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Legacy of the Void Release Date and Cinematic

Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 12:00 am
by UntamedLoli
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The protoss armada is preparing for battle as the countdown to reclaim Aiur begins! On November 10, you can assume the mantle of Hierarch Artanis and begin the final chapter in the StarCraft II trilogy in Legacy of the Void.

The battle for Aiur is at hand! Watch the warriors of the Golden Armada battle against the greatest evil the universe has ever known in the StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void opening cinematic.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_XwzBMTJaM

Blizzard had a reveal event on twitch earlier today for both the release date and opening cinematic of LotV. It's currently available to pre-order on their store which grants you beta access and a 3 mission prologue campaign involving Zeratul. Purchasing LotV also grants access to Artanis in Heroes of the Storm when he is available.

Re: Legacy of the Void Release Date and Cinematic

Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 8:44 am
by Revolta
ha HA HA ha ha

artanis' voice sounds like judicator mike from fuckin reclamation of aiur.
It's really sad to see the other mike (bay) get his hands on sc2 as well, though i guess this is where it always belonged given the quality of its story.

Re: Legacy of the Void Release Date and Cinematic

Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 9:18 am
by IskatuMesk
Yeah. I felt the cinematic was better than hots (not a hard thing to achieve) but it's still basically "look we can throw money at outsourcees like the rest of holewood can". The choreography and camera are so... sterile. There's no pursuit for character and a lot of things seem just there to be there (why does the archon have armor?) Not even going to mention the audio.

Apparently they are making positive changes for the game, though, like removing the brainless macro mechanics they embarrassingly let slip in during vanilla.

Re: Legacy of the Void Release Date and Cinematic

Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 1:38 pm
by Theia_Loki
Is it sad that I miss Artanis' voice acting from Wings of Liberty? He sounded closer to how he sounded in Brood War in that one.

Re: Legacy of the Void Release Date and Cinematic

Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 2:04 pm
by Lavarinth
One could hope that wasn't Artanis talking (he wasn't in the video), but most likely it was. :(

I enjoyed the cinematic and felt the slightest of chills in excitement of watching the Protoss finally go toe to toe against Zerg in a cinematic. I was kind of bummed, however, to see yet another Ultralisk take the spotlight of the video as the main rival just like the Zerg video when it's charging towards the Terrans.

Props to showing the Zealot die, but I got a tad confused. The fact they emit a "mist" at their death was them being teleported out of battle to a station to preserve their still living bodies in Dragoon cases. Here, you saw him fall to his death (because from my understanding that station has long since been destroyed or maybe any new ones they have aren't close enough to Aiur) and yet he still went all misty. Likely an oversight of not having "StarCraft Lore Masters" (lolwho?) look over the storyboards or cinematics, unfortunately as a clever artist looked over the effects of Zealot deaths in this video and spotted a missing mist upon their deaths. It it bad this stood out for me? Not really, but die-hard fans probably noticed this oversight.

Also, what's going on here..? Doesn't Kerrigan control the whole swarm again, or did I miss something there? If not, something is commanding these Zerg to work organized, as opposed to rabid animals, and disobeying her..? Eh.

Re: Legacy of the Void Release Date and Cinematic

Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 3:47 pm
by IskatuMesk
Zealots in sc2 all turn to mist when they die still, so... what confused me more is how his body (the one that died to butter) didn't melt at all. Maybe I have to go frame by frame to see.

Re: Legacy of the Void Release Date and Cinematic

Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 7:50 pm
by Revolta
it just kind of flopped on the floor, like sc2 as a whole(wood).

Kerrigan lost her dildo of empowerment and that mantle of leadership was passed on to fag-o chink-o decocko dehaka who threw it back to azeroth (since he and the other primals are actually part of the burning legion, xd) and now the zerg are all crawling inside their own anuses again like they were when the overmind was destroyed in the first game.

(amon mind controlled zerg after the tal'darim sucked zeratul's cock in the prologue missions, at least I think that's what happened?)

Re: Legacy of the Void Release Date and Cinematic

Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 7:05 am
by Hercanic
Is that a new Archon self-destruct ability? GG proxy pylon.

Awhile back, I complained about how the Zerg Queen in Heroes of the Storm had nonsensical breasts. I could at least rationalize that it was from Kerrigan's influence. Now, looking through the new units in Legacy of the Void, I find the Protoss Adept is also suffering a serious case of pandering sexualization, namely in the chest region.

The Protoss are aliens. They evolved on a different planet, in another solar system, with an entirely distinct ecosystem. They don't have mouths. In their lore, they consume light. WHY DO THEY HAVE HUGE DOUBLE D TITS???

Were the artists confused after working on WoW so long that their fantasy cliché of "Different Race + Tits = Female!" herniated over into what should be a Science Fiction universe? You know, the sort of fantasy that applies science to its fiction? The kind that recognizes that biology is a thing?

Naw, fuck that, womens need bewbs!

Re: Legacy of the Void Release Date and Cinematic

Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 7:23 am
by IskatuMesk
You should send them to jail for disagreeing with you on Twitter. That'll teach those white cis scum.

Blizzard wouldn't know biology if it bitchslapped them up the rudder.

Re: Legacy of the Void Release Date and Cinematic

Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 10:14 am
by Xenon
Herc, I always thought the queen's chest was too angular to count (they do need pectorals after all), but for the Protoss that isn't new:

Starcraft Ghost concept art (archive.org might block referenced images again)
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Re: Legacy of the Void Release Date and Cinematic

Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 10:52 am
by IskatuMesk
That's still higher res than most of the PC native titles being released right now.

They should have let those dorks finish it before absorbing them. I'm sure it'd have had great science potential.

Re: Legacy of the Void Release Date and Cinematic

Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 4:38 pm
by Aluma
IskatuMesk wrote:You should send them to jail for disagreeing with you on Twitter. That'll teach those white cis scum.

Blizzard wouldn't know biology if it bitchslapped them up the rudder.



#protosswomenarenotobjects

Re: Legacy of the Void Release Date and Cinematic

Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2015 8:23 am
by Zilla-
I mean they did establish that there were protoss women though, like that raggydoll lady that gets all mind fucked. but they're plant people. plant gender never made sense to me dont some of them have both bits while other ones have one or the other? still though, not too many titty trees out there.... and protoss dont need milk, they eat sunlight

Re: Legacy of the Void Release Date and Cinematic

Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2015 9:50 am
by IskatuMesk
Artanis probably identifies as a Walrus. Check your trunk privilege, xir.

Re: Legacy of the Void Release Date and Cinematic

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 9:38 am
by RazorclawX
I can't hear Artanis without thinking he sounds like current Arthas.