StarCraft II Demo Upgraded To StarCraft II: Starter Edition

Still on the fence about StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, Blizzard's spacey real-time strategy game? Maybe the StarCraft II: Starter Edition, the game's revamped demo, is for you. It's the bigger StarCraft II demo that's less restrictive.

Unlike the previous StarCraft II demo, there are no time restrictions on the Starter Edition, meaning you can play the same missions over and over and over and over and over again, if you'd like. You can also play a little multiplayer (as Terran only), take on StarCraft II's AI and see a quartet of the game's maps. Here's everything you get, as laid out by Blizzard Entertainment.

  • The first four missions of the StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty single-player campaign, including Mar Sara 1-3 and the choice to embark on Tychus's first mission or Dr. Hansen's first mission.
  • The first two Challenges: Tactical Command and Covert Ops.
  • Access to the Terran race in Custom Games and Single-Player vs. AI.
  • Access to the following custom maps (map selection may rotate over time):
    • Xel'Naga Caverns
    • Shattered Temple
    • Discord IV
    • High Orbit

Who's game? And if you're just now getting excited about last year's sci-fi strategy game, what's taken you so long?

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    There are tens to hundreds of thousands of people who enjoy following the pro-scene in StarCraft but do not own the game. A month ago I went to a dinner for the StarCraft society of USYD and UNSW...and half the attendees don't even own the game. This would be a great way for them to get into the game.

      Count me among the throng of SC2 Pro-scene enthusiasts who don't own the game. Anybody else enjoying the GSPA and AHGL?
      I reckon by the time I've finished my backlog of old games, the Protoss campaign will be bundled in a SC2 Battlechest of some sort... :--P
      Till then, I'll be watching the tournaments and cheering on the likes of TLO and Spanishiwa!

        I am waiting on the Battlechest, have been from the start.

        Till then I am not spending a cent on any of the SC2 stuff.

    This seems like a really really kickass demo.

    Read about this, was really good of Blizzard to do this.
    Great thing is - they are able to play online with their friends as well! (albeit, they can only pick 1 race).

    But to me, that's basically getting 1/3 of the game for free (multiplayer content)

    I'm not getting it unless they include LAN play.

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