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StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm opening cinematic will have you begging for more

StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm opening cinematic will have you begging for more

StarCraft II Heart of the Swarm trailer - Kerrigan

If you are still playing StarCraft II, then you are in for one hell of a treat—Blizzard has just released the opening cinematic for StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm.

At first glance it gets us thinking that Kerrigan is back as the Queen of Blades—but it was merely a nightmare or dream in her case.

The expansion is set to arrive on March 12, 2013.

If you have not played StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, this is a good time to get caught up.

Comments

  1. Winfrey
    Winfrey Blizzard's gotten pretty good at cinematics for their games.
  2. pigflipper
    pigflipper Damnit, now I want to buy it. Crap.
  3. Theironhand
    Theironhand I think I may re-download Starcraft II......
  4. MrTRiot
    MrTRiot I wasn't actually that impressed with sc2. Blizzard seems to drop the ball on sequels *cough*d3*cough*
  5. MiracleManS
    MiracleManS I liked SC2's story some. It felt odd, but still not horrible. This looks interesting.

    And I also still liked D3 :-P
  6. NullenVoyd
    NullenVoyd
    Blizzard's gotten pretty good at cinematics for their games.
    Wait, they make games?
  7. MAGIC
    MAGIC
    Blizzard's gotten pretty good at cinematics for their games.


    Wait, they make games?
    To support their cinematics.
  8. CB
    CB Wilhelm scream @ 1:44
  9. pseudonym
    pseudonym
    Wilhelm scream @ 1:44
    Why is it necessary to put this in EVERYTHING?!?! Is there some requirement for filmakers written into every contract to use it or the robotic Walt Disney will be released on the world to wreak havoc and destroy humanity?

    Honestly, what is the reason? Because I hate it.
  10. shwaip
    shwaip HotS HotS HotS HotS
  11. Koreish
    Koreish
    Wilhelm scream @ 1:44


    Why is it necessary to put this in EVERYTHING?!?! Is there some requirement for filmakers written into every contract to use it or the robotic Walt Disney will be released on the world to wreak havoc and destroy humanity?

    Honestly, what is the reason? Because I hate it.
    They put it in because it's a free sound byte.
  12. CB
    CB It's become a sort of inside joke among television and film producers and sound engineers. It's almost reached tradition status, that the scream should go somewhere in nearly every action film, but honestly, once you've done a bit of sound engineering and you've heard and used the stock sound effects that every editor has access to, you start to hear those sound effects in everything. The wilhelm scream is one of the more noticeable, but everything from door slams to tire screeches to bird calls come out of that collection, and it gets used a lot. Very few show make their own sound effects. (The Simpsons is an example of a show that rarely uses the stock sounds)
  13. fatcat
    fatcat so does this mean Starcraft 2 is 2/3 complete?

    cause yanno I'm waiting on Starcraft 2 battlechest lol
  14. Church4252
    Church4252
    so does this mean Starcraft 2 is 2/3 complete?

    cause yanno I'm waiting on Starcraft 2 battlechest lol
    Yes, it will be 2/3 complete since the last one will focus on the Protoss. lol
  15. Tim
    Tim Judging by the video, it looks like Blizzard has nerfed Terran AGAIN! That's all Blizzard is good for, taking the class I played and constantly taking away abilities and slowing their build order down and weakening units and making it harder and harder just to maintain a decent win/loss ratio, much less get ahead!
  16. cola
    cola
    Judging by the video, it looks like Blizzard has nerfed Terran AGAIN! That's all Blizzard is good for, taking the class I played and constantly taking away abilities and slowing their build order down and weakening units and making it harder and harder just to maintain a decent win/loss ratio, much less get ahead!
    It's a cinematic. It has literally no relation to game balance. Your win/loss ratio is based solely on your ability to play the game as is.
  17. shwaip
    shwaip Terran is basically manhandling the other two races in the beta, just fyi.

    Also cola, you'll be happy to know that they decreased the cost and build time of the DT shrine.
  18. GnomeWizardd
    GnomeWizardd Drool, so happy to get a laptop that will play
  19. Koreish
    Koreish
    Judging by the video, it looks like Blizzard has nerfed Terran AGAIN! That's all Blizzard is good for, taking the class I played and constantly taking away abilities and slowing their build order down and weakening units and making it harder and harder just to maintain a decent win/loss ratio, much less get ahead!
    I don't know how much attention you've been paying attention to the beta but Terran really needed a nerf. The Warhound was just way to good freaking killed everything, was cheap, and only cost two supply, could have 5 of them within 8 min. I play Terran too and even I know that Terran has been OP as shit all beta.

  20. cola
    cola Hehe, I had heard that they were making the Dark Shrine more affordable, I'm going to be picking up HotS when it drops so I'm looking forward to getting back into the swing of things.
  21. shwaip
    shwaip
    Hehe, I had heard that they were making the Dark Shrine more affordable, I'm going to be picking up HotS when it drops so I'm looking forward to getting back into the swing of things.
    Fyi if you pre order from Amazon you get beta access
  22. primesuspect
  23. Tim
    Tim It says get beta access within 5-8 days! I WANT IT AS SOON AS I ORDER!!!!!
  24. Church4252
    Church4252 yeah, said the same thing for me too =(
  25. mertesn
    mertesn
    It says get beta access within 5-8 days! I WANT IT AS SOON AS I ORDER!!!!!
    Tough shit.
  26. shwaip
    shwaip I got mine immediately. There's a wait now because asshats were pre ordering, getting the key, then cancelling.
  27. Winfrey
    Winfrey I bet Tim would never attempt such a thing.
  28. GnomeWizardd
    GnomeWizardd Ordered and waiting

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