StarCraft II’s Terran campaign to offer Protoss gameplay

StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty will contain “a Protoss mini-campaign,” a Blizzard rep has confirmed on the forums. Wings of Liberty is the first of three retail-bound StarCraft II packaged products and, since it holds the Terran single-player campaign, was thought to include only humans as a playable race. But, players will indeed be getting a taste of the Protoss race as well.

“I can confirm that there will be a Protoss mini-campaign that lets you control Protoss units,” wrote the rep. “This part of the campaign mode is of course way shorter than the Terran part, but it is very fun to have a very different playstyle to add even more variety to the game. I am sure every Protoss fan will love this part of the Campaign!”

“That being said, the Protoss mini-campaign will not prepare you for the multiplayer as Protoss, you won’t be using all units or getting to know buildings and upgrades. In general, even for Terran, it is not the objective of the singleplayer to show how to play the game effectively, it is to tell a story and do a lot of fun things, that would not be possible in multiplayer. The Challenges, mini-missions, that ask you to complete a very specific task, are more suited to give players the opportunity to learn how to use the units and how to play the game.”

Wings of Liberty is expected to hit the streets some time this year with Heart of the Swarm and Legacy of the Void — which hold the Zerg and Protoss campaigns respectively — following afterwards. A beta is expected this year as well.