Starcraft II Single Player Hands On: Screenshots # 13

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This is the Cantina Room within the Hyperion battlecruiser.  There are many things here to sink your eye-teeth in.  First, the guy on the far left is Mr. Graven Hill (or Mr. Hill).  He is the guy you should visit often to hire Mercenaries. When click on his laptop, you get access to the Mercenary Interface which lists all the available mercenary types.  You can interact with the Juke Box strapped to the ceiling-computer to play Country music.  You can also click on the TV screen to watch the latest report from Kate Lockwell.  You should watch the TV often because after every mission she talks about the current status after your actions, or things the Terran Dominion responded to your actions or plans to do.  A lore source for lore fans—so it’s optional.

Something funny about the TV screen is the note taped onto it, which says: “Don’t shoot the screen.”—probably a reminder so that Raynor doesn’t shoot at the screen when Arcturus Mengsk is talking on the news.  There are two nice easter eggs in the Cantina Room: The holographic dancer on the top dances exactly like the World of Warcraft night elf female (which in turn is a dance from french singer Aliz

Starcraft II Single Player Hands On: Screenshots # 12

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In this image, you can see the Lab Room inside the Hyperion.  You are greeted by the young scientist Steltman.  At first glance you wouldn’t notice, but the object floating in front of Jim Raynor seems to be one of the Xel’Naga artifacts.  The Lab is an alternate source for bonus upgrades only available through the Xeno Research Project.  You must click on the console in front of Jim Raynor to access this interface.  There you can see available projects which give you bonus mission objectives such as retrieving 12 protoss relics from any of the missions to obtain +1 armor to all your vehicles; or kill 4 Brutalisk (Zerg mutants) to gain bonus weapon damage; or 4 chrysalis to gain infantry +1 damage.  This is a place you would want to check out as soon as it becomes available through you somewhere after mission # 3: Zero Hour.

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Starcraft II Single Player Hands On: Screenshots # 10

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After the third mission (Zero Hour) and its posterior cinematics end, your view is shift inside the Hyperior at the Bridge.  You can see Captain Matt Horder, Jim Raynor and Tychus Findlay in this screenshot.  One thing to note in this screenshot is how much the bridge has evolved from what we saw at Blizzcon 2007.  This is a totally overhauled design, and those lore-nerds out there like myself will notice a lore reference in the new design of the Hyperion.  For example, the Hyperion was formerly owned by Arcturus Mengsk, right?  So it should still have decoration suited for its former owner, right?

In Starcraft: I, Mengsk, it is mentioned that the Mengsk family’s emblem is the Wolf.  You can see throughout the Hyperion’s bridge many wolf heads on the decoration across the walls near the ceiling.

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Starcraft II Single Player Hands On: Screenshots # 8

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This is the third mission in the Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty single player.  It’s titled Zero Hour.  You must hold out 20 minutes until extraction.  In the meantime, the Zerg has arrived lured somehow by the Xel’Naga artifact.  At the end of the 20 minutes, Captain Matt Horner arrives aboard the Hyperion battlecruiser to rescue Jim Raynor, Tychus Findlay and the Raynor’s Raiders.

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Starcraft II Single Player Hands On: Screenshots # 6

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In this screenshot, the Dominion amasses near a holographic projector, Raynor appears onscreen through the commlink UI and says no problem boys, and sends reinforcements.  Three pods fall from the sky into the ground, and more Raynor’s Raiders marines pour out to annihilate the Dominion forces. Odd thing … there was no ghost to recall these pods.

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Starcraft II Single Player Hands On: Screenshots # 3

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The Raynor’s Raiders were sent to the Protoss Shrineworld known as Monlyth. It had been abandoned for centuries, but the Tal’drim tribe seems to have a mysterious interest in the place.  You are there to retrieve a Xel’Naga artifact and some protoss relics.  In this screenshot you can see at the center the Xel’Naga artifact.  As soon as you get near it, protective walls surround the artifact, and you are ambushed by four enormous zealot statues that shoot two lasers from their eyes. The mission is titled Tooth and Nail.  Watch the Single Player video for this scene—the link is on the main gallery page.

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Starcraft II Single Player Hands On: Screenshots # 1

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In this screenshot you can see the three Firebats given to you at the beginning of the mission: “The Evacuation of Agria” escorting a cargo truck.  The vehicle is carrying citizens of fringe-world Agria which you need to escort along the road toward the hangar, where Hercules-class dropships await for offworld extraction.

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Starcraft II Single Player Hands On: Screenshots # 4

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In this screenshot, Raynor’s Raiders are about to land near the Dominion Shipment Center in the first mission of Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty titled Liberation Day. Raynor has grown tired of Mengsk and plans to rally the civilians against the Dominion forces that have come to Mar Sara to salvage any leftovers of the Confederacy and any mining and gas resources.

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