Watch the cinematic opening to 'StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm'

Watch the cinematic opening to 'StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm'

Where the story campaign for 2010's "StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty" saw players take control of the Terran faction (read: far-future humanity), "Heart of the Swarm" puts the insectoid Zerg and their hybrid queen Sarah Kerrigan at the forefront -- and its opening cinematic justifies Blizzard's reputation for impressive cut-scene direction.

Like its predecessor in the 1998 release "StarCraft," "StarCraft II" has established itself as a staple of the growing competitive circuit, with developer Blizzard organizing a World Championship Series and several South Korean TV networks involved in league broadcasts.

"StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm" opening cinematic - youtu.be/MVbeoSPqRs4