StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm details emerge

BY Andrew Miesner / May 31, 2011

A few days ago we posted a leaked teaser for StarCraft II’s first expansion, Heart of the Swarm. Today the embargo on HotS has been lifted and a whole slew of information and videos have been made public.


While most of the information released focuses on the singleplayer aspects of StarCraft II, Blizzard has stated that HotS will bring new maps and units to the multiplayer. Aspects of the multiplayer is discussed in the “community roundtable Q&A.”

From the gameplay trailer, one can see that the singleplayer portion of the game will now include Winter/snow based maps, something that has yet to be seen in StarCraft. One can also see how HotS’s Zerg focus differs from StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. For example:

Zerg units can evolve to yield improvements or even all-new units. Blizzard offered the Zergling as an example; they can gain the ability to split into Broodlings when killed as a basic upgrade. They can also further evolve into either Swarmlings, which spawn as three units instead of two, or Raptors, which are stronger and can leap at an enemy.


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