StarCraft 2: Legacy of the Void to have 'Seven Samurai' elements

With StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm already bringing out the aggressive nature of the Zerg, Blizzard has started to turn its attention to the final chapter in the trilogy, Legacy of the Void. The theme of that last installment--focused on the Protoss--can probably be best summed up in one word: desperation.

Wings of Liberty focused on "space cowboy" Jim Raynor, and Heart of the Swarm focused on Kerrigan and her "difficult choices," making it the darkest chapter in the series, Game Director Dustin Browder said in an interview with AusGamers. In Legacy of the Void, the Protoss are facing the end of their race.

"Think of it more as Seven Samurai," he said. "This is the Protoss on their last legs, in their final hours, fighting against the darkness that threatens to consume the Universe. And they are the only ones who can stand up to the forces that are arrayed against them. They are the proud few warriors facing the void, facing oblivion on their own, and slowly being picked off one by one. And that's what we're going to try and get across in Legacy of the Void, that real sense of doom, and really give you the sense of what it is like to be this race with those long, and amazing, and glorious traditions, slowly being consumed and snuffed out."

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