StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm (2013)
"StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm" is an expansion pack to "StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty," a sequel to the award-winning 1998 "StarCraft."
"StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm" starts with Terran Dominion forces attacking a research facility, intent to kill Sarah Kerrigan. Kerrigan and other residents escape to Raynor's Raider's flagship, the Hyperion, but Commander Jim Raynor is cut off by the Dominion. The Hyperion retreats, but Kerrigan remains behind to locate Raynor, only to hear a Dominion newscast announcing that he has been captured and executed. Enraged, Kerrigan returns to Zerg territory to reunite the swarm and overthrow the tyrannical Dominion. The order of what occurs next depends on players' choices.
On planet Char, Kerrigan subdues a renegade brood before attacking the occupying Dominion forces. Kerrigan destroys Terran command fortress and kills their commander, General Horace Warfield. She allows the wounded and the unarmed to evacuate. On the frozen planet Kaldir, she annihilates the local Protoss forces, reclaiming the local brood and evolving the swarm to survive in harsh climate.
Zeratul visits Kerrigan and advises her to regain her powers by traveling to Zerus, the primordial Zerg planet. On Zerus, Kerrigan learns that a fallen Xel'Naga named Amon was responsible for making the Zerg what they are: A warring swarm, bound to a single overriding will. Some primal Zerg, however, eluded and remained independent constantly evolving creatures. Kerrigan enters the primordial spawning pool and transforms into a primal Queen of Blades. She kills and absorbs the genetic essences of four powerful hostile primal leaders. A primal leader called Dehaka and his pack join her, provided that she gives them essence to collect. ...
Did You Know? The cinematics from "StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm" received the 2013 Golden Reel Award for Best Sound & Music Editing: Computer Interactive Entertainment from the Motion Picture Sound Editors society.