For those who haven’t been keeping up to date with Starcraft II, Blizzard released Terran unit and building details on [url]starcraft2.com[/url] last Saturday. We give you a brief summary of the unveiling.
Joining classic units like the [url=http://www.starcraft2.com/features/terran/marine.xml]Marine[/url] and [url=http://www.starcraft2.com/features/terran/ghost.xml]Ghost[/url] is the [url=http://www.starcraft2.com/features/terran/reaper.xml]Reaper[/url]. The Reaper is a foot soldier equipped with dual pistols as well as a jet pack that enables it to transverse cliffs, last seen in the SC2 gameplay video released earlier in the year.
Two new air units were also unveiled. The [url=http://www.starcraft2.com/features/terran/viking.xml]Viking[/url] is a Macross-like unit that can transform between jet mode and mech mode, replacing the Goliath, Wraith and Valkyrie units of the original Starcraft.
The [url=http://www.starcraft2.com/features/terran/banshee.xml]Banshee[/url], on the other hand, is a ground attack only tactical strike aircraft that has the ability to cloak.
Literally the biggest addition to the Terran arsenal is the [url=http://www.starcraft2.com/features/terran/thor.xml]Thor[/url] “Heavy Assault Mech”. A ridiculously huge two-legged mech, it seems to have the firepower equivalent of a Battlecruiser, except on legs.
For Terran structures, only the trusty [url=http://www.starcraft2.com/features/terran/commandcenter.xml]Command Center[/url] has been unveiled. In addition a surveillance station upgrade, there is now a planetary fortress upgrade which appears to put a massive twin cannon on top of the Command Center for some anti-ground defensive firepower.
With the Protoss and Terran buildings and units now partially revealed, the Zerg remains as the SC2 race most shrouded in mystery.