Tuesday, 22 January 2013


Bethesda and Blizzard have released trailers for their upcoming games The Elder Scrolls Online and StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm. Both trailers are unfortunately just CGI 'flavour' trailers rather than showing any gameplay.

First up is The Elder Scrolls Online, which takes the Elder Scrolls universe into the MMORPG realm. Set a thousand years before the events of Skyrim, the game will feature the entire continent of Tamriel (including locations already familiar to players of Skyrim and Oblivion) and will focus on a three-way war for control of the continent:

Second is StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm. The long-awaited expansion to StarCraft 2 itself, Heart of the Swarm focuses on the Zerg species and adds RPG elements to the strategy game. The trailer features most of the opening cinematic to the game, apparently:

No release date has been set for The Elder Scrolls Online, whilst StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm will be released on PC on 13 March.


Cursed Armada said...

That Elder Scrolls cinematic might be one of the coolest ones I've ever seen... That bridge crossing and those poor souls scaling the walls? WOW!!!

Brett said...

That Heart of the Swarm trailer was pretty awesome, although I still think the opening cinematic for Brood War is the best of them all in terms of impact.

Also, Kerrigan's new voice isn't really doing it for me. She never really had the kind of spiteful, vicious humor that Kerrigan did in Brood War and post-Terran Campaign Starcraft Original.

Carl V. Anderson said...

I love the Elder Scrolls series but am not a fan of online gaming. I enjoy the 'gaming when I want to' aspect of playing games and don't want to feel obligated to do something that should be fun. Plus I'm getting too old to stay up all night playing games. I don't recover as fast as I used to. Hopefully this won't delay the next single player ES game too terribly long.

Kevin B said...

@ Carl V.

It wont Elder Scrolls Online is being developed by a different studio than the single player games.

Carl V. Anderson said...

That makes sense, great! :)