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Monday, July 12, 2010

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StarCraft II Single Player Features Previewed
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Blizzard Entertainment has added more information about the upcoming RTS sequel StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty to the game's official website. The new preview focuses on single player content in the game, providing details about the purchasable units and upgrades players may have the chance to access during the single player campaign. StarCraft 2 will pick up a few years after the end of Broodwar and will follow the story of the Terrans.

Rory Swann runs the show in the Armory, and he's constantly working on new technology that becomes available as you progress through the terran campaign. After earning enough credits by completing missions, you’ll be able to purchase a wide array of upgrades that can enhance your base, infantry, vehicles, and much more. These each have two available upgrade options, and you can purchase both if you save up enough credits.

With enough credits, you'll be able to bolster your forces by purchasing mercenary contracts. You can access the mercenary screen by speaking with Graven Hill in the Cantina between missions. Once a mercenary is under contract, these battle-hardened units can be used at the cost of in-game resources via the Merc Compound during missions. Depending on how many different contracts you purchase, you'll be able to mix and match your available mercenaries however you see fit during battle. Each mercenary has a cooldown before more can be called into action.

Shortly into your campaign, you'll become acquainted with Egon Stetmann, the lab technician on board the Hyperion. With his help, along with some legwork on your end, you'll gain access to a number of significant improvements to your weapon systems and tactical abilities. To use these upgrades, you must acquire zerg and protoss research points by completing bonus objectives during individual campaign missions. Once you've saved up enough of these points, you can put them to use by clicking on the research console in the Laboratory and browsing the available building, unit, and tactical upgrades. Throughout the campaign, Stetmann will inform you of things that he needs in order to create these enhancements.

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