Remember the old LAN parties from long ago. Playing StarCraft and its expansion Brood War? Well now you can re live those memories with a completely new Remastered version of the game. Announced earlier this month, StarCraft Remastered upgrades the essential sci-fi strategy experience from beginning to end. Welcome back to the original game and its award-winning expansion.
Here are a few of the new art for the game.
Ever wonder why Zerglings in the original StarCraft do so much damage? Maybe it’s because they have hands to hold you in place while they’re chewing on you.
I went through our old manuals, concepts, and cinematics, and I’d find things like: “Oh my God, this Zergling has hands!” And if you look at the little portrait—it does have hands! Even though it was just two pixels on the actual unit. I wanted to make that a point, to get the hands on there.
Ultralisks in StarCraft: Brood War are the swift and muscular cavalry of late-game Zerg. Until StarCraft Remastered, though, it was difficult to gauge the precise sharpness of their signature crescent tusks. Turns out they’re extremely sharp.
Simultaneously boxy and sleek, the stately Battlecruiser rains destruction from above. As a large unit, its low resolution in StarCraft was particularly noticeable. Now its architectural complexities—bulkheads and engines and viewports—are visible for all to see.
The little square modules are crew facilities, like cantinas and rec rooms. Fun fact: a Battlecruiser can house from 6,000 to 8,000 crew members!
There’s nothing scarier than a fleet of Siege Tanks, their Mjolnir 120 mm Shock Cannons poised to unleash a torrent of destruction—except, perhaps, if those Siege Tanks are depicted in stunning 4K.
The enigmatic Reaver conceals near-limitless power beneath its segmented carapace. Now both the Reaver and the explosive Scarabs it fires have been remastered in shining mechanical glory.
The tube-like protrusions on the sides of the Reaver’s head are its “eyes,” though since the unit is mechanical they are more like periscope-style navigational technology.
Dragoons, which carry gravely wounded Protoss warriors in their fluid cores, are renowned for their intelligence in battle. StarCraft Remastered gives these brilliant soldiers the regal majesty they deserve.
What do you think of StarCraft Remastered? Great idea by Blizzard or leave the original alone? For me, I love the idea of redoing a classic game but it needs to be done correctly because part of the nostalgia of these oldies was how they looked. Thoughts?