Blizzard Entertainment gears up to take on the big boys with StarCraft 2: Legacy of the Void.
According to Polygon, the title, which is an expansion to StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty, will be launching on November 10.
Forbes noted that November 10 is also the release date for Bethesda’s Fallout 4 as well as Square Enix’s Tomb Raider: Rise of the Tomb Raider. The article noted that one of these high-profile titles could be the “biggest game of the year,” speculating that Blizzard’s expansion to its equally popular strategy and management game is up against serious competition.
Legacy of the Void, which is the second expansion to StarCraft 2 after 2013’s Heart of the Swarm, will focus on the race of the Protoss, who were expelled from their homeworld of Auir in the events of the first StarCraft game by the Zerg.
The expansion’s story will also act as a sequel to Heart of the Swarm. According to Polygon, Blizzard revealed during E3 2015 that the connection will be made in a three-part prologue mission entitled “Whispers of Oblivion.”
According to IGN, Legacy of the Void will be available in three versions: the Standard Edition, Digital Deluxe Edition and Collector’s Edition.
The Digital Deluxe edition includes an Archon pet for World of Warcraft, a Void Speeder for Heroes of the Storm and a Protoss card for Hearthstone. The Collector’s Edition will include the Digital Deluxe freebies in addition to a hard cover StarCraft field manual, a DVD containing special features and the game’s cinematics, and the game’s original soundtrack.
IGN added that purchasing any of the three versions will receive Artanis for Heroes of the Storm.
Blizzard also released the opening cinematic for Legacy of the Void, which is a 3-minute movie showing the vanguard of the Protoss arriving on Auir to retake the planet from the Zerg.