Starcraft II: Heart Of The Swarm Expansion Set: picks up the story of StarCraft II where the 2010 release, Wings of Liberty, left off, focusing on Kerrigan's quest to reunite the Swarm and exact revenge on Arcturus Mengsk. In StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm you have to help Kerrigan fight her way through a massive single player campaign leading you to some of the most dangerous worlds in the Koprulu sector. You will face cunning enemies, rough environments and challenges that will afford all of your skills on the battlefield.
On Tarsonis, Sarah Kerrigan was betrayed by her allies and left to die by the people she trusted most but she survived, twisted by the terrifying zerg Overmind. As the Queen of Blades, she controlled the voracious zerg Swarm in a campaign of vengeance and retribution with a deathtoll numbering in the billions. Now, with her powers stripped and her mind finally free from the zerg influence, how much is really left of the woman who once was Sarah Kerrigan? Can her human side be redeemed... or does Kerrigan's fate forever lie within the Heart of the Swarm?
Please note: This is an Expansion pack. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty required for play, and is sold separately, if you don't have it already.
Collector's edition includes: Starcraft II - Torrasque Ultralisk and Portraits World of Warcraft - Pet Baneling Diablo III - Blade Wings And Banner Sigil
From the Manufacturer
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm is the first expansion to the 2010 release of the heralded Real-time strategy game, StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty.* Heart of the Swarm features a new campaign continuing the epic story of Sarah Kerrigan, Queen of Blades, as she gathers the remnants of the Zerg Swarm and plots her revenge against the treacherous dictator of the Koprulu sector, Arcturus Mengsk. It also introduces several new multiplayer units and features that enhance the acclaimed StarCraft II online experience.
Continue the Story Where Wings of Liberty Left Off Heart of the Swarm picks up the story of StarCraft II where the 2010 release, Wings of Liberty, left off, focusing on Kerrigan's quest to reunite the Swarm and exact revenge on Arcturus Mengsk. Over the course of 20 campaign missions, players will follow Kerrigan as she sweeps across the galaxy, incorporating a variety of distinctive zerg species into her brood. Kerrigan will grow in strength from mission to mission, and players will be able to customize her with powerful new abilities, as well as evolve various zerg strains into fearsome new subspecies to suit their play style.
New Weapons, Units and Multiplayer Features New weapons of war also debut in Heart of the Swarm's multiplayer, including new units such as Terran Hellbats, Zerg Swarm Hosts, and Protoss Tempests, while certain existing units from Wings of Liberty will be updated with new capabilities. New features will enhance the game experience, including group and clan systems; unranked matchmaking; Global Play, enabling players to battle others in different regions around the world; additional stat tracking; user interface improvements; an enhanced physics system, for more visceral looking battles; multiplayer replays, to watch replays with friends; a leveling system that gives Heart of the Swarm players a new way to earn customization options for their online profiles; and much more.
An all-new, Zerg-based campaign, that focuses on Kerrigan.
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View larger System Requirements PC Mac OS Windows XP SP3 / Vista SP1 / Windows 7 / Windows 8 Mac OS X 10.5.8, 10.6.2 or newer CPU 2.2 Ghz Pentium IV or equivalent AMD Athlon processor Intel Processor RAM 1 GB system RAM / 1.5 GB for Vista and Windows 7 & 8 2 GB RAM Disc Drive DVD-ROM drive DVD-ROM drive Hard Drive 12 GB available HD space 12 GB available HD space Video Card 128 MB NVidia GeForce 6600 GT/ATI Radeon 9800 PRO video card NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT or ATI Radeon X1600 or better Input Keyboard, mouse Keyboard, mouse Connectivity Broadband connection - Battle.net account required Broadband connection - Battle.net account required Collector's Edition View larger Starcraft II: Heart Of The Swarm PC/Mac Game Exclusive Behind The Scenes Dvd & Blu-Ray 2-Disc Set Collector's Edition Soundtrack & Heart Of The Swarm Art Book Zerg Rush Mouse Pad Exclusive In-Game Content Starcraft II: Torrasque Ultralisk & Portraits World of Warcraft: Pet Baneling Diablo III: Blade Wings And Banner Sigil Key Game Features An all-new, Zerg-based campaign, that focuses on Kerrigan, the erstwhile 'Queen of Blades' Access to approximately 20 new missions The release of new StarCraft II units and new maps Improvements to Battle.net, including StarCraft Marketplace, timed to coincide with the release of Heart of the Swarm New multiplayer options, including group and clan systems, unranked matchmaking, global play enabling players to battle others in different regions around the world, multiplayer replays, additional stat tracking, and others A leveling system that gives Heart of the Swarm players a new way to earn customization options for their online profiles PC and Mac system compatibility ensures that everyone can play The item is a US version only
Additional Screenshots 20 new missions.
View larger A new Swarm leveling system.
View larger Battle.net improvements.
View larger Customizable battle focus.
View larger * StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty required for play, and sold separately.