Nova Covert Ops first mission pack releases on March 30th

Despite not being a fan of the story direction Blizzard took with Starcraft 2 I've still spent far more time than I'm willing to admit playing and replaying the campaigns, simply because they've managed to absolutely nail the gameplay, variety and level of challenge.

If you're in the same camp as I am you'll be delighted to hear that the first part of the brand new 'Nova Covert Ops' DLC campaign is coming on March 30th. Here's the trailer and a bit of information on what to expect:


With the reign of Emperor Valerian Mengsk under threat, and the Dominion Ghost program facing severe political opposition, many agents have begun to suddenly disappear in action. Their trail leads to a secretive Terran group, the Defenders of Man, who seem to be gathering the Ghost operatives, willing or not, for an unknown purpose. Its your job as Nova Terra, a ghost operative whose name is only one notch above Cypher Raige, to delve in to the conspiracy and figure out what exactly is going on before its too late for the Terran Dominion.

In gameplay terms this means you will be going through a nine mission long campaign that will take you all across the Koprulu sector as you attempt to undermine the Defenders of Man. Along the way you will be able to upgrade your equipment and abilities with cutting edge technology, and in general do things not often seen in the standard Starcraft 2 campaign.

The first Nova mission pack will be released on March 30th, and if you would like to pre-order the entire collection you can do so at a discounted price which brings the total down to $15. The best part of it all? You don't even need to own Starcraft 2 in order to play the 'Nova Covert Ops' campaign, the free Starter Edition will do.