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Starcraft 2 Timed Demo, Replaced with Starter Edition

Written on August 09, 2011 by Japhet Writ

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Blizzard heeds the gamers' call and replaces Starcraft 2's timed demo with an unlimited Starter Edition.

Startcraft 2’s version enables gamers to experience the entire game in a limited time, and forces them to purchase the title in order to continue. However, recently replaced the timed demo with the .

The Starter Edition does not have a time limit, that’s why players can try in their own volition. Still, it requires an active Internet connection in order to access .com. The website then provides the following features:

* The first four missions from the Starcraft 2: Wings of Liberty campaign
* The first two challenges: Tactical Command and Covert Ops
* Access to the terran race in Custom Games and Single-Player vs. AI
* Access to four custom maps, with selection rotating over time

The four custom maps are currently set at Xel’Naga Caverns, Shattered Temple, Discord IV and High Orbit. In addition to this, all campaign progress and achievements earned during the demo will be available to the full game upon purchase, since the information will be stored in a gamer’s Battlenet.com account.

The Starter Edition comes before the second part of Starcraft 2’s trilogy — the . The said installment is expected for a mid-2012 release. Starcraft 2 Starter Edition is now available for download and Battlenet.com.

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