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StarCraft II: Single Play Preview, Interview, Mission Guide
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 2 comments

IncGamers has released a new collection of information about Blizzard Entertainment's upcoming return to its sci-fi RTS franchise with StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, the first in a planned trilogy. The new revelations include a lengthy hands-on preview of the single player aspect of the game, a video interview with Chris Metzen, and a guide to some of the missions players will encounter in the game.

First thing is first, the single player mode will no longer be used as a mere tutorial for multiplayer, but a gameplay experience in its own right. It will be "very different [from] the multiplayer experience, that really gives you a chance to try out some new mechanics and play a crazy little mini-game each time you sit down to play a mission," Browder told us.

Examples include traditional collection missions, but with the twist of a race with the Zerg for the same item, or resource gathering in an environment where lava can kill any unit by touch and will drench the mineral patch in irregular intervals.

Heroes won't be such a big part of the story any more either. In the original game, only two missions did not feature a hero unit. Blizzard obviously took this idea to a whole new level in WarCraft III, but has taken a big step backwards for StarCraft II. While it's cool to control a hero, it's less cool to have to protect him/her like a prized possession. "If you have got to hide Raynor in the back of your base it's not cool," said Metzen and we can only agree.

A couple of maps will still feature hero characters, but they will be designed to be more classical "adventure" type games such as the installation missions from the original game. In that case the hero is needed to complete the mission. Metzen also mentioned possibly allowing a gimmick to let the hero "take a knee" instead of blowing up, therefore forcing you "to get a Medic there to get him back on his feet."
Head over to the links below to read and see more.

IncGamers: StarCraft II Single Play Preview
IncGamers: StarCraft II Video Interview
IncGamers: StarCraft II Missions
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