Starcraft‘s first panel was dense with new developments for the franchise going forward. To keep things fresh, a new commander, mission pack 3, a new arcade map, comic, and story to explore will all arrive in the coming year. Players will also be able to purchase a new War Chest to unlock gradually released skins, emoticons, decals, and much more. New Commander: Alexei Stukov Stukov is a mix of Terran and Zerg, and should be familiar to players from Brood War. An old ally of Kerrigan, he focuses on a “zombie theme.” His buildings spawn infested civilians and hatch grotesque units His siege tank eats civilians and shoots them out as ammo, using tentacles to “poke” enemies Infested Army Bunker spawns infested marines, and get up and move around the field, and can infect other structures War Chests War Chests are content packs opted in via purchase. They unlock some content

Nova Covert Ops, Starcraft II‘s first mission bundle announced during BlizzCon, is up for pre-purchase on the Shop. Pre-purchasing the bundle save you 33% across the 3 included packs, as well as land you the new Nova portrait and Covert Ops Ghost skin for Ghost units. You can read more about the Nova Covert Ops mission bundle, as well as other upcoming Starcraft II features, on BlizzPro: Mission Packs: Nova Covert Ops The Future of StarCraft II

From now through December 8, you can join in on the intergalactic warfare of Starcraft II‘s first two expansions–Wings of Liberty and Heart of the Swarm–for 50% off. Or give it to someone. Since it’s that time of the year. If you really want to. You can find this and other holiday sales on the Shop.

Mike Morrhaime announced that StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void will not be the end of the company’s development of the Starcraft saga today at the BlizzCon 2015 opening ceremony. He announced new RTS missions to come in spring 2016. The first seems to be titled “Nova Covert OPS.” Details to come later today with the Future of StarCraft panel.