StarCraft 2’s new co-op commander is an actual bastard
StarCraft 2 might have seen some light evil before, with Kurgen and Alarak, but the new co-op commander Arcturus Mengsk is an unfiltered bastard.
Mengsk has been around since the very beginning in StarCraft’s universe, and Blizzard is bringing him to life as a playable co-op character in the most appropriate way. His army is made up of regular citizens, ill-equipped for battle and forced to scavenge tech from their fallen comrades. To Mengsk, his army is just meat.
“His core units, which we call Dominion Labourers and Troopers, are actually just regular Dominion citizens that he conscripts into his army to serve,” lead co-op designer Kevin ‘monk’ Dong explains. “Instead of workers, he has Dominion Labourers and instead of Marines – the core unit of the Terrans – he has Dominion Troopers.
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