each mission.^ Protoss: Legacy of the Void (mid-2011?

^ This unit can be made from any 2 templars, Dark+Dark, High+High, or Dark+High.

^ In todays article, we are covering the Protoss Dark Templar hero, Zeratul.

.Each campaign should span 26-30 missions.^ I think I read that each campaign will consist of 26 to 30 missions.

^ Each campaign can also include more missions (the developers are targeting 26 to 30 for the first game alone), more interactive settings for players to explore, and more pre-rendered and in-game cinematics than would have been possible within a single game.

^ Each campaign should total up to 30 missions, and each pack will introduce new multiplayer content.
  • StarCraft II - Wings of Liberty, StarCraft II PC Previews | GamesRadar 16 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.gamesradar.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[18][19]
.Lead Designer Dustin Browder has discussed with Shacknews some of the unique missions that may be included in the Wings of Liberty campaign.^ But lead designer Dustin Browder talks faster.
  • StarCraft II First Impressions | PC | Eurogamer 16 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.eurogamer.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The lead designer for StarCraft II is Dustin Browder .
  • StarCraft II - StarCraft Wiki - StarCraft and StarCraft II units, races, features and news 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC starcraft.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Protoss campaign in wings of liberty?
  • SC2GG - Your Gateway to StarCraft -> StarCraft 2 Discussion 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC sc2gg.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In one level, lava floods the battlefield every five minutes, forcing the player to move their units to high ground or watch their units get destroyed.^ Of the levels I got to play, one had you protecting a convoy trying to shuttle civilians to a starport while being constantly attacked by Zerg, another one had you trying to harvest crystals on a volcanic planet where lava would flood low terrain every five minutes, and there was even a very clever level where you were trying to steal an artifact from the Protoss.
  • Destructoid - Preview: StarCraft II single-player 16 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.destructoid.com [Source type: General]

^ Units from all the three races are captured in the video, you can watch it in high quality here .
  • techPowerUp! News :: New Star Craft 2 Details Emerge 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC www.techpowerup.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Our goal is that every unit will have some use against each race, but that players will tend to prefer certain units against certain races.
  • Battle.net - English Forums -> Karune Q&A Batch Archive 16 January 2010 18:018 UTC forums.battle.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In another mission, enemy units will only attack the player at night.^ It can then only attack ground units.

^ The corrupted unit is only allowed to attack air units and will do so if an enemy air unit flies by.
  • Starcraft 2 League 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC www.sc2league.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
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^ New units available in the expansions can only be accessed if a player buys the expansion.
  • StarCraft II - StarCraft Wiki - StarCraft and StarCraft II units, races, features and news 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC starcraft.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The last mission Browder discussed was one where the player tries to influence the tide of an AI controlled battle with only a single unit, a Ghost.^ It will only be able to heal a single unit at one time.
  • Starcraft 2 League 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC www.sc2league.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Battle.net - English Forums -> Karune Q&A Batch Archive 16 January 2010 18:018 UTC forums.battle.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ As confirmed by Blizzard's European community team in a Battle.net message board post, the single player campaign for Wings of Liberty will have a main Terran campaign and "a Protoss mini-campaign that lets you control Protoss units.
  • Posts tagged Starcraft 2 at Big Download Blog 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC news.bigdownload.com [Source type: General]
  • Posts tagged Starcraft ii at Big Download Blog 16 January 2010 18:018 UTC news.bigdownload.com [Source type: General]

^ Each mission unlocks a single unit, and that unit is key to that mission, even if they're useful for all the other missions.

.The single player missions will be highly customizable.^ This ability could also no doubt open up some interesting assassination type single player missions as well with the Ghost.
  • Battle.net - English Forums -> Karune Q&A Batch Archive 16 January 2010 18:018 UTC forums.battle.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ How do missions work in the single-player campaign?
  • Starcraft 2 Australia - News, Videos, Units, Buildings, Races, Forums, Release Date 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC www.starcraft2.com.au [Source type: General]

^ In the single player, you said we can choose from the missions and the way we want to go forward.
  • Battle.net - English Forums -> Karune Q&A Batch Archive 16 January 2010 18:018 UTC forums.battle.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In between missions, players can choose units, buildings and upgrades that are not available in the multiplayer missions.^ Not all units or buildings will be available in that mini-campaign because it's merely used to tell a story rather than to show players how to play as Protoss.
  • Starcraft News | StarcraftWire.net The Unofficial StarCraft 2 Site! 16 January 2010 18:018 UTC starcraft.incgamers.com [Source type: General]

^ Units Update: Zerg Queen The Zerg Queen , limited to one per player at any given time, can be used to build base defenses on enemy creep in Starcraft 2.
  • Starcraft 2 Beta, Starcraft 2 News, Starcraft 2 Release Date, and the Evolution of Starcraft 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC www.starcraft2news.rageofwar.net [Source type: General]

^ Players will be able to view briefings that detail mission objectives, show how many credits are rewarded for completion, and tell you which new unit, if any, is unlocked by taking on the mission.
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[20]
.Galaxy Editor, replaces the StarEdit as StarCraft II's campaign editor.^ The all-powerful Starcraft 2 Galaxy Editor .
  • Starcraft 2 release date delayed to first half of 2010. | Gaming News Link 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC www.gamingnewslink.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Will StarCraft II include a map editor?
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^ Each of the three StarCraft II campaigns -- terran Wings of Liberty , zerg Heart of the Swarm and protoss Legacy of the Void -- will be released as separate products.
  • StarCraft II - StarCraft Wiki - StarCraft and StarCraft II units, races, features and news 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC starcraft.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.It will be more sophisticated than StarCraft's StarEdit and WarCraft III's World Editor for creating custom maps and mods.^ The StarCraft II Map Editor will improve upon the World Editor from Warcraft III in every way.
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^ The biggest change in map creation with Starcraft 2 will be in the data editor.

^ That's a lot more than you'd expect from a simple "map editor."
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.Units from the original StarCraft not in the multiplayer version of StarCraft II, along with units and abilities that were scrapped during the development process, will be available in the editor.^ Map Editor (available also for any other unit)?
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^ What will be available to players in the StarCraft II Marketplace?
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  • Planet Starcraft - News, Screenshots, Previews, Reviews, Guides 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC planetstarcraft.gamespy.com [Source type: General]

^ The original content was at StarCraft II .
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[21] .Chris Sigaty, Lead Producer, has also stated that the editor will give players the ability to create RPG, Hero-type units and structures resembling those from WarCraft III.[22] At Blizzcon 2009, Blizzard demonstrated a build of the Galaxy Editor showcasing its capabilities, such as the ability to customize the User-Interface to include features such as the Item system from Warcraft III, Blizzard also commented that it would like to include a Third-Person style perspective for missions though it may not be in the final build.^ How does "Hero" support differ from the Warcraft III Editor?
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^ The player pushes a button to create each individual unit from the group of structures.
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^ Demonstration of Third Person RPG with custom User Interface, communicating with NPC, moving around in buildings and underground.
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[23]

Units

.StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty features approximately the same number of units as the original game.^ It has announced that the StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty will have an extra feature, ...
  • Starcraft II - news tag - Softpedia 16 January 2010 18:018 UTC news.softpedia.com [Source type: General]

^ You may be looking for StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty .
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^ Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty as a vaporware?
  • Starcraft News | StarcraftWire.net The Unofficial StarCraft 2 Site! 16 January 2010 18:018 UTC starcraft.incgamers.com [Source type: General]

[24] .Some units from the original game are returning, some featuring new upgrades and abilities.^ Some of these Starcraft 2 units are new and others have been retained from the original game and have been upgraded.

^ StarCraft II retains some units from the original game , although some of these units have been given new abilities.
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^ There are also new tricks for the units that remain from the original game.

.For example, the Protoss zealot, a melee unit from the original game, now has the ability to dash forward and quickly reach nearby enemies as a refinement of their speed upgrade from the original.^ McNaughton showed a Protoss Zealot as an example.

^ The original Protoss Shuttle was a boring unit.

^ One example is the Protoss zealot, which will have the ability to move rapidly when in combat.

Other units have been replaced or removed entirely.[25][26] .Other changes to unit design have been inspired by story events in StarCraft and its expansion, Brood War, replacing old units with new or renamed versions which sport different attributes and abilities.^ Score: 0 are u talking about Starcraft Expansion set: Brood War?

^ Click for changes to Starcraft Protoss units .
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^ "StarCraft," and the expansion “Brood Wars,” have sold nearly 10 million units.

[25]
.Units in Starcraft II have new abilities, compared to the original, that encourage more complex interaction with the game environment.^ StarCraft II will feature fewer, more epic movies compared to the original.
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^ Some of these Starcraft 2 units are new and others have been retained from the original game and have been upgraded.

^ StarCraft II retains some units from the original game , although some of these units have been given new abilities.
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.Among these are the inclusion of units that can traverse varying levels of terrain,[15] or have the ability to teleport short distances.^ There will be units that can travel over different types of terrain or have the ability to teleport over short distances when they need to escape.

^ This unit is the fastest ground unit in the game which traverses terrain without even having a spotter.
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^ StarCraft II retains some units from the original game , although some of these units have been given new abilities.
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[25] .Some Protoss units can be warped in to pylon-powered areas using the Warp Gate, a slight modification of the existing building called the Gateway.^ In lore Protoss warp in their units and buildings from some far planet.
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^ The Mothership now allows Protoss Gateways that have converted to Warp Gates to be able to warp units straight to the Mothership.
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^ Will the Robotics Facility have a similar upgrade to the Warp Gate allowing it to warp units in?
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[25][27] .Starcraft II's campaign will also have exclusive units which would only be playable in the campaign and not in the multiplayer modes of the game.^ TVG: Are there any new modes for Multiplayer in StarCraft II? .

^ StarCraft II will support a windowed mode.
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^ Only looking forward to StarCraft II’s multiplayer?
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.These mostly consist of units which have been scrapped from development such as the Terran Cobra as well as various returning units from the original Starcraft such as the Terran Goliath, Wraith and Vulture.^ Categories : StarCraft Terran units .
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^ StarCraft: Ghost Terran units .
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^ These will include various units from the original StarCraft, such as the Protoss Dragoon.
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[28]

StarCraft II Marketplace

.A major new addition to the map-making community is going to be the StarCraft II Marketplace where high quality maps will be sold for a small fee as "premium maps" over Battle.net.^ Will StarCraft II make any changes to this setback?
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^ Is the Tauren Marine going to be included in the StarCraft II map editor?
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^ Starcraft II - news tag - Softpedia .
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The mode of payment has not yet been announced.
.Dustin Browder has mentioned that even maps like player-created DotA (Defense of the Ancients) in Warcraft III would not meet the quality requirements to be branded as a premium map.^ Warning this game has high system requirements **I would recommend Pentium 4, 2.5-3Ghz **Press Q to adjust quality if the game is running slow .

^ Chat with Devs: One of the most popular questions we get when it comes to creating UMS (User Map Settings) games or mods is: Will there be a DotA for StarCraft II? For those who are not familiar, DotA (Defense of the Ancients), is a popular UMS game created for Warcraft III. StarCraft compared to Warcraft III, does not focus on heroes as much, and heroes or units do not have the same experience gaining mechanic as Warcraft III, making it difficult to imagine how a game like DotA could be reproduced for StarCraft.
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^ No to a DotA-like mod/map for StarCraft II Can Blizzard top itself with 'StarCraft 2?'

[29]

Synopsis

Characters and setting

.The campaign storyline of StarCraft II takes place four years after StarCraft: Brood War,[30] and features the return of a number of characters from the original series; including Zeratul, Arcturus Mengsk, Artanis, Sarah Kerrigan, and Jim Raynor.^ Will the Campaign have as many videos as the original Starcraft?
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^ StarCraft II Zeratul cinematic .
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^ The original content was at StarCraft II .
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.Players will also revisit original series' worlds, like Char, Mar Sara, and Braxis; as well as new worlds, such as the jungle planet Bel'Shir.^ Char is back [165] as is Mar Sara .
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^ One of the new worlds is Bel’Shir, a jungle Protoss world that was a religious retreat until it was attacked by the Zerg; it now houses many ruined temples.
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^ The story mode in Wings of Liberty is either in a small bar on the desert planet Mar Sara (for the first three missions), or the interior of the massive spaceship Hyperion.
  • StarCraft II Developers Talk Single Player Interview | IncGamers 16 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.incgamers.com [Source type: General]

.It has been confirmed that the Xel'Naga, the ancient space-faring race responsible for creating the Protoss and the Zerg, will play a major role in the story.^ The three races are the Terran , Protoss , and Zerg .

^ Their role is mostly restricted to "story space".
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^ The Zerg story will begin from the end of the Terran story, and Protoss story will begin from the end of the Zerg story.
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[17]

Backstory

A Zerg colony gathering resources and expanding military
.At the conclusion of Brood War, Kerrigan and her Zerg forces became the dominant faction in the Koprulu Sector, having annihilated the United Earth Directorate's Expeditionary Force, defeated the Terran Dominion, and invaded the Protoss homeworld of Aiur.^ Goliaths were further upgraded with the arrival of the United Earth Directorate in the Koprulu Sector.
  • Goliath - StarCraft Wiki - StarCraft and StarCraft II units, races, features and news 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC starcraft.wikia.com [Source type: Reference]

^ When you get to the Zerg campaign you'll get new Zerg units, new Terran units, new Protoss units."
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^ Although the Dominion retained goliaths for a period of time after the Brood War, [14] as did LarsCorp, [15] goliaths were eventually put out of service, no longer part of the Dominion Armed Forces .
  • Goliath - StarCraft Wiki - StarCraft and StarCraft II units, races, features and news 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC starcraft.wikia.com [Source type: Reference]

.However, after the conclusion of Brood War, Kerrigan retreats to Char, despite having more than enough power to crush all remaining resistance in the Koprulu Sector.^ I was hoping for 1 more after Brood War, actually.
  • Gamasutra - News - BlizzCon: StarCraft 2 To Release As Trilogy Of Games 16 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.gamasutra.com [Source type: General]

^ This is really not that op, despite that Zerg can lay down more changelings than Terrans can scan, scan detects units, changelings simply provide vision.
  • Starcraft News | StarcraftWire.net The Unofficial StarCraft 2 Site! 16 January 2010 18:018 UTC starcraft.incgamers.com [Source type: General]

^ Of course Starcraft DID have a sequel of sorts (Brood War – OK, more of an expansion than a sequel, but it DID change the game a fair bit – Mutalisks go from awesome to pwned).
  • Twenty Sided » Blog Archive » Starcraft II 16 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.shamusyoung.com [Source type: General]

.In the four years leading up to the events of StarCraft II, she has not been seen or heard from by any of the other characters; although her ultimate attack may come at any moment.^ Last year Blizzard announced that Starcraft II is coming.
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^ The StarCraft II storyline will continue 4 years after the events of Brood War.
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^ It all lead up to this: StarCraft II .
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[31]
.Arcturus Mengsk has been left to rebuild the Dominion, and is consolidating his power while fending off harassment from rival Terran groups.^ When he was subsequently liberated by Arcturus Mengsk's Sons of Korhal, an anti-Confederate revolutionary group, Raynor chose to fight alongside them.
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^ The Kel-Morian Combine and Umojan Protectorate are currently independent from the Dominion, which is trying to consolidate its power.
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.Valerian Mengsk, a character introduced in the novel Firstborn, will play an important role in Dominion politics, due to his position as heir apparent to the throne.^ When you are playing the part of a Protoss character, it is important that you build a Phase Prism.

.Meanwhile, Jim Raynor, whose role in the events of StarCraft and Brood War has been marginalized by the media under the Dominion's control, has been reduced to mercenary status, and has been shown to be doing business with the "Moebius Foundation", a new faction which is interested in ancient Xel'Naga artifacts.^ The StarCraft II storyline will continue 4 years after the events of Brood War.
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^ Any word on if the Xel'Naga are a playable faction?
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^ As fans are no doubt aware, StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty begins with series hero Jim Raynor operating as a mercenary fugitive.
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.Chris Metzen, Vice President of Creative Development at Blizzard, has emphasized that by the events of StarCraft II, Raynor has become jaded and embittered by the way he was used and betrayed by Arcturus Mengsk.^ Either way, I was happy; it's StarCraft II !
  • Destructoid - Preview: StarCraft II multiplayer 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC www.destructoid.com [Source type: General]

^ Blizzard , starcraft II .
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^ Blizzard outlines StarCraft II gameplay .
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.Other new characters to the series include Tychus Findlay, first introduced in the StarCraft II teaser cinematic, a marine who will be a member of Raynor's crew, and Matt Horner, Raynor's second in command, a character originally featured in the novel Queen of Blades.^ StarCraft II will feature new soundtracks by Glen Stafford, the soundtrack composer for StarCraft .
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^ The new game, as rumored , is Starcraft II. .
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^ Will StarCraft II include a map editor?
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[31]
.Following the fall of Aiur and the death of their matriarch Raszagal, the Protoss have retreated to the dark templar homeworld of Shakuras.^ The dark templar are powerful psionic warriors whose forebears were exiled from the protoss homeworld of Aiur over a thousand years ago.

^ The only character that could potentially appear in the game is unfortunately the Protoss Dark Templar.
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^ The stewards of Tassadar shall not fall while the Dark Templar live.

.There, Artanis, a former student of Tassadar, is trying to unify the Khalai Protoss and the dark templar, who have nearly separated into a tribal mindset as a result of centuries of distrust.^ The dark templar are powerful psionic warriors whose forebears were exiled from the protoss homeworld of Aiur over a thousand years ago.

^ The StarCraft II Trilogy The game will be split into three separate products, based around the terran , zerg and protoss campaigns respectively.
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^ They were intended to act as primary command ships to lead vast armadas of protoss explorers into the darkness of deep space and bring them safely home again.

Zeratul, tormented over the murder of his matriarch, has disappeared to search for clues to the meaning of Samir Duran's cryptic statements regarding the Protoss/Zerg hybrids in Brood War's secret mission "Dark Origin".[31]

Cast

.StarCraft II has several new and returning voice actors.^ As of September 2009 StarCraft II has 58 unique voice actors.
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^ Starcraft II - news tag - Softpedia .
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^ The new game, as rumored , is Starcraft II. .
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The voice director of the game is Andrea Romano.[32] .Over 58 voice actors were hired with some voicing multiple characters.^ There are 58 unique voice actors participating, with some voicing multiple roles, and the number may increase as the game gets closer to release.
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^ As of September 2009 StarCraft II has 58 unique voice actors.
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^ You buried this comment Comment below viewing threshold Show They aren't using the same voice actors for major characters.
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[33]

Development

.The development of StarCraft II was announced on May 19, 2007, at the Blizzard Worldwide Invitational in Seoul, South Korea.^ May 19, 2007 Return to the war-torn galaxy of Starcraft!
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^ Starcraft II warps into Seoul .
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^ StarCraft II is a sequel to the real-time strategy game StarCraft , announced on May 19, 2007, at the Blizzard World Wide Invitational in Seoul, South Korea.
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[35][36] .Blizzard set a release date for the first public beta to summer 2009, but failed to make the release date.^ No release date has been set.
  • Top Videogames for 2010: StarCraft II, God of War III and More - WSJ.com 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC online.wsj.com [Source type: General]

^ Based on recent financials posted by Activation for the first quarter it looks like the release date for Starcraft II and Singularity have been pushed back.
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^ StarCraft 2 UI Screenshots (March 29) Blizzard has released another set of screenshots from StarCraft 2, revealing an early version of the replay user interface.
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[37] .StarCraft II is being developed, under the codename Medusa,[38] for concurrent release on Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X.^ StarCraft II will support a windowed mode.
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^ StarCraft II is being developed, under the codename Medusa, for concurrent release on Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X. Blizzard has not yet announced a release date.
  • Starcraft 2 release date delayed to first half of 2010. | Gaming News Link 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC www.gamingnewslink.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ StarCraft II targeting an '09 release .
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.Blizzard has not yet announced a release date.^ As yet no release date has been announced.

^ Blizzard has not yet announced a release date for StarCraft 2.
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^ Blizzard expects the game to be released faster than the usual 3-4 year period after a game is announced.
  • StarCraft II - StarCraft Wiki - StarCraft and StarCraft II units, races, features and news 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC starcraft.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[10] .Development on the game, initially delayed for a year by the temporary reassignment of Blizzard's resources to World of Warcraft,[39] began in 2003, shortly after Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne was released.^ Development on the game, initially delayed for a year by the temporary reassignment of Blizzard’s resources to World of Warcraft, began in 2003, shortly after Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne was released.
  • Starcraft 2 release date delayed to first half of 2010. | Gaming News Link 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC www.gamingnewslink.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ 'No game can topple World of Warcraft' .
  • PC News: StarCraft 2 gets Protoss 'mini-campaign' - ComputerAndVideoGames.com 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC computerandvideogames.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This is the first game that Blizzard, the developers of World of Warcraft, have produced since that MMO took over the world.

[40] .According to Rob Pardo and Chris Sigaty, development for StarCraft II was put on hold for a year in 2005 due to the assistance needed for World of Warcraft.^ According to Rob Pardo and Chris Sigaty, development for StarCraft II was put on hold for a year in 2005 due to the assistance needed for World of Warcraft.
  • Starcraft 2 release date delayed to first half of 2010. | Gaming News Link 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC www.gamingnewslink.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I'm still holding out for World of Starcraft .
  • Starcraft 2 | Gamers' Quarantine | Cracked.com Forums 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC www.cracked.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Development on the game, initially delayed for a year by the temporary reassignment of Blizzard’s resources to World of Warcraft, began in 2003, shortly after Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne was released.
  • Starcraft 2 release date delayed to first half of 2010. | Gaming News Link 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC www.gamingnewslink.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[41]
.StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty will support the DirectX 9 (Pixel shader 2.0) software and will be fully compatible with DirectX 10 as well, although the development team has not yet decided whether to add exclusive DirectX 10 graphic effects.^ It has announced that the StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty will have an extra feature, ...
  • Starcraft II - news tag - Softpedia 16 January 2010 18:018 UTC news.softpedia.com [Source type: General]

^ You may be looking for StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty .
  • StarCraft II - StarCraft Wiki - StarCraft and StarCraft II units, races, features and news 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC starcraft.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty as a vaporware?
  • Starcraft News | StarcraftWire.net The Unofficial StarCraft 2 Site! 16 January 2010 18:018 UTC starcraft.incgamers.com [Source type: General]

[1] The Mac version will use OpenGL. .The game will also feature the Havok physics engine,[1][42] which allows for more realistic environmental elements such as "debris rolling down a ramp".[35] Additionally, there are plans to implement VoIP into the game.^ The game will also feature the Havok physics engine, allowing realistic interaction with the environment, such as "debris roll(ing) down a ramp".
  • StarCraft II - StarCraft Wiki - StarCraft and StarCraft II units, races, features and news 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC starcraft.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Physics system lets debris from Warp Ray roll down a ramp.
  • Blizzard's Worldwide Invitational -- The StarCraft 2 Announcement - PC story - at IGN 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC pc.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Blizzard's Worldwide Invitational -- The StarCraft 2 Announcement - PC story - at IGN 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC uk.pc.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ StarCraft II will also feature a custom 3D-graphics engine with realistic physics and the ability to render several large, highly detailed units and massive armies on-screen simultaneously.
  • Destructoid - Captain Obvious presents: Starcraft 2's official announcement! 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC www.destructoid.com [Source type: General]

[43]
.Since the announcement, fans have also been able to participate in the development of StarCraft II through feedback and questions on fansites and forums.^ The announcement took place inside the Olympic Gymnastics Arena, in front of thousands of attendees, who received a presentation that included a StarCraft II cinematic trailer and a gameplay demonstration by the development team.
  • Destructoid - Captain Obvious presents: Starcraft 2's official announcement! 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC www.destructoid.com [Source type: General]

^ Blizzard pointed out that since StarCraft II is still pre-alpha, most things are subject to change.

^ It was recently announced that Starcraft II will not have LAN support and the internet has been a buzz ever since!
  • Starcraft II 16 January 2010 18:018 UTC my.curse.com [Source type: General]

.Periodically, Blizzard Entertainment provides Q&A batches, web pages about the units, buildings, and lore, podcasts (titled "BlizzCast"), and posts from Blizzard employees on forums.^ Post new comment Comment: * Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • What Starcraft 2 Fans Ought to Know About the Release Date | Starcraft 2 Center 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC www.starcraft2center.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ StarCraft II ’s lore will be supported by several novels authorized by Blizzard Entertainment .
  • StarCraft II - StarCraft Wiki - StarCraft and StarCraft II units, races, features and news 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC starcraft.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You could read a lot about the different units and buildings, see movies and screenshots, hear about the gameplay experiences.
  • Starcraft 2 League 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC www.sc2league.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[44] .The Starcraft II community is made aware of internal development processes by an official representative that went by the name of Karune (Kevin Yu) on the Battle.net Discussion Forums.^ Official StarCraft II website Blizzard Entertainment Battle.net StarCraft 2 wallpapers .

^ Starcraft, Battle.net and friends .
  • World of Warcraft - English (NA) Forums -> StarCraft II 16 January 2010 18:018 UTC forums.worldofwarcraft.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Battle.net StarCraft General Discussion Forum.
  • StarCraft II - StarCraft Wiki - StarCraft and StarCraft II units, races, features and news 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC starcraft.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Karune regularly posted Q&A on the Battle.net forums to answer various fansite questions about the game.^ Who cares about Battle.net ?
  • Starcraft 2 release date delayed to first half of 2010. | Gaming News Link 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC www.gamingnewslink.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Mike Morhaime expected the game to launch by the end of 2009 [12] but this has been delayed to at least 2010 to give adequate time to prepare Battle.net .
  • StarCraft II - StarCraft Wiki - StarCraft and StarCraft II units, races, features and news 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC starcraft.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Ancientdefender (Battle.net) If Spider Mines stay in the game, then there will be hovering units.
  • Starcraft II 16 January 2010 18:018 UTC my.curse.com [Source type: General]
  • Battle.net - English Forums -> Karune Q&A Batch Archive 16 January 2010 18:018 UTC forums.battle.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Furthermore, occasionally Battle reports of the latest alpha build of Starcraft II were put up on the official Starcraft II website which were commentated by Lead Designer Dustin Browder and Blizzard eSports Team Member Robert Simpson.^ StarCraft 2 Battle Report 4 What do you know?
  • Starcraft 2 Beta, Starcraft 2 News, Starcraft 2 Release Date, and the Evolution of Starcraft 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC www.starcraft2news.rageofwar.net [Source type: General]

^ But lead designer Dustin Browder talks faster.
  • StarCraft II First Impressions | PC | Eurogamer 16 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.eurogamer.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The lead designer for StarCraft II is Dustin Browder .
  • StarCraft II - StarCraft Wiki - StarCraft and StarCraft II units, races, features and news 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC starcraft.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.At the June 2008 Blizzard Worldwide Invitational, Blizzard Executive Vice President Rob Pardo was quoted as saying that development of the campaign was one-third complete.^ June, 2009 [ 2 ] Developer Blizzard Entertainment .
  • StarCraft II First Impressions | PC | Eurogamer 16 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.eurogamer.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ III. At the June 2008 Blizzard Worldwide Invitational, Blizzard Executive Vice President Rob Pardo was quoted as saying that development of the campaign was one-third complete.
  • Starcraft 2 release date delayed to first half of 2010. | Gaming News Link 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC www.gamingnewslink.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ At BlizzCon 2008, Blizzard announced that, unlike the original StarCraft or the Brood War expansion pack, which each contained three separate campaigns, StarCraft II will ship as three games which focus on one of the three factions.
  • StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty (video game) - giantbomb.com 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC www.giantbomb.com [Source type: General]

[45] .He also said that Starcraft II is to be released as a trilogy of games, starting with Wings of Liberty, focused on the Terrans, followed by Heart of the Swarm, revolving around the Zerg, and finally Legacy of the Void, devoted to the Protoss.^ Each of the three StarCraft II campaigns -- terran Wings of Liberty , zerg Heart of the Swarm and protoss Legacy of the Void -- will be released as separate products.
  • StarCraft II - StarCraft Wiki - StarCraft and StarCraft II units, races, features and news 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC starcraft.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The StarCraft II Trilogy The game will be split into three separate products, based around the terran , zerg and protoss campaigns respectively.
  • StarCraft II - StarCraft Wiki - StarCraft and StarCraft II units, races, features and news 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC starcraft.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It has announced that the StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty will have an extra feature, ...
  • Starcraft II - news tag - Softpedia 16 January 2010 18:018 UTC news.softpedia.com [Source type: General]

[46] .Since May 6, 2009, it is possible to sign up for the beta phase of the game, although an exact date for the start of the Beta has not yet been announced [47].^ As yet no release date has been announced.

^ There are beta sign ups on .
  • What Starcraft 2 Fans Ought to Know About the Release Date | Starcraft 2 Center 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC www.starcraft2center.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Please note the beta has not been announced yet .
  • StarCraft II - StarCraft Wiki - StarCraft and StarCraft II units, races, features and news 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC starcraft.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[4] .On February 25, 2009, Blizzard announced the Blizzard Theme Park Contest where prizes would include two beta keys for Starcraft II.[48] In the updated news and updates page of battle.net for Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne it states the top 20 players from each realm will be given a SC2 Beta Key.^ Beta Keys to be added to Contests .
  • StarCraft II - StarCraft Wiki - StarCraft and StarCraft II units, races, features and news 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC starcraft.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Update: I just learned about the new Battle.net and its features.
  • Keen and Graev’s Gaming Blog » StarCraft 2 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC www.keenandgraev.com [Source type: General]

^ Filed under: Battle.net , Blizzard , Starcraft 2 .
  • SC2 Blog | Starcraft 2 News, Rumors, Interviews, Reviews, Videos and more 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC www.sc2blog.com [Source type: General]

[49] .In November 2009, the game's producer Chris Sigaty confirmed there will be no public beta for the game taking place in 2009 but assured fans of the title that it will happen next year.^ November 5, 2009 @ 8:38 pm What the hell the half of next year!
  • Starcraft 2 release date delayed to first half of 2010. | Gaming News Link 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC www.gamingnewslink.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ No StarCraft II beta until next year [ 12 ] .
  • StarCraft II First Impressions | PC | Eurogamer 16 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.eurogamer.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ And this entire relationship becomes moot if aerial Unit D is present and there are no air defenses or if the allotment of resources on the map makes B and D too expensive to produce in bulk.
  • Twenty Sided » Blog Archive » Starcraft II 16 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.shamusyoung.com [Source type: General]

[50]
.Rob Pardo indicated in a June interview that LAN support would not be included in StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty.^ It has announced that the StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty will have an extra feature, ...
  • Starcraft II - news tag - Softpedia 16 January 2010 18:018 UTC news.softpedia.com [Source type: General]

^ You may be looking for StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty .
  • StarCraft II - StarCraft Wiki - StarCraft and StarCraft II units, races, features and news 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC starcraft.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ II. Rob Pardo indicated in a June interview that LAN support would not be included in StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty.
  • Starcraft 2 release date delayed to first half of 2010. | Gaming News Link 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC www.gamingnewslink.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[51][52][53] .Removing LAN has the effect of forcing players to connect through Blizzard's servers, Battle.net, before playing multiplayer locally.^ There will be tutorials for protoss and zerg which players can view before playing them on battle.net .
  • StarCraft II - StarCraft Wiki - StarCraft and StarCraft II units, races, features and news 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC starcraft.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Removing LAN has the effect of forcing players to connect through Blizzard’s servers, Battle.net, before playing multiplayer locally.
  • Starcraft 2 release date delayed to first half of 2010. | Gaming News Link 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC www.gamingnewslink.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Players will be able to play these maps on the new Battle.net.
  • Starcraft 2 Australia - News, Videos, Units, Buildings, Races, Forums, Release Date 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC www.starcraft2.com.au [Source type: General]

.This has created a large amount of protest mainly in the form of online petitions, and calls for boycotting the game.^ Truth be told an online petition does not amount to alot anymore, but it's a start.

[54] .It has been reported that Blizzard is considering implementing a system whereby a LAN connection is possible after first authenticating with Battle.net.^ Another battle report from Blizzard...
  • Starcraft 2 Beta, Starcraft 2 News, Starcraft 2 Release Date, and the Evolution of Starcraft 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC www.starcraft2news.rageofwar.net [Source type: General]

^ I bought the original SC years ago and I have played on Battle.net less than 20 battles...though on LAN i play almost every other week.
  • Starcraft 2 LAN Petition - StarCraft 2 16 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.starcraft-fans.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He pointed out for many Blizzard real-time strategy games players who had finished the single player component and went on to play on Battle.Net for the very first time were painfully unprepared for what awaited them when playing against experienced players.
  • DailyTech - Blizzard Aims for 2009 StarCraft 2 Release 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC www.dailytech.com [Source type: General]

[55] .It should be noted that a similar controversy occurred over the game Half Life 2.^ Games with no piracy measures, like Half Life One, and a few others, are still selling.
  • Starcraft 2 LAN Petition - StarCraft 2 16 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.starcraft-fans.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Look at how Counter-Strike killed "real" FPS and the game Half-Life.

^ More Tags: Diablo 3 , Ghostbusters: The Video Game , Half Life 2 , Halo 3: ODST , heartbreaks , Nintendo Wii , PC , StarCraft II , Video Game Disappointments .
  • StarCraft II: Games: UGO 16 January 2010 18:018 UTC gamesblog.ugo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[56] .In the original StarCraft, as well as many other multiplayer games, LAN is still ideal for use in tournaments for the exceptionally low latency.^ Will the Campaign have as many videos as the original Starcraft?
  • Battle.net - English Forums -> Karune Q&A Batch Archive 16 January 2010 18:018 UTC forums.battle.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Labmonkey on starcraft 2 without LAN games !!!!
  • SC2 Blog | Starcraft 2 News, Rumors, Interviews, Reviews, Videos and more 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC www.sc2blog.com [Source type: General]

^ There will still be the faster game speed settings many players are used to from the original game.
  • Battle.net - English Forums -> Karune Q&A Batch Archive 16 January 2010 18:018 UTC forums.battle.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[57]
Mike Morhaime, president of Blizzard, announced during the opening ceremony of Blizzcon 2009 that Starcraft 2 and the new Battle-net platform would be released in 2010.[58]
.Starcraft 2 has been criticized for its lengthy development time.^ This extra development time will be critical to help us realize our vision for the service.
  • Starcraft 2 release date delayed to first half of 2010. | Gaming News Link 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC www.gamingnewslink.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ First of all, the development team had been planning for a long time that StarCraft II would include two expansion sets.
  • StarcraftLive.net - Your number one source for Starcraft 2 news, information, and hijinx 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC starcraftlive.net [Source type: General]

^ An ex-Blizzard employee has confirmed Starcraft 2 has been in development for some time and Blizzard are getting ready to start the hype [...
  • Starcraft 2 » Starcraft 2 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC www.maxfreak.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Wired Magazine in its annual Vaporware Award, ranked Starcraft 2 first among the delayed technology products of 2009.[59]

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.This game is yet to be released. This article may contain information of a speculative nature, not based on actual use, as the item in question has not yet been released.^ This item has not yet been released.
  • Amazon.com: Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty: PC: Video Games 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You will also be able to choose between several overlays which will contain useful information, like the ones you can see in the upper left corner of the Battle Reports (i.e.
  • StarCraft II - StarCraft Wiki - StarCraft and StarCraft II units, races, features and news 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC starcraft.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • PC Gamer :: Tråd :: Starcraft 2 16 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.pcgamer.se [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Vaporware” means that there is doubt whether the game will actually *ever* be released (look it up.
  • Gamer’s University » Starcraft II 16 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.gamersuniversity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.If you have any substantiated information to contribute, please discuss it on the talk page.^ For more information please visit this page .
  • (Update 5) StarCraft 2 Video Trailers 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC gameshogun.ws [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This is an example of a WordPress page, you could edit this to put information about yourself or your site so readers know where you are coming from.
  • About | Starcraft II Fansite 16 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.starcraftii.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ October 14, 2008 at 01:31 AM - LINK Page 1 of 1 Comment Pages Join the Discussion Hate filling out the form below every time you comment?
  • BlizzCon 2008: Starcraft 2 getting single-player trilogy 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC www.gamertell.com [Source type: General]

Release date: 2010

Getting Started
  • Controls
  • Heroes
Strategies
  • Rushes
  • Turtling
  • Scouting
  • Expanding
  • Steamrolling
  • Guerilla
  • Ambushing
Appendices
  • Cheats
StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty
Box artwork for StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty.
Developer(s) Blizzard Entertainment
Publisher(s) Blizzard Entertainment
Release date(s)
 2010 (TBA)
Genre(s) RTS
System(s) Windows, Mac OS
Mode(s) Single player, Multiplayer
Website Official site
Preceded by StarCraft
Series StarCraft
.StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty is a military science fiction real-time strategy video game currently under development by Blizzard Entertainment as a sequel to the award-winning 1998 video game StarCraft.^ StarCraft 2 wings of liberty BETA is here!
  • StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty: Latest News, Photos and Videos 16 January 2010 18:018 UTC connect.in.com [Source type: General]

^ A recently announced game by Blizzard entertainment.

^ StarCraft 2 Drinking Game Drink each time you...
  • StarCraft 2 Drinking Game StarCraft 2 Discussion Question 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC www.allquests.com [Source type: General]

.The game is being developed for concurrent release on Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X.^ Starcraft 2 is being developed for concurrent release on Windows XP, Windows Vista and Mac.

^ StarCraft II is being developed, under the codename Medusa, for concurrent release on Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X. Blizzard has not yet announced a release date.
  • Starcraft 2 release date delayed to first half of 2010. | Gaming News Link 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC www.gamingnewslink.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Gamestop Publishes Starcraft 2 Release Date: June 2 | Counterfeitculture.com: Video game news and commentary 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC www.counterfeitculture.com [Source type: General]

^ The game is currently being developed for a simultaneous release for Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Mac OS X. It is not planned to be released on any consoles.

.The release date is based upon the game meeting Blizzard's quality standards; however, parent company Activision Blizzard anticipates Wings of Liberty to be released in the first half of 2010.^ The company's first game was Warcraft: Orcs and Humans released in 1994.
  • Starcraft 2 Game Information - Starcraft 2 - GameReplays.org 16 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.gamereplays.org [Source type: General]

^ Wings of Liberty is tentatively scheduled to arrive the first half of this year.
  • StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty features Protoss “mini-campaign” | Gamer Limit 16 January 2010 18:018 UTC gamerlimit.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You won't be playing StarCraft II : Wings of Liberty this year, as Blizzard has moved the release date of the real-time strategy game to the "first half of 2010."
  • starcraft 2 - Kotaku 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC kotaku.com [Source type: General]

.Initially conceived as a single game, StarCraft II was split during development into three installments: the base game which acquired the subtitle "Wings of Liberty", and two expansion packs, Heart of the Swarm and Legacy of the Void.^ StarCraft 2 wings of liberty BETA is here!
  • StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty: Latest News, Photos and Videos 16 January 2010 18:018 UTC connect.in.com [Source type: General]

^ Each of the three StarCraft II campaigns -- terran Wings of Liberty , zerg Heart of the Swarm and protoss Legacy of the Void -- will be released as separate products.
  • StarCraft II - StarCraft Wiki - StarCraft and StarCraft II units, races, features and news 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC starcraft.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Starcraft 2: Wings of Liberty release soon?
  • Buy StarCraft 2 | Buying Cheap StarCraft 2 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC www.buystarcraft2.net [Source type: General]

.The decision was taken to provide more breadth to develop the game's story.^ Blizzard made the decision to split the game into three because they wanted to be able to better tell the story of StarCraft.

^ Mission design Better briefing room Story drives the action More than "Build and Attack" Story based challenges New game play that is specific to the mission .

^ A few days ago the web site has posted up a new fictional short story that centers on one of the game's more powerful units.
  • Posts tagged Starcraft 2 at Big Download Blog 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC news.bigdownload.com [Source type: General]

Getting Started →
Walkthrough →
.Set in the 26th century in a distant part of the Milky Way galaxy, the game is built around three species: the Terrans, human exiles from Earth; the Zerg, a race of insectoids; and the Protoss, a species with vast psionic power.^ The Terran are a human based race with much of their arsenal built on technology.
  • Starcraft 2 Armory - Forums 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC www.sc2armory.com [Source type: General]

^ The game centers around the warring of three species: human exiles from Earth, a race of insectoids and a species with telepathic powers.
  • Top Videogames for 2010: StarCraft II, God of War III and More - WSJ.com 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC online.wsj.com [Source type: General]

^ The game will feature the same three races: Protoss, Zerg, and Terran.
  • Blizzard's Worldwide Invitational -- The StarCraft 2 Announcement - PC story - at IGN 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC pc.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Blizzard's Worldwide Invitational -- The StarCraft 2 Announcement - PC story - at IGN 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC uk.pc.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Wings of Liberty specifically focuses on the Terrans, with the two expansions covering the Zerg and Protoss.^ Will we get new units for the zerg and protoss in the expansions?
  • MCP: STARCRAFT 2 PRICED AT $150 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC chud.com [Source type: General]

^ Protoss campaign in wings of liberty?
  • SC2GG - Your Gateway to StarCraft -> StarCraft 2 Discussion 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC sc2gg.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The three races are the Terran , Protoss , and Zerg .

.The game is set four years after the events of StarCraft: Brood War, and follows the exploits of Jim Raynor as he leads an insurgent group against the autocratic Terran Dominion.^ Score: 0 are u talking about Starcraft Expansion set: Brood War?

^ Starcraft/Brood War Patch 1.15.
  • Starcraft 2 Fanatics! Twitter: @starcraft2fans | MySpace 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Jim Raynor is set to continue his adventures.
  • Starcraft 2 » Starcraft 2 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC www.maxfreak.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.However, unable to inflict major damage against the Dominion, Raynor's forces are relegated to the roles of mercenaries, recovering artifacts of an ancient species thought extinct, the Xel'Naga, for their enigmatic employers.^ StarCraft 2 Protoss Ambush Gameplay HD Giant Protoss forces ambush the Space Marines as they try to steal an ancient artifact in StarCraft 2.
  • StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty for PC from 1UP 1 February 2010 4:04 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Many eons ago, the ancient race of the Xel-Naga had molded the Protoss into what they are.
  • Starcraft 2 Game Information - Starcraft 2 - GameReplays.org 16 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.gamereplays.org [Source type: General]

^ Ultimately the Overmind had outgrown the xel’naga’s control and devoured that ancient race.

.The game reunites old characters from the original game, as well as introducing new characters and locations to the franchise.^ Even if Blizzard only made the original title 3D, and introduced some new features in terms of online gameplay, the game would still sell very well.

^ So i decided to re-live ye olde gaming days and go out and buy starcraft original.
  • StarCraft II 16 January 2010 18:018 UTC www.vbulletin.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ SteelSeries, a leading manufacturer of game peripherals and accessories, introduced the new StarCraft® II Limited Edition ZBoard™ Keyset.
  • Starcraft News | StarcraftWire.net The Unofficial StarCraft 2 Site! 16 January 2010 18:018 UTC starcraft.incgamers.com [Source type: General]

Table of Contents

Getting Started
  • Controls
  • Heroes
Strategies
  • Rushes
  • Turtling
  • Scouting
  • Expanding
  • Steamrolling
  • Guerilla
  • Ambushing
Appendices
  • Cheats

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