Blizzard slithered out the first mission pack for StarCraft II: Nova Covert Ops. It only contains three missions in the first pack and there will be a total of three packs, meaning you get nine missions when all is said and done.
The pack came out on March 29th and features the psychic Ghost known as Nova. She wakes up with her memory wiped and must make her way through a mysterious facility, taking out any and everyone who gets in her way. YouTuber Alzu Gaming actually has a complete walkthrough of all three missions from the first mission pack uploaded and available for viewing in the hour long video below. The story here takes place after the events of Legacy of the Void.
StarCraft 2 Nova Covert Ops FULL Walkthrough The first three missions of the Nova Covert Ops single-player campaign are coming to StarCraft II on March 29. Your decrypted briefing is ready, Commander. StarCraft II: Nova Covert Ops is the first mission pack for StarCraft II.
Players start off with Nova, playing StarCraft II almost like a stealth game where players have to sneak around and avoid detection while reequipping Nova and freeing her teammates. Eventually players will command four of the Ghosts, including Nova, Pearce, Delta and Stone.
To mix up the gameplay there are some vehicular segments where players will drive through the streets, blasting down enemies on hover bikes. It’s fairly slow paced and a bit limited, but it hearkens back to the days of the old side-scrolling arcade games from the 1980s and 1990s.
The trailers originally made it look like Horner and the rest of the Dominion had labeled Nova as a traitor, but that gets put on the back burner as classic StarCraft II missions take precedence over the plot involving Nova going AWOL for months.
After the first mission things settle into the typical resource grind that StarCraft II is known for; no more arcade games and no more stealthing around.
The Nova Covert Ops pack contains three mission packs each, sold at $7.49. You can get all three mission packs together (with the other two releasing throughout the rest of 2016) for $14.99. The missions are short and compact and no where near as expansive as the other StarCraft II expansions. If you’re desperate for more sci-fi RTS action then it might be worth it, but if you’re a casual fan it might be worth skipping.