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New Blizzard game announced: Starcraft 2!
« on: May 19, 2007, 06:12:44 AM »

Yup.
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Re: New Blizzard game announced: Starcraft 2!
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2007, 08:20:49 AM »

Since most sites are getting hammered, I've mirrored a lot of the media for you guys.

Screenshots: http://cc.black-cell.net/sc2/media/screenshots
Artwork: http://cc.black-cell.net/sc2/media/artwork

Enter this in the URL bar while viewing either of those pages and it will allow you to view all the images at once:
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Cinematic Trailer:
[youtube=425,350]Z4PP61lwdPo[/youtube]
http://cc.black-cell.net/sc2/media/videos/StarCraft2CinematicTrailer_EnglishUS.avi (if it doesn't play, you need DivX)

Gameplay Trailer (no proper version yet):
[youtube=425,350]FESW9LmCUdM[/youtube]

Artwork Trailer (has some gameplay):
[youtube=425,350]YZMiMpr-fbY[/youtube]
http://cc.black-cell.net/sc2/media/videos/StarCraft2ArtworkTrailerUS.avi (if it doesn't play, you need DivX)

More gameplay:
Part 1:
[youtube=425,350]B1KnmnFxHoE[/youtube]
Part 2:
[youtube=425,350]F1RxXko-AnM[/youtube]
Part 3:
[youtube=425,350]050akGtHDM4[/youtube]


And here's the press release:
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SEOUL, South Korea – May 19, 2007 – Blizzard Entertainment® today unveiled StarCraft® II, the sequel to its award-winning real-time strategy game StarCraft, at the 2007 Blizzard Worldwide Invitational event in Seoul, South Korea. 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.

 

Designed to be the ultimate competitive real-time strategy game, StarCraft II will feature the return of the Protoss, Terran, and Zerg races, overhauled and re-imagined with Blizzard’s signature approach to game balance. Each race will be further distinguished from the others, with several new units and new gameplay mechanics, as well as new abilities for some of the classic StarCraft units that will be making a reappearance in the game. 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.

 

“With StarCraft II, we’ll be able to do everything we wanted to do with the original StarCraft and more,” stated Mike Morhaime, president and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “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.”

 

StarCraft II will include a unique single-player campaign, as well as fast-paced online play through an upgraded version of Blizzard’s renowned online gaming service, Battle.net®. In addition, the game will come with a powerful, full-featured map editor that will put the same tools used by Blizzard’s designers into the hands of players.

 

Blizzard is developing StarCraft II for simultaneous release on the Windows® and Macintosh® PC platforms. Further information about the game, including details on the single-player, multiplayer, and map-editor features, as well as system requirements, pricing, and availability, will be announced in the months ahead. To learn more about StarCraft II, please visit the official website at www.starcraft2.com.
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Re: New Blizzard game announced: Starcraft 2!
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2007, 02:58:11 PM »

Haha, that second video was great. The nuke graphics were awesome. Best ending ever...GG
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Re: New Blizzard game announced: Starcraft 2!
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2007, 03:10:49 PM »

Yay for starcraft 2!
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Re: New Blizzard game announced: Starcraft 2!
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2007, 09:09:21 PM »

I'm not impressed.  From what I've seen with the gameplay videos, images, and previews, it's way too damn complicated to catch my attention.  I absolutely hate games that push quantity over quality.  Simple games are always a Hell of a lot more fun than having a clusterfuck of big and small things running around throwing blue and green shit and blending in way too closely with their surroundings.  I just can't follow it.  I get confused by the art.

Blizzard tried too hard with this game.  Bad design, bad design.
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Re: New Blizzard game announced: Starcraft 2!
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2007, 09:51:51 PM »

I heard 3 games were supposed to be announced, what are the other 2?
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Re: New Blizzard game announced: Starcraft 2!
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2007, 10:15:08 PM »

Only one game was to be announced, but they are working on D3 and a "next-gen MMO." Don't expect to see them for several years though. Anyway, I updated my post with three more gameplay videos and I think it looks fun.
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Re: New Blizzard game announced: Starcraft 2!
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2007, 01:33:51 AM »

I want to know the equivalent to the mother ship for the other 2 sides
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Re: New Blizzard game announced: Starcraft 2!
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2007, 02:11:25 AM »

A powerful super unit doesn't really fit in with the other 2 sides. Small numbers of powerful units is a Protoss thing.
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Re: New Blizzard game announced: Starcraft 2!
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2007, 12:58:46 PM »

Damn, was hoping it would be Diablo 3. Never really cared much for Starcraft. Maybe some of these videos will rock and make me think differently.

D3 woulda rocked though.
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Re: New Blizzard game announced: Starcraft 2!
« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2007, 01:14:05 PM »

It'll come, but in the meantime you've got http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hellgate:_London
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Re: New Blizzard game announced: Starcraft 2!
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2007, 12:58:51 PM »

everyone I've gotten to play has called this d3. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titan_Quest
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Re: New Blizzard game announced: Starcraft 2!
« Reply #12 on: May 25, 2007, 06:02:35 AM »

There's that too, but:

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Hellgate: London is a computer game under development by Flagship Studios. The design of the game is similar in a number of ways to the Diablo series. This is due to influence of Flagship Studios co-founders including a number of ex-Blizzard North employees, including Diablo series creators Erich Schaefer and former President David Brevik. The other founders are Erich's brother Max Schaefer, former Blizzard North Vice President Bill Roper, and Diablo II producer Kenneth Williams.
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Re: New Blizzard game announced: Starcraft 2!
« Reply #13 on: August 07, 2007, 05:13:45 PM »

I can't wait for starcraft 2.
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Re: New Blizzard game announced: Starcraft 2!
« Reply #14 on: August 31, 2007, 01:05:50 PM »

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