StarCraft 2 is divided into three campaigns, each dedicated to one of the three species. The first campaign, already released by the developer of the video game, is Wings of Liberty, focused on the Terrans. The StarCraft 2 Zerg campaign was named Heart of the Swarm. This episode will be dedicated to the Zerg and will center on Sarah Kerrigan and the future of the species. Blizzard Entertainment announced that the next episode is in process.
Also, the developer stated that Heart of the Swarm will introduce new units and will be present a jungle setting. The key of the game will be Sarah Kerrigan. Even if at the end of Wings of Liberty, she is deinfested, Kerrigan, also known as the Queen of Blades, maintained some of the powers achieved through mutations. So, her plan is to control her powers and to increase their strength. The greater her powers grow to be, more Zerg she controls.
Even if the company has bigger plans for Heart of the Swarm, Blizzard stated that is a lot of work to do and the project will be extremely ambitious. So, for the moment, there is not even an approximately release date for the StarCraft 2 Zerg campaign. But, probably, the next episode will be ready in the summer of 2012, after 18 months of work. As its precursor, Heart of the Swarm will have about 30 missions.
Also, Blizzard announced that there will be new units, like the infested bunker, the lurker and another fresh Zerg unit will be added. But, there are still in the creation process and is not for sure that these are the new StarCraft 2 units. Also, some things will change. For example, Jim Raynor, the main Terran character, will get a job in order to finance his organization, Raynor’s Raiders. Then, the next step will be the release of the third StarCraft 2 campaign. Legacy of the Void will center on the Protoss. This episode is a total nebulous even for the developer. The company didn’t offer any single details about this campaign, saying that they don’t have anything planned for this episode. First, they need to release Heart of the Swarm. Here are more details about the StarCraft 2 campaigns.