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Sunday, May 20, 2007

Starcraft II Is Coming

Blizzard has announced in Korea at the World Wide Invitational that their next big game will be StarCraft II. Blizzard president Mike Morhaime says, "With StarCraft II, we'll be able to do everything we wanted to do with the original StarCraft and more ... We recognize that expectations are high following the long-running popularity of the original game, but we plan to meet those expectations and deliver an engaging, action-packed, competitive experience that StarCraft players and strategy gamers worldwide will enjoy." Meanwhile, IGN's man in Korea, Charles Onyett says, "SC2 looks, at least visually, strikingly similar to SC1 - both in unit and map designs."

Considering the first Starcraft came out nearly 15 years ago its about time. Based on the videos below not only does the game look like its been in development for a while but looks like will be alot of fun as employs lot of the elements and characters from the first game. There is always fear that in doing sequels studios want to re-invent the wheel and do a complete and sometimes unncessary redesign. Its doesn't look like the case here. Sadly no estimated release date was announced som it could come out anytime between now and never.
"Debut" Trailer

"Direct Feed" Gameplay Video #1

"Direct Feed" Gameplay Video #2

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