Seven years after its initial announcement, the Starcraft II: Legacy of the Void expansion trailer was revealed today at the BlizzCon 2014 opening ceremony.
Legacy of the Void isn’t just an expansion apparently, but a stand-alone game which will act as the final chapter in the Starcraft saga. The game is designed to provide veteran players the experience they treasured from the previous additions to the franchise, whilst also providing a window for new Starcraft players to enter.
Scant few details about the game were revealed; however, the new multiplayer features were mentioned, in particular the new Archon mode. In Archon mode, two players can team up to control a single army and defend a base. This is great for Starcraft players looking to become professional players or for seasoned professionals to mentor newbies in Starcraft tactics. The other mode announced is Allied Commanders mode, in which two players select the leader of chosen faction and take control of an AI controlled army. It’s been said that it’ll play much differently to a traditional match, with new units and abilities being unlocked over the course of the game.
But wait, what’s that, new units?
That’s right, the Lurker will be making a comeback alongside a few others: the HERC, terran units who are particularly useful at tanking damage; the Cyclone, who needs to stay within a certain distance of the enemy in order to deal damage with its lock-on ability; the Ravager, who can destroy force fields with their corrosive bile and the Disruptor, who will be introducing a new splash damage option to the protoss.
For those who missed the trailer, check it out below.