We show you some of the new facets of Starcraft 2’s single player campaign
Missions also have cinematic cut-scenes.
Between missions, players are presented with an adventure game–style interface; this is the bridge of the battleship Hyperion.
The Armory allows upgrades of units, with further units and upgrades unlocked with progression through missions.
Tried-and-true units return, with the original balance of gameplay largely maintained.
Players can also keep informed on happenings in other areas of the sector by watching news reports, which are influenced by the progression of various missions.
When the lava surges, units must retreat to high ground or be destroyed. Zerg swarms inhabit much of the higher ground, making the mission a constant battle.
[[artnid:315222|Wings of Liberty|Hands on: Starcraft 2: Wings of Liberty]] will be the initial Starcraft 2 game, focusing on Terran forces, while subsequent expansion packs will introduce Protoss and Zerg gameplay.
Earlier missions in the game see rival Terran forces battling, with the protagonist Jim Raynor and his men fighting against the larger Terran Dominion and its emperor.
The single player game benefits from the addition of rare items that can be traded for unit upgrades, with these Terran forces fighting to secure a Protoss artifact.
The [[artnid:315222|Starcraft 2: Wings of Liberty single player campaign|Hands on: Starcraft 2: Wings of Liberty]] focuses on the Terran forces, with up to 28 missions available for play.
The Cantina allows player interaction and the recruitment of high-powered mercenary forces, called into play through the construction of the Mercenary Camp structure.
The Protoss are also involved in the battle, with one early mission seeing simultaneous fighting between Protoss, Zerg, and Terran forces.
Novel mission types are available, with this mission requiring the harvesting of minerals on a lava planet.
Gameplay then moves to fighting against the Zerg, which have infested many planets in a widespread invasion.
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