With BlizzCon looming this weekend in Anaheim, we’ve finally heard something that suggests Starcraft II: Legacy of the Void is still in development. The final chapter in the Starcraft II trilogy, Blizzard has been oddly silent, but now, a voice actor has spoken up.
That voice actor is none other than Tricia Helfer, Number Six from Battlestar Galactica and – more notably in this case – the voice of Kerrigan from Starcraft II. She’s busy filming Ascension, a new series for SyFy, and is unlikely to end up in Anaheim for the event, but she says she was recently in the studio, recording voice tracks for the upcoming Blizzard release.
It was a lot different – because I came off Heart of the Swarm, where it was a huge Kerrigan story. So this is a lot less. For Heart of the Swarm, I taped multiple sessions. The character felt the same. I don’t know how much I can give away. There’s definitely some… it feels like there’s a finality to it.
Despite playing the Queen of Blades, one of the most iconic female characters in gaming history, Helfer laughs at the suggestion she’s a gamer. “It’s just not where my brain works!” she laughs.
BlizzCon hits the Anaheim Convention Center in California Friday November 7 and Saturday November 8. Virtual Tickets are still available, and Blizzard is also offering a free livestream for fans who can’t get to the event.
We’re not sure quite what to expect this year. There have been some (very quiet) rumblings about Warcraft 4, which seems unlikely. With Warlords of Draenor landing later this month, and Diablo III still enjoying the just-launched glow on consoles, we doubt there will be anything from either of those franchises, and Hearthstone‘s still trundling along.
That said, it’s been a year and a half since StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm hit shelves (and more than four since Wings of Liberty), so an announcement regarding Legacy of the Void would be well-timed. Either way, we don’t have long to wait!