StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm opening cinematic!

StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm is less than two months away, and in case gamers had forgotten about the upcoming space-age RTS, developer Blizzard has released the opening cinematic to the upcoming expansion. As predicted, it’s a little bit gorgeous.

What we have there is the eagerly-anticipated expansion to 2010’s Wings of Liberty. You will need the original game to play, but that shouldn’t be a problem, right?

On one hand, Heart of the Swarm brings a new single-player campaign that furthers the story of former Ghost Sarah Kerrigan, now without her powers as Queen of Blades. She’s been set free by the artifact, but something’s not quite right. Why is she still seeking out Zerg broods? What did the artifact really do?

While we’re trying to answer those questions, there’s always the temptation of multiplayer, which has gained new units and other fun bits and pieces that add on to the earlier game. With the focus on the “bug-like” Zerg, there’s an obvious bias, but whichever side you choose to support, you’ll reap the rewards.

Gamers around the world have already been trying out Heart of the Swarm, in competitive e-sports matches including the Major League Gaming Spring Championship last June. Now though, it’s very nearly your turn to get your hands on the finished version of StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm – out March 12, exclusively for PC.

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