Very soon, Heart of the Swarm will be released and will continue the story of StarCraft II: the conflict between the humanoid terrans, the ravenous zerg, and the psionic protoss. As these races struggle, the specter of alien gods threatens to sweep aside what fragile stability still exists in the galaxy. Sarah Kerrigan, the former zerg Queen of Blades, has seen her humanity restored by an ancient artifact, but she remains a threat to all she encounters. The memory of her time as the mutant leader of the swarm lingers — as does her yearning for revenge.
But what I want to do is to datamine, but this time not patch or beta, this time it will be entire expansion, with tons of new textures, music, icons, image backgrounds and other materials. This article will be something like summarized datamine, that will include some materials from previous datamines and some new content.
Warning! Story spoilers below!
Heart of the Swarm story begins 3 months after Wings of Liberty events
Here is compilation of all story and lore information around and before Heart of the Swarm expansion.
The sinister zerg leader no longer commands her legions of bloodthirsty aliens against the humans of the Koprulu sector, all thanks to the combined courage and tenacity of Jim Raynor, General Horace Warfield, and a mismatched team of Dominion soldiers and outlaw rebels.
Although the queen is no more, Sarah Kerrigan is very much alive. The woman who once controlled countless alien minds in a rampage across the stars has been spirited away by the man who dethroned her. Now Arcturus Mengsk’s Dominion armada is on her heels, roaring for blood. Jim Raynor will need to test his strength, his wit, and his loyalties against impossible odds to protect the woman he loves.
StarCraft II: Flashpoint bridges the events that take place in StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty and the upcoming StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm. Featuring never-before-seen glimpses into Jim Raynor’s and Sarah Kerrigan’s past, this novel opens a window into a world of passion, action, and adventure.
No single human being has been more inseparably tied to the twisted destinies of the terran, protoss, and zerg races than Sarah Kerrigan. She has risen from the ranks of soldier and rebel to become the unstoppable Queen of Blades, supreme ruler over a race of bloodthirsty aliens. But now she has fallen from her seat of power and been taken in by those who wish to separate the woman from the monster - a task which may be more difficult than it was to dethrone her. Take a look inside the mind of one of the greatest villains in gaming history and prepare yourself for StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm with this explosive new comic from Blizzard Entertainment, Kerrigan: Hope and Vengeance.
Usually unofficial soundtrack, which is extracted from the game resources, can be bigger than official soundtrack. But this time we have OST earlier, than the game itself. So here you can find official soundtrack links, including YouTube links, and later after 12th March you will find here another music archive with all extracted from the game music. Also here I will post some music tracks which you heard during Heart of the Swarm trailers.
2. Main theme
3. Collateral damage
4. Fire in the sky
6. The coming storm
8. Phantoms of the void
9. He had it coming
11. Whishpering from the stars
(original MP3 files without quality corrupting through YouTube)
(extracted from the game resources)
Audiomachine - Berserker (from first trailer)
Immediate Music - The Breach (from Vengeance trailer)
Blizzard - Preview Trailer Music (from first preview trailer)
I can't post here all images from datamine. But I found a solution to preview everything from Swarm Datamine here and link to original article with clickable and enlargeable images, including portraits, arts, loading screens and other media.