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Tomas Hernandez is owner of Blizzplanet.com since 2003. I post news about World of Warcraft, StarCraft II, Diablo III, Hearthstone, Overwatch, Heroes of the Storm, Blizzard Careers, and the Warcraft film. Blizzplanet is a leading fansite covering news about upcoming Blizzard Entertainment licensed products. I also post previews and reviews. I have interviewed book writers and Blizzard game developers. I was previously an employee of the OGaming Network (2003), and IncGamers (2008-2010). I was a guest newsposter for GosuGamers (World of Warcraft) a few years ago and for Diablofans.com (formerly Diablo3.com) ***Fans who would love to watch Blizzard-related panels and appreciate our efforts can support Blizzplanet's patreon in a monthly-basis, or a one-time basis. Our staff are volunteer fans like you. Your donatives will help us travel to all the Blizzard events we attend year-round.

StarCraft: Shadow of the Xel’Naga Audible

The StarCraft: Shadow of the Xel’Naga Audible is coming on March 10, 2020. It is truly special, because this unabridged audiobook based on Gabriel Mesta’s 2001 novel is narrated by Neil Kaplan … the voice actor behind Tychus Findlay.

Neil Kaplan is also known as Emperor Zarkon / Galra Guard / Officer Sablan in Voltron: Legendary Defender (TV Series), Dominus Ghaul (Destiny 2), Cenarius (World of Warcraft: Legion), Kiyoyasu (Naruto TV series 2006), but holy #$% … his most immortalized character gotta be Optimus Prime in Transformers: Robots in Disguise (2000). He has worked in many other video games and TV series to fit all in here. Your scrolling finger is going to hurt.

Starcraft: The Dark Templar, Shadow Hunters Audible

The StarCraft: The Dark Templar, Shadow Hunters Audible is now available for pre-order. This unabridged audiobook will go live on March 12, 2020. The audibook is narrated by…. wait for it… Christie Golden!

You should also purchase the Audible version of the first part of this book: StarCraft: The Dark Templar, Firstborn Audible.

Something truly interesting about this novel is that none of the main characters have ever appeared in-game in StarCraft II, which makes you wonder if the lore was meant for the cancelled StarCraft project, or if we will someday see it introduced in a new StarCraft game — in the same way Diablo: The Sin War introduced Diablo III story elements before that game shipped.

Nevertheless, we did see some elements from this novel in StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm and Legacy of the Void.

I wrote a quick 2-paragraph spoiler summary preview inside this accordion.

Jake Ramsey is an archeologist hired by Mengsk to study a Xel'Naga temple, and inadvertedly encounters a dying Protoss who placed herself in a time-delayed stasis field -- but not any kind of Protoss. Zamara is a protoss preserver, sort of a living archive of memories of protoss who ever lived in the past thousands of years.

As Jake reaches out to the enigmatic protoss, she comes to life and grabs him -- transfering her consciousness into him, and slowly altering his brain to be able to hold all those protoss memories.

Starcraft: Ghost Academy (Vol. 1) | Blizzard Legends

StarCraft: Ghost Academy Vol. 1Blizzard Entertainment is re-publishing StarCraft: Ghost Academy (Vol. 1) under the Blizzard Legends publishing label. Pre-orders are now open. The manga book is slated to ship on October 20, 2020.

Originally, StarCraft: Ghost Academy — by Keith R.A. DeCandido (writer) and Fernando Heinz Furukawa (artist) — was published by Tokyopop on February 1, 2010.

Tokyopop’s North America publishing office went out of business a year later (May 31, 2011) and all licenses reverted back to their owners. Blizzard Entertainment obtained the rights of the Warcraft and StarCraft manga thereafter.

Tokyopop returned to business years later in 2018, but StarCraft: Ghost Academy is now re-published under the Blizzard Legends label.

The story of StarCraft: Ghost Academy takes place shortly after the events of Keith R.A. DeCandido’s StarCraft: Ghost — Nova and explores Nova’s experiences in the Ghost Academy.

The manga story also features Gabriel Tosh as a fellow student who grew close to Nova. It was a great story, and some of its ramifications could easily come back in future StarCraft projects, should the creative team decide to explore some aspects of the story.

My original StarCraft: Ghost Academy reviews:

Cinematic: The Ascension | StarCraft: Brood War (Zerg Finale)

Kerrigan: Once again, I stand atop the broken bodies of my enemies. Victorious, but not unscarred.

The Earth-born Directorate has been destroyed; and the Overmind lies dead and trampled beneath the ashes of Char.

As for my unlikely allies, I think that I shall allow them a reprieve.

For in time, I will seek to test their resolve and their strengths.

They will all be mine in the end. For I am the Queen of Blades. None shall ever dispute my rule… again.

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