Heart of the Swarm Ending Video Leaked - Great Job Blizzard!

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#1 Edited by KaosAngel (13765 posts) -

Well, the game hasn't even been given a date yet but it looks like the ending is already leaked out. 
 
It's not the final version, and it's still done with the early Maya concept, but the voice acting is there.  Also, for some reason they are using the Transformer's Soundtrack...weird.  I guess it's filler. 
 
Luckily Kotaku saved it before YouTube took it down due to Blizzard's request. 
 
Enjoy 
 
EDIT:  My mistake, I should be thanking the company that takes care of Blizzard's CGI stuff.  Thank you "the third floor", enjoy your future employment with Blizzard.

#2 Posted by Jeffsekai (7027 posts) -

Why would people want to watch this now? 
 
You're just gonna have to wait 3-4 years to see what happens after.

#3 Posted by Jeust (10538 posts) -

Nice video. If this is really the ending, I bet Blizzard is going to change it. 

#4 Edited by Animasta (14667 posts) -
@Jeffsekai said:

" Why would people want to watch this now?  You're just gonna have to wait 3-4 years to see what happens after. "

I assume it would have been touched up but damn, that CGI does not look very great.
 
and I happen to not give a shit about starcraft, so there!
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#5 Posted by nintendoeats (5975 posts) -

A: Don't watch it if you care.

B: The games not out, they can change it.

#6 Posted by Oldirtybearon (4672 posts) -

The biggest thing about this leak is that it shows just how far away HotS is. =/

#7 Posted by Colin (707 posts) -

That's a pretty bad leak, kind of feel sorry for them :\

#8 Posted by Jeust (10538 posts) -
@Laketown said:
" @Jeffsekai said:

" Why would people want to watch this now?  You're just gonna have to wait 3-4 years to see what happens after. "

I assume it would have been touched up but damn, that CGI does not look very great.  and I happen to not give a shit about starcraft, so there! "
It is probably just one of the concepts that precedes the crafting of the final version of the sequence. Still I liked the ending. 
#9 Posted by LlamaLlama (174 posts) -

I read somewhere that this was going to be the ending for Wings before they changed it.
#10 Posted by Dtat (1623 posts) -
#11 Posted by KaosAngel (13765 posts) -
#12 Posted by billnyethesciencepie (1335 posts) -

Look at the date on the top right, april 08 2009.  
 
Was prolly the original ending to wings, before they changed.

#13 Posted by Dtat (1623 posts) -
@KaosAngel: Ugh well that would be too bad. I really like normal Kerrigan. Even in the first game.
#14 Posted by ReyGitano (2467 posts) -

Wow, it's going to be so difficult to avoid spoilers for this game now.

#15 Posted by KaosAngel (13765 posts) -
@billnyethesciencepie:   Although a good theory, I think it is from a future game and the reason why the date is last year is because they produced all the cut scenes at once. 

Because if they waited and did it before each expansion then, who knows what will happen in the future, it would suck for Blizzard if god forbid the voice actor for Jim Raynor was tragically mauled to death by squirrels. 

The overall storyline has probably already been determined for a long time and even if you loved single player, it isn't exactly a complex story.
#16 Posted by RsistncE (4496 posts) -

LOL

#17 Posted by ShiftyMagician (2129 posts) -

If this was the intended ending for Heart of the Swarm, then I gotta say, it was an immensely boring and uninspired conclusion.  Again, this whole story is turning out to be quite flat it seems.

#18 Posted by Dany (7887 posts) -
@billnyethesciencepie said:
" Look at the date on the top right, april 08 2009.   Was prolly the original ending to wings, before they changed. "
Well, I have not watched hte entire clip nor actually played the game but I know some stuff about how it ends but I doubt they would start doing cinematics if the story wasn't laid out yet
#19 Posted by ColinWright (741 posts) -

Obviously not final. 

#20 Posted by LibraryDues (342 posts) -

Yikes, I cannot imagine how demoralizing this would be for people working on the game. 
 
That being said, yeah, I watched it.

#21 Edited by Donos (1194 posts) -
@KaosAngel: Yeah, but whasn't she already psychic, and thus already able to? I have no doubt this is a direct continuation from the end of Wings of Liberty, but it doesn't quite make sense compared to the character presented there.
 
Anyways, I just picked this up on another site and... I don't think there's much to say about it. Yo, did you play Wings of Liberty? Did you see where that was going? Well it did.
#22 Posted by Overwatch (267 posts) -
@LlamaLlama said:
" I read somewhere that this was going to be the ending for Wings before they changed it. "
Yeah, I think so too. It just doesn't make sense for players who finished Wings of Liberty.
#23 Posted by DystopiaX (5297 posts) -
@Laketown said:
" @Jeffsekai said:

" Why would people want to watch this now?  You're just gonna have to wait 3-4 years to see what happens after. "

I assume it would have been touched up but damn, that CGI does not look very great.  and I happen to not give a shit about starcraft, so there! "
It's a concept, so it's not in any finished state at all. ending probably isn't finalized either.
#24 Posted by csl316 (8365 posts) -

If Heart of the Swarm goes in this sort of direction, I'll be disappointed.  Not a fan of this new story and all the focus on Raynor and Kerrigan.  Sure, they're cool characters, but the Starcraft universe has so much more to offer than this.  SC 1 and Brood War, imo, had some of the best game storylines ever.  though the missions may not have been as diverse as the ones in Wings of Liberty, at least all of them progressed the main arcs in some fashion.  
 
Join me as I reminisce about some of the awesome parts of the originals.  Starcraft 1 spoilers:

In comparison, Starcraft 2's moments (so far):
#25 Posted by niamahai (1405 posts) -
@LibraryDues said:
" Yikes, I cannot imagine how demoralizing this would be for people working on the game.  That being said, yeah, I watched it. "
can you in general tell me how it goes? tee-hee
#26 Posted by ZagZagovich (757 posts) -

Wow. That's actually a great teaser for the game. I have no Idea how it came to the point of what's happening in this video, the only thing you see is what you were promised by the end of Wings and I just want to see more great CGI sequences and great missions out of the next game. If you are afraid it will spoil something don't worry, there is nothing really major in it, except for one thing and it's not explained.

#27 Posted by is343 (106 posts) -
@csl316:  Multiply that SC2 spoiler by the three parts that will eventually make up the game, then bingo! The list is just long enough! :|
#28 Posted by csl316 (8365 posts) -
@AnZ17N said:
" @csl316:  Multiply that SC2 spoiler by the three parts that will eventually make up the game, then bingo! The list is just long enough! :| "
yeah dude, i sure hope so.
#29 Posted by BabyChooChoo (4360 posts) -

The fact Kotaku even posts this bothers me. I'm fine with posting leaked info about a game that doesn't really tell much, but this is [possibly] the ending of their next game. This is huge. This isn't something you just throw out there years before the game comes out. You don't have to watch it, I know that, but they didn't have to post it either.

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#30 Posted by onimonkii (2432 posts) -
@ZagZagovich said:
" Wow. That's actually a great teaser for the game. I have no Idea how it came to the point of what's happening in this video, the only thing you see is what you were promised by the end of Wings and I just want to see more great CGI sequences and great missions out of the next game. If you are afraid it will spoil something don't worry, there is nothing really major in it, except for one thing and it's not explained. "
yeah. maybe i'm weird but spoilers don't really have any effect on me besides making me want to see how they got from A to B more. i knew the ending to wings of liberty before i even started the campaign and it was still fun to play though and watch everything unfold. 
 
that said this doesn't make a whole lot of sense knowing a 3rd game is coming after it.
#31 Posted by MooseyMcMan (10860 posts) -
@Laketown said:
" @Jeffsekai said:

" Why would people want to watch this now?  You're just gonna have to wait 3-4 years to see what happens after. "

I assume it would have been touched up but damn, that CGI does not look very great.  and I happen to not give a shit about starcraft, so there! "
My thoughts exactly. 
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#32 Posted by Arkanti (255 posts) -

I don't get it, what about this video suggests that it would be from Heart of the Swarm, let alone be the very closing cinematic?
 
Judging from what happens in it, and the Kerrigan model, and the date which this was made and that this somehow got leaked, it seems like it was an alternate ending for Wings of Liberty that they ditched after making the animatic for.

#33 Posted by Arkanti (255 posts) -
@csl316: 
 
The problem and strength of Starcraft 2 is that I feel its missions were primarily designed around gameplay, and then they figured out ways to stitch a story in around all of that. Starcraft 1 did the opposite.
#34 Posted by Thule (692 posts) -

I somehow doubt that this is the real ending, it's crap. Kerrigan gets her ass saved by Raynor again, good job making Kerrigan into even more of a damsel in distress. I really doubt Blizzard would let something like this slip out. And yes, I know it's the production company that leaked it, but I think they'd keep a tight lid on it. I don't really care anyway, we'll see it when HotS actually comes out.
 
It was kinda hilarious though, all the characters kinda looked like handpuppets without the lips moving when they talked.

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#35 Posted by KaosAngel (13765 posts) -
@Thule said:
"It was kinda hilarious though, all the characters kinda looked like handpuppets without the lips moving when they talked. "
Check out the Pixar early shots for their movies, it's way better.  The Cars one still makes me laugh at times.
#36 Posted by Zolfe (262 posts) -
@LlamaLlama: 
yeh im hoping you're right, cause this ending would've made the Wings ending completely meaningless
#37 Edited by Devitti (16 posts) -

Looks more like a scrapped storyboard for the wings of liberty ending. 


#38 Posted by gamefreak9 (2356 posts) -

I watched it cause i don't really mind crappy graphics, besides i'm sure we all knew this was coming... but i gotta say its weird when my expectations are met... i mean expected some sort of surprise, is this for real?? like is it confirmed?

#39 Posted by TheMustacheHero (6655 posts) -
@Laketown said:
" @Jeffsekai said:

" Why would people want to watch this now?  You're just gonna have to wait 3-4 years to see what happens after. "

I assume it would have been touched up but damn, that CGI does not look very great.  and I happen to not give a shit about starcraft, so there! "
Are you mentally retarded? Of course it doesn't look great! It's like drawing a doodle and then comparing it to the mona lisa.
#40 Posted by GunslingerPanda (4691 posts) -

It's using Transformers Soundtrack music. Faaaaake.

#41 Posted by KaosAngel (13765 posts) -
@GunslingerPanda said:
" It's using Transformers Soundtrack music. Faaaaake. "
...you know production companies use it for filler right?  
#42 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -

Now we just gotta wait 2 years to get. 

#43 Posted by GunslingerPanda (4691 posts) -
@KaosAngel said:
" @GunslingerPanda said:
" It's using Transformers Soundtrack music. Faaaaake. "
...you know production companies use it for filler right?   "
No I did not know this.
#44 Posted by audiosnag (1604 posts) -

I don't think this is gonna be for HotS. Doesn't really seem to jive with the direction WoL was going.

 
Her taking off at the end of HotS doesn't make much sense.
#45 Posted by KaosAngel (13765 posts) -
@audiosnag: ...maybe that's why the last chapter will be for Protoss?   
 
Huge war gonna happen, they need to march together, etc...
#46 Edited by audiosnag (1604 posts) -
@KaosAngel: 
The Toss chapter will definitely be all about that and I can see Kerrigan dealing with Mengsk in the Zerg campaign but I dunno. That video seems a little more final as to Kerrigans further involvement. She sorta makes it sound like she's leaving for good or something.
Who knows, though, it's hard to tell from that little bit. All I know for sure is i want that damn game now.
#47 Posted by ryanwho (12082 posts) -

If I watch it now I'll forget by the time the game is out. 
*watches* 
AND NOW I KNOW

#48 Posted by MisterChief (831 posts) -
@GunslingerPanda said:
" @KaosAngel said:
" @GunslingerPanda said:
" It's using Transformers Soundtrack music. Faaaaake. "
...you know production companies use it for filler right?   "
No I did not know this. "
FYI There was a Last Guardian trailer that used music from Blood Simple.
#49 Posted by Teaspoon83 (623 posts) -

I'll pass on watching. It is kinda like the day the last Harry Potter book came out, people waited in line to get the book and a person drives by, yelling that Snape kills Dumbledore.  Kotaku may not be as big as a dick like the person in the video but it sucks that a popular website would release this amongst the readers, news will spread, people will spoil those who tried to stay away. Sigh... sadness.
 
I'll wait till I play the game and then I'll watch it. Don't mind waiting years for it.

#50 Posted by Gamer_152 (14065 posts) -

If I was anyone at Blizzard or indeed anyone at Third Floor I'd be pissed at whoever leaked that video.

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