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LEAKED: StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm Ending

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The ending for Heart of the Swarm has been leaked before we even know when it's going to hit retailers.

By now we've all gotten over the excitement that came with the much-anticipated StarCraft sequel, StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. Still, thanks to Blizzard's decision to split the StarCraft sequel into several parts, we still have a couple of chapters left to look forward to.

Unfortunately, it seems the ending of the second chapter, Heart of the Swarm, has already been leaked. Last night, a video showing four unrefined minutes of what purports to be Heart of the Swarm's ending found its way onto the internet. It has since been pulled from YouTube and Vimeo (citing copyright infringement), which lends a little weight to its authenticity, but lucky for us, a kind soul has re-uploaded it to YouTube.

I won't ruin the ending for you guys (I took a hit for the team in the name of research – you're welcome), but if you're interested in seeing it you can check it out below. Just be warned that it is nowhere near polished. You'll notice what look like unfinished storyboard images and a distinct lack of lip-syncing, but other than that, it's kind of awesome.

This video likely won't be up for long, so if it disappears, click through to Kotaku and watch it there.

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    micr0be , December 9, 2010 6:36 PM
    this is gona bug me until i watch it.
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    arfrxz , December 9, 2010 6:44 PM
    So zerg is gonna be ally with human after all. Heh my 2 cents.
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    LORD_ORION , December 9, 2010 6:46 PM
    I have no regrets watching it :) 
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    frozenlead , December 9, 2010 6:47 PM
    Score at 2:02 is from the Transformers movies.
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    dstigue , December 9, 2010 6:49 PM
    Thought she was human after the last one. But maybe this is before the ending of Wings?
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    Ragnar-Kon , December 9, 2010 6:55 PM
    Is it just me, or does that music sound strangely like the Jablonsky's music for the Transformers movies?

    That kind of leads me to believe it is nothing more than a well-done fake. But then again, maybe they are just using the Transformer's soundtrack temporarily until they get their own music. I can definitely see that as being possible, since this video was never meant to be leaked.
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    TheDuke , December 9, 2010 6:57 PM
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    Thought she was human after the last one. But maybe this is before the ending of Wings?


    well in it they kill Arcturus and the zerg are set free so probably at some point in HoTW Kerrigan goes Queen of blades again
    it's quite cheesy even compared to starcraft standards. "this is justice" rofl

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    Is it just me, or does that music sound strangely like the Jablonsky's music for the Transformers movies?

    That kind of leads me to believe it is nothing more than a well-done fake. But then again, maybe they are just using the Transformer's soundtrack temporarily until they get their own music. I can definitely see that as being possible, since this video was never meant to be leaked.


    it's most likely just a placeholder like the voice acting
    Blizzard has been sending cease and desist orders to websites hosting it so it gives it some credence but i'm still not sure if i can believe this.
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    zorky9 , December 9, 2010 7:17 PM
    Agree - dialogue's a bit cheesy as it stands..
    If this is real, will the Zergs be a non-factor in the 3rd installment?
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    vexos , December 9, 2010 7:21 PM
    It IS in fact music from Transformers. And yea, no regrets watching it (they may change it a billion times though).
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    robochump , December 9, 2010 8:03 PM
    I wonder which intern is gonna get fired for the leak? lol.
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    Lutfij , December 9, 2010 8:07 PM
    i aint gonna watch this, will wait for the game :) 
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    tayb , December 9, 2010 8:32 PM
    When will companies learn? Sending cease and desist letters and "forcing" websites to take down the video does not help. At all. This video is of such poor quality in all areas that it would have been terribly easy to just say "meh, that's fake. Look at the horrible quality and the Transformers sound track. You seriously think we made that?"

    To be perfectly honest with you the only reason I believe this is real is because of the way Blizzard has reacted. Remain calm and I would have blown this off as a fake.
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    znegval , December 9, 2010 8:38 PM
    First time there's a video that I am really interested in but chose not to watch. I still hope they're gonna loose their anti-piracy bullshit and I'll then purchase the game.
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    gm0n3y , December 9, 2010 9:01 PM
    So is the 'expansion' or whatever they're calling it going to feature new units (especially for multiplayer)? I'm not buying it if its just single player.
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    kingssman , December 9, 2010 9:25 PM
    GIving a new update link

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-GPVcgxSvw

    P.S. love the dialog, some OMG moments, and the Transformers soundtrack to the cutscenes.
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    qhoa1385 , December 9, 2010 9:31 PM
    and then they have interspecies sex LOL
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    JMcEntegart , December 9, 2010 9:41 PM
    kingssmanGIving a new update linkhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-GPVcgxSvwP.S. love the dialog, some OMG moments, and the Transformers soundtrack to the cutscenes.


    Thanks! Updated accordingly (it may take a while for the story to update). :) 
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    Zenthar , December 9, 2010 10:28 PM
    New link also down, still available on EuroGamer. Makes you wonder what the Protoss campaign will be about.
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    im_thelumberjack , December 9, 2010 11:27 PM
    Since it is pre-vis the script is not completely finalized.
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    dflynchimp , December 10, 2010 12:12 AM
    See now if wikileaks could just focus more of their attention on cool stuff like this they'd not be catching so much flak from heads of states....
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