From The Game Informer Archives: StarCraft Ghost

by Andrew Reiner on Dec 19, 2013 at 07:51 AM

Ask any gamer what titles they lament lingering in development limbo and you’ll certainly get an answer. One game that seems to come up often in these discussions is Blizzard’s StarCraft Ghost, a third-person shooter spinoff featuring a character named Nova.

We went digging through our archives of old press releases and asset discs and happened to come upon some interesting material from Blizzard's attempted foray into console development. StarCraft Ghost was intended to be a console side story to the PC strategy game. We’ve got the announcement press release and a handy FAQ that came along with it that explains just what Ghost is and isn’t. 

Ghost was in development first at Nihilistic (now nStigate Games). You might recognize that studio from its other titles, including Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects, Resistance: Burning Skies, and Call of Duty: Black Ops - Declassified. 

Development shifted over to Swingin’ Ape Studios, which was acquired by Blizzard. In 2006, StarCraft Ghost was put on indefinite hold. Nova lives on, though. She’ll be appearing in Blizzard’s upcoming MOBA Heroes of the Storm.

You can check out the FAQ, the announcement press release, and a number of screenshots below. Want to dig deeper into the archive? Check out a canceled game starring DC Comics' Lobo, promotional materials for the Atari Jaguar, and fact sheets for Madden '93.