Watch the Incredible New CGI Trailer for Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm

by on January 24, 2013

If there’s one thing Blizzard know how to do, it’s make a damn good CGI video. Their short, stunning promos for World of Warcraft and StarCraft are amazing, and this latest teaser for upcoming expansion Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm is no exception.

Set two years after the events of Wings of Liberty, Heart of the Swarm will see series mainstay and anti-heroine Sarah Kerrigan assuming control of the Zerg, a species in disarray, which Sarah must unite in order to finally destroy Arcturus Mengsk and the Terran Dominion. If you’re not a fan of the Starcraft series, that will have made no sense to you, so I’ll attempt to clarify.

StarCraft is a high-concept sci-fi RTS set in a far future universe in a distant galaxy where three races – the Terran humans, the Zerg swarm and the Protoss – are locked in a constant state of war. The Heart of the Swarm expansion to StarCraft II (the second of a trilogy of expansions that began with Wings of Liberty and will conclude with Legacy of the Void) focuses primarily on Sarah Kerrigan and the Zerg species, with Kerrigan as the protagonist having been returned to her human state. The plot will deal with the conflicting sides of her being: on one side she is human, while on the other she is the hybrid Matriarch known as the Queen of Blades.

In gameplay terms Heart of the Swarm will add around 20 new missions to the campaign, and bring in certain changes to help balance the game – including the removal of several units and abilities and the inclusion of replacements, or alterations to existing units.

Check out the amazing new cinematic below.

StarCraft II is available now for Windows PC. StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm will be available on March 12.

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  • http://GodisaGeek.com/ Adam Cook

    Get on my hard drive now, Heart of the Swarm!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61414987 Matt Hone

    I really liked Starcraft II but I think in terms of storytelling it could have been a lot better. I know story was never Starcraft’s selling point, but I think Blizzard were getting really good at it, Chris Metzen knows how to write good characters and interesting arcs and I expected something more from him.

    I’m still interested in this from a purely gameplay standpoint, most of the missions in SC2 were brilliant from a design viewpoint, I’m just hoping the story will match in quality.

  • http://GodisaGeek.com/ Adam Cook

    True enough, but it’s such a great game, overall. Not that this forgives it, but I’d just be happy to go back to the game for a bit.