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First SCII: Heart of the Swarm teaser hunts for Kerrigan

Friday, 27th May 2011 22:29 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Boom! Right out of left-field, the first teaser trailer for the second part of the StarCraft II story arc, Zerg-based Heart of the Swarm, has been posted online.

The video is a 45 second tease which follows up on the end of the Terran-centered Wings of Liberty. It shows off its purple-focused logo for the first time.

GameTrailers originally posted the video, but its been pulled. Someone pushed the button too early, by the looks of it. Luckily, it’s on YouTube.

Watch it below before it gets pulled (thanks, rrw).

Blizzard said that it would be showing Heart of the Swarm to press for the very first time this month a couple of weeks back during an Activision-Blizzard financial call.

The third and final section of the SCII story arc is the Protoss-led Legacy of the Void.

No date yet confirmed yet, but a release in 2012 is likely.

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  1. Bloodyghost

    Sweet shit! Also Cullen, I love following you on twitter.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Erthazus

    As much as i hate singleplayer campaign in Starcraft II i’m still going to get and end the trilogy.

    fuck you Bobby Kotick! You can take my money, again :(

    #2 3 years ago
  3. rrw

    i hope the SP is not disappointment again. if it is, the blizzard just become activision puppet and they just milking it

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Hunam

    Say what? The SP in Starcrat 2 was utterly fantastic. Every level was different and the story was amazing. It was even challenging (to me anyway) on every level, never a white wash. Loved it. Probably the most perfect RTS made yet. That Total Annihilation that is.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Johnny Cullen

    I’m still to play it. My Macbook wouldn’t play it when I first got it. Think I need to tinker with the settings.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. HAM1DR3ZA

    oh it is really great , but can anyone tell me why they were trying to find Sarah again? and why Sarah was on that form in the end of trailer?
    and finally why Sarah did’nt cut those shitty Kerrigan Hairs from his head?

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Erthazus

    @6, they were not trying. It’s just Kerrigan is apeshit again and probably will offer a deal to Jim Raynor to help her to fight Arcturus Mengsk.

    cheap holywood cliche style of the story.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. rrw

    #6 common plot will be someone kidnap kerigan from jim by Mengsk force. the jim just try to find her

    despite being supposed to be “purified” some zerg genes still with her. hence her hair and eye

    #8 3 years ago
  9. DSB

    The SP was just a sideshow. The only real draw was in the challenges, but that’s still pretty boring.

    It’s all about clicking and pressing the right stuff faster than anybody else online.

    @7 Like 98% of all other games :P

    #9 3 years ago
  10. rrw

    youtube

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Un8VBSv1JOg

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Johnny Cullen

    I’ve swapped out the GameTrailers version for the YouTube one. Lord knows how that one will last.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. freedoms_stain

    Video is “Private” J.C. can’t watch.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. Johnny Cullen

    Swapped it again. That’s it, though. I’m going to bed, so if it gets pulled, you’re on your own.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. dkblackhawk

    http://www.thegx.co/news/1310/leaked-starcraft-ii-heart-of-the-swarm-trailer/

    Video can’t be taken down, enjoy!

    #14 3 years ago
  15. Quak0r

    Alternate tubelink: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZMj1NqirH0

    #15 3 years ago
  16. ultramega

    @4
    I think Company of Heroes deserves a mention in there.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. Detonator

    Where is my jaw-dropping CG? This video looks like fan-made, shame on you Blizzard. And where is the epic moments?

    #17 3 years ago
  18. Talkar

    @17
    That trailer was created using the SC2 engine! That is an RTS engine. There is no other engines, designed for RTS games that have these high resolution textures.

    #18 3 years ago
  19. Stephany Nunneley

    OK gonna try to add another one in there.

    #19 3 years ago
  20. Freek

    And the trailer isn’t availebel in HD, making it look extra crap. But it’s just a leaked version, I doubt we’ll have to wait long to see it in nice crisp detail.

    #20 3 years ago
  21. Dralen

    I thought it was a very impressive game. I’m not really a fan of RTS games, but this had a great story and some of the cinematic cut-scenes gave me goosebumps. Although, I will admit I was losing interest towards the end.

    #21 3 years ago
  22. Phoenixblight

    @21

    Me too! But I didn’t lose interest at the end. I can’t wait to play the Zerg’s story.

    #22 3 years ago
  23. Dralen

    @22 Yeah, I think it’s just me. I wasn’t losing interest in the story, the story is fantastic and is what drove me to the end. But I just really don’t enjoy playing strategy games (The Gameplay), which is why I lost interest.

    #23 3 years ago
  24. Erthazus

    @18, aha, yeah :D

    You reallly think this is Starcraft II engine trailer then i want to dissapoint you. It’s not SC2 default engine.

    #24 3 years ago