An NDA for StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty
previews ends today, so here is
the first information overload on the upcoming real-time strategy sequel.
IncGamers reports on plans for DLC as well as trial versions of the
game, which will be released after the game, not before, and they
report on DRM (even though
Blizzard seems relatively unconcerned about piracy) saying the game will
require a Battle.Net account and an online verification to install, but
players will not need to be connected for solo play after that. Also,
VG247 reports there will be no co-op campaign and that the game has a
new logo. Finally,
Shacknews discusses classic StarCraft units that will be making cameos
in the sequel.
As for media, There's a new
StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty story/gameplay movie on the YouTube
AtomicGamer) and a
StarCraft II "Old Rivals" cinematic trailer on GameTrailers as well as
StarCraft II screenshots on Computer and Video Games.
a Q&A with Blizzard’s Rob Pardo on VG247 and
StarCraft II Developers Talk Single Player on IncGamers (highlights:
Blizzard: PC Gaming Is NOT Dying! and
Metzen Prefers StarCraft over WarCraft). There are also hands-on
previews of the game on
Starcraft 2 Please Petition now contains over 100,000 signatures (thanks