March 10, 2013
Preview: Starcraft II Heart of the Swarm
The first expansion to Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty is releasing on Tuesday March 12th and it didn’t even take Blizzard 10 years to do it! In this Expansion we will be following the story of Sarah Kerrigan, the former Queen of Blades which is a direct continuation of Wings of Liberty.
The campaign will have 20 missions and include campaign only units and abilities to aid you in your quest for complete domination. Kerrigan will also play a role in each mission as a powerful hero over seeing the Swam. She will gain strength and new powerful abilities that players can pick and choose which to enhance from mission to mission.
The campaign sounds great BUT that’s not why people are so fanatical about paying Starcraft because we come for the campaign but we stay for the multiplayer, and Blizzard has added some interesting changes to the metagame including new units for each race, group and clan systems, unranked match-making, additional stat tracking, and (My favorite) multiplayer replays.
Multiplayer replays have some cool features including: watching replays with friends. The ability to actually start game play from a certain point in replay incase you want to relive victories or need to try new strategies in a pivotal point in a match the you may have lost. Also games can be re-set by players or referees to a previous point and played over incase one or all the players dropped from the game.
So do you think you have what it takes to be the heart of the Swarm? Well you can find out this Tuesday! Now check out the Pics and videos below. Don’t forget to check out the official Starcraft page right here!