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Starcraft 2: A Trilogy
Many a hardcore gamer is eagerly awaiting the release of Blizzard's Starcraft II. Over the past few months, news on the game has been rather sparse. Well this past weekend Blizzard made an announcement at their signature BlizzCon event. However, it was not exactly the news most people were looking for.
Starcraft II will be split into a trilogy of separate games for each campaign: Terrans: Wings of Liberty; Zerg: Heart of the Swarm; and Protoss: Legacy of the Void. The Terran campaign will come first, with the other two to follow.
"[The second and third games] will be like expansion packs, but we really want them to feel like standalone products," said Blizzard's Rob Pardo.
Each game will have certain characteristics to make them unique from the other two. The Terran game will have a Protoss mini-campaign, while players will see RPG elements in the Zerg game. The Protoss game will perhaps appeal to the political minded, with elements of diplomacy.
Thankfully, plans for the multiplayer side of Starcraft II are for the most part unchanged. That is to say, you only need one game in order to play all of the races in multiplayer. However, certain units from each race will be unlockable should you own that race's campaign game.
Does a trilogy of full-length campaign games excite you? Or does this feel like a ploy to get more money?