The latest trailer for Blizzard's upcoming expansion, StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm, focuses on one extremely upset Queen of Blades, the part human, part Zerg and former Terran Ghost Sarah Kerrigan.
Heart of the Swarm's "Vengeance" trailer includes clips from the previously released pre-rendered opening cinematic and key moments from the game — like Kerrigan reminding us once again that she is the swarm — rendered in-engine. Fans of StarCraft's narrative may want to tread lightly, as the new cinematic may feature some story spoilers. For those simply seeking a taste of more StarCraft 2, watch as Kerrigan exacts her revenge on the people, from Arcturus Mengsk to thousands of Terran Marines, who have wronged her.
StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm will be released worldwide on March...
A new StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm preview reveals the many changes and additions made for eSports and multiplayer.
Community manager Kevin Johnson narrates the video, which you can watch above. StarCraft 2 players will now be able to watch replays with a group, thanks to a new "watch with others" button located at the bottom of the replay interface. Players will even be able to jump into match replays and player as a character from that match with a new "Take Command" feature.
Other additions include the ability to recover a game lost due to technical errors, customizable user interface in observer mode, and new physics and stats.
StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm will be released March 12.
A recent video for StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm, the upcoming expansion for Blizzard's spacefaring real-time strategy game, shows off the many ways to play, with a focus on newcomers.
Check out the video above to see StarCraft 2's community manager Kevin Johnson walk viewers through training mode, which ramps up the game's speed for new players, player-versus-player matchmaking, featuring the new unranked mode, and ranked mode for those who want to climb the Battle.net ladder.
For more on Heart of the Swarm, be sure to check out our recent interview with game director Dustin Browder. The expansion is set for a March 12 release, and Blizzard will host a series of launch events to celebrate its arrival on Windows PC and Mac.
StarCraft 2's first expansion, Heart of the Swarm, includes a host of usability improvements and features designed to bring players closer to the greater StarCraft community, as seen in a developer video released today by Blizzard.
Blizzard community manager Kevin Johnson takes viewers through the changes to the game's home screen, which has been redesigned with an eye toward simplification, consistency and usability. It also brings relevant information and features to the fore, such as custom games, chat channels and featured groups.
Heart of the Swarm allows StarCraft 2 players to join clans and groups. They'll initially seem relatively similar, but clans are invitation-only affairs designed to be small, while groups can be about anything. That's the other main difference: Groups...
Blizzard Entertainment is lauded for its skill at creating beautiful computer animation massive both in scale and detail. The opening cinematic for its upcoming expansion, StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm, stays true to its well earned pedigree, offering a gorgeously rendered, awe-inspiring look at a Zerg invasion.
Zerglings and Ultralisks lay waste to a Terran city, crushing Marines and Siege Tanks in a terrifying battle that ends with Ghost turned Zerg Queen of Blades Sarah Kerrigan overseeing the consequences of her revenge. And then, a minor twist that helps bridge the ending of StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty and its soon-to-be-released successor.
In an interview with StarCraft 2 game director Dustin Browder, he explained what Heart of the Swarm's opening cinematic is meant to...