Protoss Mini-Campaign Confirmed for SC2
Blizzard’s upcoming Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty will feature a treat for Protoss fans in the single player mode: a mini-campaign. Single player play in Starcraft has almost always been totally dominated by Terrans, which is still mostly true for the upcoming sequel except for a Protoss mini-campaign featuring the sons of Aiur.
Blizzard’s Stefanie Gwinner confirmed this on the Battle.net forums, writing: “This part of the campaign mode is of course way shorter than the Terran part, but it is very fun to have a very different play style to add even more variety to the game. I am sure every Protoss fan will love this part of the Campaign! That being said, the Protoss mini-campaign will not prepare you for the multiplayer as Protoss, you won’t be using all units or getting to know buildings and upgrades. In general, even for Terran, it is not the objective of the single player to show how to play the game effectively, it is to tell a story and do a lot of fun things, that would not be possible in multiplayer.”
Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty is expected out sometime in 2010 and will utilize 3D graphics in a new game engine that will run in an updated Battle.net environment.