Animated Heart of the Swarm intro shows adorable Zerg who just want to lick you

StarCraft II Heart of the Swarm intro
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Humanity's unspeakable doom never looked so cute. StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm burst out of its cocoon yesterday, and its intro cinematic (opens in new tab) continues a Blizzard tradition of setting the scene with gorgeous animations. CarbotAnimations (opens in new tab) ' skillful hand-drawn replication of the intro's Zerg-on-Terran assault isn't as shiny, but if the derp-faced aliens and pudgy marines don't earn at least one giggle, then the Zergling vanquishing a soldier with a barrage of licks ought to. Now I'll feel bad whenever I blow up a Zerg base—all they wanted was cuddles.

You can find the rest of CarbotAnimations' shorts on YouTube (opens in new tab) .

Omri Petitte is a former PC Gamer associate editor and long-time freelance writer covering news and reviews. If you spot his name, it probably means you're reading about some kind of first-person shooter. Why yes, he would like to talk to you about Battlefield. Do you have a few days?