If there’s anybody out there who still doesn’t believe that Blizzard are the gods of cinematics, you might want to leave the room or something. We’ve got Hydralisks slicing through Marines, Ultralisks stomping on Siege Tanks and Kerrigan gloating over it all. Or was she? Who cares? Honestly, the only way this trailer could’ve been any better was if Mengsk had shown up, screaming ‘YOU SUNK MY BATTLESHIP!’ Wings of Liberty set the bar really high with one of my all-time favourite trailers, but Kerrigan and co. have just matched it.
I’ll hold my hand up and admit it – Heart of the Swarm wasn’t particularly high on my radar before today, but all that’s changed in 3 spectacular minutes. March 12th can’t come soon enough.
Pretty much as it says on the label. All you need is a Battle.net account, and (ideally) nothing really important to do for the next couple of days. The beta will be playable at 12:01 PM PDT, which puts it a little after midnight over here.; but you can head on over here and start downloading the client right away.
…why are you still here?
The news we’ve all been waiting for – Diablo III will release on May 15th. That’s a mere two – two! – months from now; and what’s more, you can pre-purchase it right this very instant over on Battle.net and download it in advance of the release date so that you can be ready to play the minute the servers go live.
Twelve years. It’s been twelve years since Diablo II, and eleven since Lord of Destruction. I’ve been waiting for Diablo III almost as long as I’ve been playing games. My pre-order’s done, my download should be starting in the next few minutes. Two more months of waiting, and then…see you in Tristram!