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VIDEO: First StarCraft II TV Commercial (Hotness)

By , Eric Wang - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 27 comments

Get ready for some action-packed StarCraft goodness. Yep, we're all hot under the collar already.

So what's hotter? The release of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, or the holiday release of Crysis 2? It's certainly a steamy year for PC gaming (Diablo III would make it phenomenal, but that's asking a lot), and the clip seen below just drives that point home.

This TV commercial actually aired on Thursday night during ABC's coverage of the NBA 2010 Finals. The whole thing is CGI-laden--it doesn't sport one frame of gameplay whatsoever. Guess all is forgiven, as the action-packed sequence just gets us all fired up for the July 27 release date.

[Edited by Eric Wang]

StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty TV Commercial

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    nightwraith35711 , June 11, 2010 10:17 PM
    beta was sick. battle.net ........ though. No LAN, chat channels, cross realm play (meaning if you buy the US copy of the game, you can't play on the Asian server, where most of the good (Korean) players are), etc. Hopefully those features are added by release.
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    nightwraith35711 , June 11, 2010 10:17 PM
    beta was sick. battle.net ........ though. No LAN, chat channels, cross realm play (meaning if you buy the US copy of the game, you can't play on the Asian server, where most of the good (Korean) players are), etc. Hopefully those features are added by release.
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    kwajfreak , June 11, 2010 10:25 PM
    Teen... really?
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    proxy711 , June 11, 2010 10:44 PM
    Ya i think a lot of features will be added before release like chat channels etc. if they allow cross game chat with friends ie message your guild leader in wow while playing SC2 i think a chat channel is probability not that hard to add.

    Idk what you mean by:
    kwajfreakTeen... really?

    But an RTS with overhead view and gunfights really shouldn't be rated less then teen or rated M, it makes sense to me. last time i checked the zerg didn't have a goo attack that melted ghosts clothes off.(in before someone mods that into the game)
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    BoJl4apa , June 11, 2010 10:54 PM
    would love to see a full feature anime/cartoon in this style
    Blizzard make amazing art-work with their games
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    the_krasno , June 12, 2010 12:04 AM
    Is that... NOVA?!
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    Regulas , June 12, 2010 12:18 AM
    Neither, Fallout 3 New Vegas baby. It will not be using the piece of crap known as GFWL, thank goodness. STEAM will be the DRM and expansions too I guess.
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    Regulas , June 12, 2010 12:21 AM
    BoJl4apawould love to see a full feature anime/cartoon in this styleBlizzard make amazing art-work with their games

    Agreed, a movie, done right, would rock.
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    Regulas , June 12, 2010 12:22 AM
    I have said it before and will say it again, SC2 and Activision at $59.95 for a PC game in three parts can kiss my ass.
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    Ragnar-Kon , June 12, 2010 12:34 AM
    regulasI have said it before and will say it again, SC2 and Activision at $59.95 for a PC game in three parts can kiss my ass.

    If it was ANY other game (especially those Rock Band/Guitar Hero games) I would completely agree with you. But its Starcraft... I mean.. common... its Starcraft. I can't resist that!
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    Regulas , June 12, 2010 12:34 AM
    Went to YouTube and watched it several times full screen at HD. This would be a kick as game in FPS mode. Use the new Crysis engine and just go. It would sell like crazy too. Use Obsidian or someone that is good at that kind of thing.
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    Yuka , June 12, 2010 2:10 AM
    I think the Korean government just p'd their pants... Again...

    Wonder how bad Korea's GNP will be after SC2's release, lol.

    Cheers! :p 

    PS: Raynor looks bad ass... It was him, right?
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    SchizoFrog , June 12, 2010 2:41 AM
    Just more FMV... this has been arouond for 15 years or more... just look at the old trailers for Final Fantasy and then compare them to the game.
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    tipoo , June 12, 2010 4:30 AM
    I twice every second of this trailer.
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    Anonymous , June 12, 2010 4:49 AM
    How the hell did anyone come out of SC2 beta impressed? The game has barely changed from SC1. The graphics are on par with WC3. Complete ! I'll wait until Diablo 3 is released to let Blizzard suck my soul again. Dawn of War 2 blows this away no question. Cartoony graphics with antiquated gameplay.
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    Kelavarus , June 12, 2010 5:30 AM
    So many Blizzard trailers just weird me out. They have amazing CGI, great characters, background, etc... And then they make trailers that are basically just action stances.

    Why not, yanno, have a marine actually ripping through some zerg? Or vice versa? Throw some Protoss in there. Same with their Warcraft trailers. No one actually DOES anything. I dunno what action you guys are talking about, nothing is really happening. As far as we know, that pistol had blanks.

    proxy711Ya i think a lot of features will be added before release like chat channels etc. if they allow cross game chat with friends ie message your guild leader in wow while playing SC2 i think a chat channel is probability not that hard to add.Idk what you mean by:But an RTS with overhead view and gunfights really shouldn't be rated less then teen or rated M, it makes sense to me. last time i checked the zerg didn't have a goo attack that melted ghosts clothes off.(in before someone mods that into the game)


    It also means the cinematics won't be gory at all, the story won't contain much in the way of adult fare, and with units like marines (that appear to have high blood pressure) mixed with big slashy sharp things on the Zerg, I don't see why the battlefield shouldn't be able to get ridiculously gory.
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    dEAne , June 12, 2010 7:07 AM
    I really waited for a long time for this.
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    Anonymous , June 12, 2010 5:55 PM
    Everyone knows Blizzard does get CGI movies. It has no bearing on the quality of the game. I too have played SC2 beta and left feeling unimpressed compared to playing other RTS games made in the past 2-3 years. Very boring rinse and repeat 1990s style RTS gameplay. I'm sure Korea will be pleased :p 
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    bin1127 , June 13, 2010 3:59 AM
    I hope the campaign is good. Really enjoyed the story from the original.
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    kelemvor4 , June 13, 2010 5:15 PM
    Wow, even people who were tricked into buying a mac can play sc2. Mighty kind of blizz to take pity on them!
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    teodoreh , June 14, 2010 7:03 AM
    StarCraft2 was great on beta, and surely will be great when released. I really don't get people whining about price or about not buying SC2. I mean it's like saying "Oh, the new Ferrari - I would never buy it!" :p 
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