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StarCraft II Announced

After inspiring considerable speculation, Blizzard Entertainment reveals that StarCraft II is their promised new game announcement, as a sequel to their much-loved science fiction RTS game is in the works for Windows and Macintosh. No release date is set at this point, but after all these years there's finally something to see at Starcraft2.com, where there is artwork, information, a cinematic trailer and an artwork trailer, and promise of a gameplay trailer tomorrow. That promise aside, there are already two direct-feed trailers showing off actual gameplay on GameVideos, the first clip runs just under five minutes, and the second clip is a bit under four minutes. There are also additional screenshots on ToTheGame, and the cinematic trailer is mirrored on ComputerGames.ro, Gamer's Hell, and PixelRage, while the artwork trailer is mirrored on ComputerGames.ro, Gamer's Hell, and PixelRage. Here's the announcement of the game:

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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10. Re: pics and vids May 19, 2007, 10:51 Daggz
 
Today is most certainly a day of days. I never thought this day would come.

But it has! so hoorah!

 
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