Ultra-rumor: StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm ending leaks out a year early

Thursday, 9 December 2010 05:16 GMT By Nathan Grayson


We believe an “oops” is in order.

Actually, not an “oops,” but rather THE “oops” – the “oops” by which all other “oopses” shall henceforth be judged.

Kotaku‘s uncovered what appears to be a very early cut of StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm’s ending. How early? Well, the game’s not supposed to wriggle out of Blizzard’s hive for more than a year and the footage occasionally splices in storyboard images. Also, you’ll note that the production company’s watermark is clearly visible. The Third Floor, as it’s known, previously assisted with StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, giving this thing some credentials beyond “look at this neato video we found on Youtube.”

As per usual, Blizzard’s taken its “Blizzard Entertainment does not comment on rumors or speculation” stance with this one. However, actions speak louder than words, and frantic attempts to have the video Yamato cannoned off the face of the Internet seem to suggest that this isn’t just some piece of high-budget fan fiction. Anyway, the video’s below – though it may not stay that way for long. Needless to say, SPOILERS IMMINENT.