so by now, most people know that Blizzard is comming ut with Starcraft: Ghost for the gamming consoles. I herd a rumor that you will be able to play online for that game against other kids playing on Xbox and Gamecube, is this true??? pleeze help! if it is tru, we can show those xbox and gamecube users who are the best and we willl kick their asses!!!
Blizzard unveils plans to bring the legendary franchise to console gamers
MAKUHARI, Japan ? September 20, 2002 ? During a press conference today at the Tokyo Game Show, Blizzard Entertainment®, a studio of the games division of Vivendi Universal Publishing, unveiled StarCraft: Ghost??, a tactical-action console game set in Blizzard?"s epic StarCraft® universe. StarCraft: Ghost is currently under development and is scheduled for a worldwide release on multiple console systems. The game will be co-published by Capcom and Blizzard Entertainment in Japan; further announcements regarding platform/country specifics will be announced in the months to come.
In StarCraft: Ghost, players take the role of Nova, a lethal Ghost operative skillfully trained in the arts of espionage and tactical combat. Twenty years of ruthless physical conditioning and techno-psychological instruction have made Nova a being of terrifying potential. With the help of a determined group of allies, players follow a series of story-driven missions, engaging in a deadly mix of planetary battles and dangerous solo operations. To complete their mission objectives, players must execute intelligent tactical decisions while mastering an advanced arsenal of sophisticated weaponry.
?SWe?"re very excited about returning to the StarCraft series,?? stated Mike Morhaime, Blizzard Entertainment president and co-founder. ?SOur roots are based in console gaming, and we look forward to developing this universe for the next-generation console systems.??
Key features in StarCraft: Ghost include:
· Revolutionary new style of gameplay featuring enhanced physical and psionic abilities
· Hostile Environment Suit designed to magnify strength, agility, and speed
· Over-the-top special effects offer stunning visuals and unparalleled tactical realism
· Immersive 3D environments showcase rich textures and highly stylized character models
· Unique Calldown abilities allow players to target large-scale attacks from the ground
· A deeply evolving storyline set in Blizzard?"s gritty sci-fi StarCraft universe
As the story unravels, players find themselves traversing uncharted terrain and battling adversaries never before seen by followers of the series. Bold 3D graphics give players a new, in-depth perspective on familiar planets and former battlefields from the legendary universe. A dynamic 3rd-person camera view displays dramatic lighting, startling detail, and a blend of realistic and fantastical design. Co-developed by Blizzard Entertainment and Nihilistic Software, Inc.??, StarCraft: Ghost is scheduled for release in late 2003.
Since its debut in 1998, the #1-selling StarCraft series* has won industry acclaim and has shattered sales records worldwide with over six million copies shipped. Blizzard continued the series with the critically acclaimed StarCraft: Brood War??, which won multiple Expansion Pack of the Year awards and is still considered by many critics to be one of the best add-on products to date.
Best known for blockbuster hits including the Warcraft®, StarCraft, and Diablo® series, Blizzard Entertainment (www.blizzard.com), a studio of the games division of Vivendi Universal Publishing, is a premier developer and publisher of entertainment software renowned for creating many of the industry?"s most critically acclaimed games. Blizzard?"s track record includes seven #1-selling games and multiple Game of the Year awards. The company?"s free Internet gaming service Battle.net® reigns as the largest in the world, with millions of active users.
* NPD Intellect/PC Data games category monthly sales April-September 1998
: What is StarCraft: Ghost? A: StarCraft: Ghost is a tactical-action console game set in the StarCraft® universe. Q: How will StarCraft: Ghost be different from other tactical-action console games? A: StarCraft: Ghost will be different from other tactical-action games in many ways. Taking on the role of Nova, the game's elite Ghost operative hero, players will be able to:
Utilize a Wide Range of Elite Ghost Abilities Outmaneuver your enemies at sonic speed Infiltrate bases and sneak past guards using the cloak ability Lock down vehicles and electronic devices to immobilize them Engage in both face-to-face firefights and planet-scale warfare
Leverage the Resources of an Entire Army Call down massive Battlecruiser and Siege Tank strikes Take control of familiar StarCraft vehicles Wield a variety of familiar weapons, such as the Gauss Rifle and Perdition Flamethrower Join your allies in battle and do your part to ensure mission success
Experience the World of StarCraft in 3D See the world of StarCraft on a personal level Visit familiar planetary settings Explore 3D environments designed for strategic interaction Use the camera to find unique strategic possibilities As Nova, players will be able to scale fences, hang from wires, climb poles and scale walls, and negotiate tightropes
Unveil the Next Chapter in the StarCraft Saga Experience story-driven missions complete with multiple plot twists Play a crucial role in the rich StarCraft history Engage in combat with a variety of fully rendered units from the StarCraft universe, including the Terran, Zerg, and Protoss Q: Is this StarCraft II? A: No. Q: Will there be a StarCraft II? When? A: Although we have not made any announcements and do not have a development or release timeline, we do fully intend to revisit the world of StarCraft on PC at some point in the future.
Q: Why is Blizzard Entertainment® entering the console arena? A: We began our early development efforts in console gaming, and we have always been excited about returning to this arena. Additionally, we've wanted to revisit the StarCraft universe for some time. With StarCraft: Ghost, we are able to do both. Also, due to the game's control interface and tactical-action nature, developing this title for the next-generation console systems makes the most sense. In addition to expanding StarCraft's rich storyline, the game gives players a chance to experience the sci-fi universe from an all-new perspective.
Q: Does Blizzard plan to develop any other console games? A: While we have not made any announcements, we are considering future console development plans.
Q: What is the relationship between Blizzard and Nihilistic Software, Inc.??? A: Blizzard and Nihilistic are co-developing StarCraft: Ghost.
Q: Why did Blizzard choose Nihilistic as a development partner? A: Nihilistic Software, Inc. is made up of a talented group of developers. We chose them because they share our vision and focus in developing games. Their team members have worked on several great titles, and we are very pleased to be expanding the StarCraft universe with them.
Q: What is the relationship between Blizzard Entertainment and Capcom? A: Blizzard and Capcom are co-publishing StarCraft: Ghost in Japan.
Q: Why did Blizzard choose Capcom as a publishing partner in Japan? A: Blizzard has a longstanding relationship with Capcom. We chose them as our publishing partner because we have a great deal of respect for the company and their products.
Q: When will StarCraft: Ghost be released? A: We expect to ship StarCraft: Ghost in late 2003.
Q: What rating do you expect for StarCraft: Ghost? A: We expect StarCraft: Ghost to receive a Teen rating from the ESRB.
Q: On what platforms will StarCraft: Ghost be available? A: A: We are currently developing the game for PlayStation®2, Nintendo® GameCube??, and the Xbox?? video game system from Microsoft. Further details regarding platform/country specifics will be released in the months ahead.
Q: Will there be a PC and Mac version? A: No. StarCraft: Ghost is only being developed for console systems.
Q: How many copies of StarCraft have been sold? A: To date, the StarCraft franchise has shipped over 6 million copies.
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