StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void Cinematic

In a special feature segment during the WCS Season 3 Premier League Finals in Kraków, Poland, Blizzard revealed the StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void intro cinematic. Among the Protoss ruins on Aiur, the cinematic depicts an intense battle between a small party of Protoss warriors and an overwhelming Zerg force.

It provides a rare glimpse of the the raw power, generally only seen in the lore, that the Protoss wield. Throughout the short clip, the determination and resiliency of the Protoss are artfully illustrated. In StarCraft: Brood War, the Judicator Aldaris articulated the importance of Aiur to the Protoss' identity:

"... the Protoss do not run from their enemies. Aiur is our homeworld. It is here that we shall make our stand".

That sentiment is beautifully portrayed in the cinematic as the Protoss warriors selflessly give their lives to protect and avenge Aiur. The story the cinematic portrays reinforces all that we already know about the Protoss, but also teases what promises to be a major plot point in Legacy of the Void - the inevitable attempt by the remaining Protoss to reclaim Aiur from the Zerg Swarm.

The cinematic is nothing less than what we would expect from Blizzard's team. It is beautifully rendered, charged with action, and dripping with nostalgic emotion, the cinematic finally gives the Protoss their due.

Sources: - Legacy of the Void Launches 11/10 - Watch the Cinematic now! - StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void Opening Cinematic

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