Join GamesBeat Summit 2021 this April 28-29. Register for a free or VIP pass today.
The ghost is finally becoming visible.
Blizzard announced today a release date for Nova Covert Ops, the first mission bundle for its popular real-time strategy game StarCraft II. It comes out on March 29 and costs $15. StarCraft II originally released through three separate campaigns (Wings of Liberty, Heart of the Swarm, and Legacy of the Void), but Nova Covert Ops is the first pack of missions released after the conclusion of that trilogy. Nova Covert Ops is actually three packs of missions, so the ones coming later this month are just the first part of three. StarCraft II remains a popular esport, and continued support from Blizzard will keep fans playing the game.
— StarCraft (@StarCraft) March 15, 2016
The main character of these missions, Nova, is finally getting a starring role in a Blizzard game. She was originally supposed to appear in StarCraft: Ghost, a third-person shooter for consoles originally announced in 2002 that never saw release.
Blizzard is a busy company these days. Along with StarCraft II, it continues to create content for modern games like Diablo III, World of Warcraft, Heroes of the Storm, and Hearthstone. It’s also working on a new team-based shooter, Overwatch, that is currently in closed beta. Blizzard also continues to support old games like Warcraft III and Diablo II with new patches that help them run on modern computers.
GamesBeatGamesBeat's creed when covering the game industry is "where passion meets business." What does this mean? We want to tell you how the news matters to you -- not just as a decision-maker at a game studio, but also as a fan of games. Whether you read our articles, listen to our podcasts, or watch our videos, GamesBeat will help you learn about the industry and enjoy engaging with it. How will you do that? Membership includes access to:
- Newsletters, such as DeanBeat
- The wonderful, educational, and fun speakers at our events
- Networking opportunities
- Special members-only interviews, chats, and "open office" events with GamesBeat staff
- Chatting with community members, GamesBeat staff, and other guests in our Discord
- And maybe even a fun prize or two
- Introductions to like-minded parties