Blizzard Announces StarCraft: Ghost

During a press conference 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.

We're very excited about returning to the StarCraft series, stated Mike Morhaime, Blizzard Entertainment president and co-founder. Our 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 No.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, 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 No.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.

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Blizzard Announces StarCraft: Ghost

I phucking hate all those mother phucker developers who are not considerate towards the majority of all gamers, why the phuck must they upset us so. Everyone knows that more people have PC's than consoles, I mean, if i were to estimate, mabe 1 out of every 20 or so has xbox PS2 or gamecube, and lets face it 20 out of 20 gamers have computers, so what the phuck were they thinking, I want to shove their console concept UP THEIR PHUCKING ASSES!!!!!

Blizzard Announces StarCraft: Ghost

muahahahahaha!this shows how seriously developers are taking the new consoles. learn something here u idiot PC phreaks! and actually, more ppl have consoles than PCs. they're making this game cross-platform, so when u add all the owners of every console, then the number beats PC users. still, i guess u guys can always play this using an emulator or something! ha ha ha ha ha ha

Blizzard Announces StarCraft: Ghost

LMAO, You know what this means? Like i have been saying along. It's about money. That's it. They see they can make more money by releasing it on the console format then the P.C format. It has nothing to do with the 'advanced' cababilities of the next generation consoles. It's about the money. Because no console will ever be more advanced then the P.C. and it's video cards. More console users=more sales...plain and simple. It will reach the P.C market. Games like those always do.

Blizzard Announces StarCraft: Ghost

No more people have consoles than pc's you f**kin cumguzzler. And its awesome that this game is comming out for a console, dont have to meet retarded system requirements, it only costs $299 or whatever for the console, not the $1800 for a decent pc. Bout time they came out with a console first, instead of a game that is pc to console. This is console, but will eventually come out to PC garaunteed

Blizzard Announces StarCraft: Ghost

do you really know what the money is about? or wich one costs more? its entertaining you isnt it? now close the website, gotta get back to playing my game, oh yea, which required that i payed money, blind western culture money, where is it going?

Blizzard Announces StarCraft: Ghost

HEY HO !!!First of all i want to say ALL CONSOLES SUCK VERY HARD !!!! ONE game costs 80$ and there are no patches no real MULTIPLAER only SPLIT SCREEN SHIT and there is no internet gaming !!! SO plz TAKE f**kING STARCRAFT and released it on pc and then to console to have fun with A pC LAN with 20 ppl playing 5 days long and years in the internet !!!!

Blizzard Announces StarCraft: Ghost

Bah, I can't wait for Starcraft II PC! This IS all about money tho, cross-platform releases spread their sales over a larger area and allow their game to be purchased by almost every kinda console owner. Consoles in one hand allow you to be a gamer for a low price, PC's on the other hand let you buy the game for cheaper, and update it with patches, mods, whatever, not to mention INTERNET play, which no console really has yet. PC's for now are still kicking console's asses.

Blizzard Announces StarCraft: Ghost

calm down ya bunch of chaotic apes. of course this is about money, EVERYTHING is about money. you think blizzard made starcraft and diabloII for fun? f**k no.they dont owe you anything, so dont go around bitching at blizzard just because they dont do whatever the f**k you want. if you dont like it, dont f**king buy it.

Blizzard Announces StarCraft: Ghost

where do some of u morons live? the empty loneliness of space? all consoles do not suck u mother f**ker!W@LD H!PP!E, plenty of PC games cost that price as well. split screen is good on a normal 68 cm TV, and soon, online will come to every console. at least we have the option of splitscreen. u guys HAVE to carry ur PCs around like Jesus and his cross. and one more things, PC d**ks, PCs are good, but apart from FPS, RTS and online gaming (at the moment), they suck at everything else when it comes to gaming. so if u prefer racers or platformers or sprot games or beat-em-ups or RPGs (console style, the better style, not some crap that looks the same with every game on the PC) then PC sucks anal. consoles fit into a wider range of audience. true there are all these mod capabilities, but hey, with a linux kit, u can do it on a XBOX and PS2 as well. when internet for consoles rolls out, u'll be able to download them. Red Faction 2 for the PS2 and XBOX supports k/b and mouse from the linux kit. this ends FPS and RTS control issues since one game had done it, many others will follow (although not all).

Blizzard Announces StarCraft: Ghost

[Anonymous Blizzard Guru]: "Hey, i've got an excellent idea for our next product. Let's take the game AWAY from our fan base(all PC owners) and release it on console ONLY. That way, we'll tick people off and make LESS of a profit than we would if we released it for PC. Hmm? Eh? Genius, no?"

Blizzard Announces StarCraft: Ghost

Regardless of many upset fans, many will purchase a new console (undoubtedly the XBOX) just to play this game which will probably kick ass(because Blizzard knows how to make games RIGHT), ME INCLUDED. But still, you can't help but laugh at their line of thinking here...

Blizzard Announces StarCraft: Ghost

yeash right, there different companies u morons. they make different kinds of stuff. SC is way different do red Alert 2, which is more real world politics._jester, u complain mabout my bad spelling, at least it was a mistype, ur grammar if the standard of a 3 year old. for god's sakes, this place if not about English capabilities. unless ur really out of debating material u looser.

Blizzard Announces StarCraft: Ghost

I don't understand why everyone is so angry. Blizzard's focus has and always be the pc. Guaranteed you'll see the next installment of Starcraft on the pc. Sad truth is that console games generally make more profit than a pc game so it would only make sense that Blizzard releases a game on the console format.

Blizzard Announces StarCraft: Ghost

SC was and still is the best srategy game ever maded for PC and its have millions of fans. Let me ask a quastion to Blizzard.Is it better to satisfy the millions of fans and repeat the succes form the SC and SC BroodWar or come out with format for console and lose the fans. Even those who want SC:Ghost for their console must played on PC before am I right?

Blizzard Announces StarCraft: Ghost

God's how many people do you think will buy these kits? It won't be much. Console add ons have never been successful. People who buy consoles buy it to play games and that's it. They don't epect to shell out more cash to enhance it. Only some do. This has been the story of all consoles since their birth in the late 70's and early 80's and well into the late 1990's. I think console owners should do this. However, this never happens on the scale in which the console company would like to see happen. Because most console owners are 'casual' gamers.....That's why consoles appeal to a larger market base. Hence the reason Blizzard is malking this game for the console market first. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ That's all it's about.

Blizzard Announces StarCraft: Ghost

The thing that annoys me is that them ppl should put it on Comp then lean towards console since sc and brood war were Origanly for computer alot of ppl are gong to get mad about this I play sc all the time and this ****ed me over to here about this.....

Blizzard Announces StarCraft: Ghost

I will give a simple comment about this, blizzard is a betrayer of the SC fans, how a company can do a stupid move like that? the fans of Starcraft are the PC gamers not the Console gamers, maybe the console gamers will be afraid to buy this! because Starcraft for console simply sucks. and the PC gamers are still waiting for Starcraft 2, well done Blizzard, you dissapointed a millon of fans

Blizzard Announces StarCraft: Ghost

so what about starcraft ghost, it will probably end up coming out on the pc i mean come on blizzard has been making good pc games for years. even if it doesn't there are other alternatives like bf1942 and renegad. don't fuss buy the time it comes out there will be about 6 games that are as good as it out on the pc. im hoping it does come out on the pc and u can link it to the shit-box. not that i even want to play it but it twould be nice to put all these crappy little 12 microsoft lovers back in there place. Spit on the shits i say.

Blizzard Announces StarCraft: Ghost

also i laugh at these crappy atempts by console f**kboys to cover up for their consoles weaknesses. u wouldn't know ur way around the linux os fer bloody nething. little own be able to program anything on it. till u actually get ur mods and shit running of them on ur f**k-boxes don't say nething. same with keybord and mouse shut up till u get one. neway it'd be funny seeing u trying to use ur mouse and keyboard on the carpet infront of ur tv. shaddup u pathetic loosers honestly im so sick of the crap u 12 year old motherf**kers sprout u don't have the money for a pc so u spend the rest of u life covering up for having to get such a peice of shit. if u grew up u'd shut up instead of making such fools of urselves. f**kheads.

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