Blizzard, on the opening ceremony at the Blizzcon 2016, announced that the third and final set of Nova Covert Ops mission packs for StarCraft 2 will be released later this month. However, here were no official details revealed about the new co-op commander game, just that the release is expected to be on November 22.
The game Starcraft 2: Nova Covert Ops is a downloadable content (DLC) trilogy of single-player mission packs for Starcraft 2: Wings of Liberty. It includes 9 exclusive missions, coming in packs of three a mission. The first mission pack was released on Mar. 29, 2016 followed by the second mission pack on Aug. 2.
The final mission pack is also to feature a new Zerg-infested commander for Co-Op Missions, a former Terran, Alexei Stukov. Have a look at it in the trailer:
The description below the trailer reads:
“Former Terran vice admiral and current-infested leader of Stukov’s forces, Alexei Stukov will be joining the ranks as the newest StarCraft ll commander! Leading forces of infested units and structures, this unorthodox commander is sure to overwhelm foes.”
The third pack is to have a price tag of $7.49 but the bundle offer for all trilogy packs will be available at a discounted price of $14.99. As for the users who already own the first mission pack, are abstained from availing the mission bundle at a discounted price. So the undiscounted price for the mission bundle in $22.47 as reported in the official Nova Covert Ops website in Battle.net. There is also an in-game ghost unit skin reward for gamers who purchase all mission packs.
Blizzard has further revealed that they are planning to share StarCraft 2 APIs to the Deep Mind AI team at Google and build a learning AI with this joint collaboration, that would eventually play – and beat – some of the best SC2 players in toe world. The Deep Mind official account tweeted about the collaboration.