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SC2: Legacy Of The Void Trailer Pledges Its Life For Aiur

This means WAR!

With StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void [official site] due to launch on November 10th, Blizzard are putting the finishing touches to their trilogy-capping RTS expansion and the Protoss themselves, well, they're on the eve of war they're wondering if it's all worth it. A new animatic trailer has five minutes of debate about destiny and and honour high prices, leading into the expansion's grand invasion.

(Spoiler: they think it's totally worth going to war, which is perhaps a relief otherwise Blizzard would have to scrap the game and this video would be the end to SC2.)

I was never into the Protoss - not as characters, anyway; I do adore them as a fight team - and this still doesn't humanise them for me. The Terrans had their big silly space western thing going on, with a fun cast of characters and the civil war with the Confederacy. The Zerg, well, the Zerg were shrieking fleshbeasts, which I'll always find charming. But I was never interested in Protoss personalities, your typical Stick In The Space Mud species wanking on about honour and duty and saving ancient places with silly names; Zeratul is the only one I can even remember by name, the sulky weirdo.

Still, seems a whole lot of folks will be testing their oft-repeated motto "My life for Aiur." It's launching on the same day as Fallout 4 - a face-off of ye olde PC gaming, like Blur vs. Oasis all over again but with more explosions - so I wonder how many pledge their lives for Bloody Mess instead.

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Alice has been playing video games since SkiFree and writing about them since 2009, with nine years at RPS. She enjoys immersive sims, roguelikelikes, chunky revolvers, weird little spooky indies, mods, walking simulators, and finding joy in details. Alice lives, swims, and cycles in Scotland.