StarCraft Marine Cosplay

Photo credit: Red Rock Cosplay | Martin Wong

For some gamers, StarCraft’s release feels just like yesterday, when in fact Blizzard Entertainment began planning the game in 1995, with a development team led by Metzen and Phinney. The game debuted at E3 1996, and used a modified Warcraft II game engine. StarCraft also marked the creation of Blizzard Entertainment’s film department; the game introduced high quality cinematics integral to the storyline of the series. Now, fans are creating amazing costumes, such as the Marine, you see above. Continue reading for another video.

The original game and its official expansion have been praised as one of the benchmark real-time strategy games of its time. The series has gathered a solid following around the world, particularly in South Korea, where professional players and teams participate in matches, earn sponsorships, and compete in televised matches. As of May 31, 2007, StarCraft and Brood War have sold almost 10 million copies combined.