BlizzCon 2011: Starcraft 2 – Heart of the Swarm gets a new trailer

Also out from Blizzcon is a new trailer showing off a bit more of the story in the next installment of Starcraft 2. It’s spoiler worthy stuff meaning that if you haven’t finished the first game, Wings of Liberty, you might want to avert your eyes as it picks up right after the ending with former Zerg queen/Terran Ghost operative Kerrigan finally returning home, so to speak, for revenge.

Wings of Liberty focused on the Terran story and Heart of the Swarm is going to be all about the Zerg along with adding a number of new units to spice things up online. All in all, it looks like RTS players are going to be playing with new and improved Zerg swarms when this breaks.

Starcraft II – Heart of the Swarm trailer rolls out, but don’t hope for a release date yet

A short tease was released for the next chapter in the Starcraft II saga, Heart of the Swarm. Unfortunately, this doesn’t mean that the game might actually be coming out this year. Earlier this month, Activision had their quarterly financial call in which Thomas Tippl, COO and CFO of Activision Blizzard, had said:

“As I mentioned on our last call, given Blizzard Entertainment has not
confirmed the launch date for its next global release, our outlook at
this time does not include a new game from Blizzard in 2011. Should
Blizzard not release a major title this year, we would expect, for
planning purposes, to launch a minimum of 2 Blizzard titles in 2012.”

Of course, that only says that Blizzard hasn’t said anything yet about dates so they’re planning on two Blizzard titles in 2012 if they don’t pull the trigger this year. It’s a safe guess that the two titles could be Heart of the Swarm and the long awaited Diablo III.

One odd thing about the trailer. It was posted on Gametrailers, then pulled. It didn’t take long for it to show up elsewhere, though, with the Gametrailers intro stripped out (but you can still see the watermark). Check it out while it’s fresh.