Blizzard Entertainment unveiled the StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void opening cinematic featuring the reclamation of Aiur. This is by far the most realistic cinematic showing protoss zealots, templars, and even an archon fighting waves of zerg.
Legacy of the Void will be officially launched on November 10, 2015. Pre-order now here
to get guaranteed access to beta, plus FREE shipping.
You’ll also get immediate access to the three-mission Prologue: “Whispers of Oblivion“, the multiplayer beta, automated tournaments, Archon mode, and more! Remember, purchasing Legacy of the Void unlocks the playable Artanis Warrior Hero in Heroes of the Storm.
The Sideshow Collectibles StarCraft II Tychus Sixth Scale Figure is slated to ship around Q4 2015.
”Hell… it’s about time!”
From Blizzard Entertainment’s best-selling strategy game, StarCraft II, Sideshow Collectibles is proud to introduce the Tychus Sixth Scale Figure.
While not even Jim Raynor can be certain of the truth behind his past, or just where his loyalties lie, one thing is for sure: Tychus Findlay always goes big. Always. Assembled from over 525 individually engineered components, Findlay gears up in Sideshow’s Sixth Scale Terran Space Marine armor with an incredible range of articulation, multiple light-up features, and a colorful array of unique decals that suit him just fine – including snarky quips, tally marks and a pin-up of Kyla Velassi. Known for his big ego and even bigger guns, there’s no job in the whole universe too dangerous for this outlaw when he’s got a couple of flash grenades and a light-up C-14 Impaler Gauss rifle with bayonet attachment and removable clip. A born survivor, Tychus bears his ‘New Folsom Prison blues’ with true grit thanks to two interchangeable portraits: one with a scathing scowl, and one simply enjoying one of the best cigars in the Koprulu sector.
StarCraft Tech Manual by Insight Editions is a new book slated to launch to bookstores on June 2015. This book, based on the StarCraft universe, may be compared with Diablo III: Book of Cain in terms of content and motiff.
It’s about time we see new books in development after the long hiatus since War Crimes. The StarCraft Tech Manual preview hints at new units never seen before, some even from StarCraft: Ghost. But what does that mean?
Release Date: June 2015 Price: $45.00 ISBN: 9781608874507 Pages: 160
eBook: $32.99 ISBN: 9781608876341
About the Author: RICK BARBA is the author of several titles in the gaming genre, including StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm Strategy Guide.
StarCraft Tech Manual joins Diablo III: Book of Cain and Diablo III: Book of Tyrael in our best-selling series of Blizzard lore books.
This unique book will take an in-world look at the StarCraft universe, with inserts lending the book an interactive element that fans will cherish.
StarCraft is a genre-defining science fiction military strategy game that boasts legions of fans worldwide. The latest installment, StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm, was the top-selling PC game of 2013.
Additionally, the StarCraft series itself has sold more than 15 million copies.
Will include units that have not been seen in the game and have only been introduced into the IP through the fiction or the StarCraft: Ghost game, which has been placed on indefinite hold.
In addition to game assets, the book will feature epic original art comparable to our Diablo III books.
Building on the success of Diablo III: Book of Cain and The Dark Knight Manual, this immersive book will be designed to function as an in-world artifact within the StarCraft universe. Fully illustrated, the book will be narrated from the perspective of Dominion and will reveal the secrets of all the tech and science in the StarCraft world, including information on Zerg and Protoss units. Complete with diagrams, classified field notes by Terran researchers, technical breakdowns, and more, the StarCraft Tech Manual will form the ultimate companion to the best-selling franchise.
Sideshow Collectibles opened pre-orders for the Raynor Starcraft Sixth Scale Figure. The figure is slated to ship on February 2015*. There is a limited production of this figure, so grab it while you can.
*Correction: Earlier I posted it was shipping now. The affiliate page said Q4 2014 (as shown in the image below), but the landing sale page says February 2015. Blizzard Global Licensing Jason Bischoff confirmed it ships February 2015.
From the hit Blizzard Entertainment title, Starcraft II, Sideshow Collectibles is proud to introduce Jim Raynor -Terran Space Marine. Confederate marshal turned outlaw rebel, Jim Raynor does not back down from a fight. Equipped with technologically advanced armor and weaponry, the Raynor – Terran Space Marine was assembled from over 525 individually engineered components, making it one of Sideshow’s most ambitious Sixth Scale projects to date. The detailed armor features light up elements in the chest and engine vents, an impressive cache of weapons includes a C-14 Impaler Gauss rifle, a massive sniper rifle, and Jim’s signature revolver.
Product Size: 15.5″ H (393.7mm) x 9.5″ W (241.3mm) x 6.75″ L (171.45mm)* Dimensional Weight: TBD
Product Sku: 100181 UPC: 747720222380
Anthony Mestas (Paint), Michael Fictenmayer (Paint), Wan Lee (Paint), Big Shot Toyworks (Sculpt and Development), Trevor Grove (Sculpt), Kevin Ellis (Costume Fabrication), The Sideshow Collectibles Design and Development Team
Jinx is preparing to announce a new Summer 2014 line-up, and needs to clear inventory space to accommodate them, for which Jinx has moved some Warcraft, StarCraft and Diablo products to the $14.99 category (33% off) with an additional savings of FREE shipping on orders above $35.
While not part of the $14.99 deal, these do qualify to the Free Shipping offer — you can browse through the latest Jinx Blizzard licensed products here:
The StarCraft Twitter was updated with awesome news for lore fans. Blizzard Entertainment is coming strong to the San Diego Comic Con this year.
”Blizzard is returning to San Diego Comic Con full force this year with new products and show exclusives! Details coming soon!”
Blizzplanet staff member Naka (@dperschonok) will be there to take photos and video.
The tweet hasn’t been yet posted on the Warcraft and Diablo Twitters, or anyone else at the moment of this report. It came out of the StarCraft Twitter. Considering Blizzard Entertainment exhibits at the San Diego Comic Con details about upcoming licensed products, we might be seeing some sort of StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void novel tie-in announced.
Shortly after that, BlizzCon 2014 might have some really nice things in store.
J!NX is celebrating 15 years of making game themed T-shirts, Hoodies and Jackets with a new promo code that allows you to get $15 off all orders over $45.
We’d like to thank you all again for 15 great years! We look forward to at least 500 more years of serving you. That said, it’s time for one last birthday deal. Today and tomorrow only, get $15 off all orders over $45 when you use promo code J!NX15BDAYOVER during checkout. You heard that right. That’s pretty much 30% off everything. For two days only.
Jinx stealthed its way into the store and added two brand-new StarCraft II hats. The Terran hat says “Lock and Loaded” in the back a bit above the snap-back area, and inside the hat by each of the seams. There is a Terran Marine artwork printed on the frontal hat’s duck-beakamajig.
The Protoss hat says “My Life for Aiur” in the back and in the interior too. The front has the artwork of Zeratul. Follow the links to order them. Remember the Diablo III T-shirts are 20% off until March 31.
Remember that list of Blizzard-Employee-Exclusive items I posted a few months ago which hit eBay? Today, I was contacted by the same ex-Blizzard StarCraft II QA Thompson, who alerted me of the new eBay listing.
Now come the top items of his collection, folks. This new auction contains original StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty artwork signed by Blizzard artists: Glenn Rane, Brian Huang and Mr. Jack — and includes proof of authenticity.
The ex-developer informed me he approached a reputable eBay lister to put these pieces of artwork in auction. Wowblizzness has a 100% Positive Feedback with a 886 score.
Mr. Thompson Statement
During SC2 crunch, QA was expanded into the CS building. they moved the artwork from Blizzard HQ to decorate the Customer Service walls on the second floor where we worked. At the end of SC2, QA was moved back to main campus for Cataclysm and we had our private launch party. Part of the party was a raffle and auction. This consisted of some exclusive collectibles and the concept art that was raffled for appreciation of our 6 months of 12 hours a day 6 day a week work schedule. I won the Queen of Blades and Hydralisk art during the raffle. The Thor artwork was made specifically for SC2 QA it is not one-of-a-kind. There are about 70 of these Thor artwork that each person received. The other works are one-of-a-kind made to decorate Blizzard HQ.
The three pieces of original artwork consists of:
Brian Huang Signed Concept Art: HYDRALISK
At US $4,999.99 — this One-of-a-Kind is on a durable heavy duty canvas board medium attached to a black backing. Lighter weight overall. Visit Brian Huang’s website — which contains this and many other StarCraft II concept art pieces. This auction ends on Feb 12, 2014 (21:30:58 PST).
Thompson: Original Brian Huang StarCraft 2 Concept Art Hydralisk. ONE-OF-A-KIND Digital Print hung on wall in the room where StarCraft II was created. Included is picture of my employee plate and also the certificates that were given during the SC2 launch party I’m sure you can verify all this information if you know anyone who worked on SC2 before launch.
Mr. Jack Signed Print: THOR & VULTURE
The is auctioned for $1.999.99. It is not a One-of-A-Kind as there are about 70 copies — but considering the millions of fans out there, this is still a rare find. The auction ends Feb 12, 2014 (21:16:32 PST). More of Mr. Jack’s concept art can be found at his CGHub page.
Thompson: Mr. Jack (Luke Mancini) Limited print of a Thor and Vulture made for the StarCraft II QA team. ONLY 1-of-only-70 made!!! ORIGINAL SIGNATURE ON PRINT.
Queen of Blades
The One-of-A-Kind is 22″ tall by 17″ wide by 1/4″ thick. It is UV coated so it will not fade. This concept art became the front cover of the novel titled StarCraft: Queen of Blades by author Aaron Rosenberg. This auction ends on Feb 12, 2014 (21:05:26 PST).
Thompson: I have an ORIGINAL “MUSEUM QUALITY PIECE” PRINT up for sale. This work of art truly belongs in a museum. It was THE inspiration for this HUGE franchise. Hung over the heads of Blizzard employees as inspiration for the massive world they were creating!!!