During the StarCraft II World Championship Series Season 3 Finals, Blizzard Entertainment announced the release date for StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void. The game will release for Windows and Mac on November 10, 2015.
It has been two years since the release of the previous expansion, Heart of the Swarm. Since then, little information had was released regarding the third and final installment of the best selling strategy franchise. Along with the sale date, Blizzard also released a trailer in the form of a new opening cinematic.
The trailer sets the stage for the next game. The monk-like Protoss are staging an offensive to take back their homeworld of Aiur from the Zerg Swarm. After the events of StarCraft: Brood War, the Swarm controls the planet. The short film showcases a battle between the Swarm and a small band of Protoss with stunning visuals that showcase battles far differently than the top-down perspective of the games themselves.
Those who pre-order the game will receive immediate access to Whispers of Oblivion. This set of three prologue missions will feature the Dark Templar Zeratul. Players can also buy the Digital Deluxe Edition, which offers bonuses across all Blizzard games. These include player portraits within StarCraft II, an Archon pet in World of Warcraft and a Protoss themed Hearthstone deck.
The add-on is also bringing six more units to multiplayer, two for each race. Blizzard details each of these on their website, including statistics for each unit such as health and damage. Each unit also has a short gameplay video showcasing how they fit into the game’s strategies.
Legacy of the Void looks to conclude the story that has built within the three StarCraft II expansions. The game also will tie up some loose threads left from the end of the original games. Blizzard has not released any information on whether fans can expect a StarCraft III. Given the amount of time between Brood War and Wings of Liberty, it’s safe to say it would be far off.