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:

StarCraft Cartooned Available

So what is StarCraft Cartooned? Have you watched the Carbot Animations’ StarCraft videos? Then, how about playing StarCraft: Remastered with all units, buildings, and tilesets customized to look like those in real-time? That is StarCraft Cartooned.

Blizzard Entertainment and Carbot Animations have partnered to recreate the StarCraft gameplay experience.

You can buy or gift the StarCraft Cartooned game for $9.99 at the following page.

Twitch Prime – Abathur: Evolved Bundle

Twitch Prime sent a newsletter to all its members to remind that the Abathur: Evolved Bundle ends on April 10th.

In addition, Twitch Prime took the moment to inform their upcoming plans for StarCraft II. New loot bundles will be announced soon for Swann (April) and Vorazun (May).

I added a video, at the bottom of this page, showing all the perks of this bundle from within the StarCraft II game’s Collection tab.

StarCraft: Remastered Patch 1.22.3

The StarCraft: Remastered Patch 1.22.3 updated several maps, overhauled the replay info screen and replay file format. It also fixed the replay sync issues. Season 3 has begun.

PATCH NOTES

Greetings Cerebrates, Commanders, and Executors. Patch 1.22.3 has arrived. Welcome to Season 3!

Features and Improvements

New Zerg themed ranked play rewards.

  • S,A,B,U rank portraits and frames.

Map Pool Updates

  • (2) Cross Game 1.06
  • (2) Overwatch 2.2
  • (3) Medusa 2.2
  • (4) Circuit Breakers 1.0
  • (4) Fighting Spirit 1.3
  • (4) Ground_Zero 2.0
  • (4) Colosseum 2.0

RANKS (Note: For the first two weeks ranks will be MMR bucketed based on last season’s data. After which we will switch to the percentage-based breakdown above.)

  • S Rank – Top 1% of players
  • A Rank – 7%
  • B Rank – 21%
  • C Rank – 21%
  • D Rank – 21%
  • E Rank – 21%
  • F Rank – 8%

OTHER

  • Overhauled replay information screen and replay file name format.
  • Friends presence notifications can now be toggled on and off with the chat commands /f on and /f off.
  • /dnd will also ignore presence notifications from friends. Additionally, when /dnd is now toggled feedback will be provided as to wether it’s on or off.
  • Added /f o as an alias for /f lo

BUG FIXES

  • Fixed a bug introduced in last patch which caused replays to go out of sync when any player left the game. Note: existing replays created under that patch will not be repaired – they will remain broken.
  • Re-enabled disconnect stats.

Patch 3.13.0 Preview: Scythe of Amon

In their newest preview for 3.13.0, Blizzard reveals their newest mission for Starcraft 2 coop mode, which is based on the Legacy of the Void mission “The Host“.

In our newest Co-op Mission, Lyrak, one of Matriach Vorazun’s scouts, reports the discovery of a new threat from Amon. Lyrak discovers that Amon has created a new type of Hybrid and is beginning to awaken it by funneling energy from a Xel’Naga temple. Your mission is to prevent Amon’s most powerful weapon from being unleashed on the universe.

Scattered throughout the map are Void Slivers that are channeling energy to spawn the Voidshade Hybrid. They are protected by Void Rifts that will spawn enemies from every race. If players do not destroy a Sliver within the time given, the Hybrid will be summoned and you will instantly fail the mission. You’ll need to constantly monitor the remaining time and decide when is the best moment to send your army on the offensive.

Because of the threat that this new enemy brings, your secondary mission is to help evacuate the citizens in the surrounding city and save them from Amon’s attacks. To do so, you have  to clear a patch for the shuttle and ensure that it arrives at its destination safely.

Scythe of Amon arrives with Patch 3.13.0. Which commanders do you think will do exceptionally well on this map? Let us know in the comments. We’ll see you on the battlefield!

 

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