More news on the delayed game on Starcraft II was released from BlizzCon 2008 yesterday. Below links to a video about the announcement:
Here’s a summary of what is plan for Starcraft II:
- Starcraft II will now be in 3 separate part, a trilogy. The first game – Wings of Liberty – would be on the Terrans. Second, Heart of the Swarm on the Zergs. The Legacy of the Void, the third and final part of the trilogy will be on the Protoss.
- Each game would contain around 26 to 30 missions in the campaigns.
- Multiplayers will be available through each game. Each races are balanced.
However, the release date have stayed the game – for 2009. But would all three parts comes out in the same year? I highly doubt it. Probably it would take another year or so for the entire package to be fully complete.
Other Things Should Consider:
- The release date of the other 2 game – Zerg and Protoss – might even take 2 years to be release.
- The price. You would have to pay for the same game for 3 times?!
More Regarding The Announcement:
The newest game from the creator of The Sims — Spore is finally out in North America, few 6 days behind Australia and 2 days behind Europe and Japan. (I wonder why games always comes last for us?)
Spore is a multi-genre “massively single-player online game” by Maxis and designed by Will Wright. It allows a player to control the evolution of a species from its beginnings as a unicellular organism, through development as an intelligent and social creature, to interstellar exploration as a spacefaring culture. It has drawn wide attention for its massive scope, and its use of open-ended gameplay and procedural generation (Excerpt from Wikipedia).
The concept of this game is relatively new and Spore is definitely one of the first to bring it out. While it is hard to classify the game into one specific genre, the creator simply listed as a “god game”. The game itself can fit into the real-time strategy and life simulation genre as well.
This is one of my most anticipated game for 2008! In the game, you first start out as a single celled organism in a new world and journey through time. You evolves and obtain more features that would help your creature in its surroundings. Like a simulation of life on Earth, whereas you play as god.
Ultimately, your creature will become intelligent and form bonds / relationship. Civilization will prosper and eventually expand (or be wipe out). As more advance technology are available, your creatures would be able to build spaceships and head out to space for exploration and expansion.
That is the brief summary of what I know of the game. If you find it interests you, hurry and go purchase the game NOW!!
Wikipedia – Spore (Game)
Official Website of Spore
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There is bad news for all you gamers out there that were hoping to buy Starcraft 2 for this Christmas. Actvision had stated that the game would not be ready until somewhere around 2009.
Next year’s offerings from Activision Blizzard should include highly anticipated PC strategy title StarCraft II, the sequel to one of the world’s most enduringly popular games. — mentioned by Activision Asia Pacific VP Phillip Early at the Activate Asia Pacific.
With the affect of the two company – Actvision and Blizzard – merging, I guess 2009 is better than never? Let’s just hope this time they will make it in time!
[via Starcraft Wire]