Starcraft 2 is now to be released on the 27th July. However, if you want to start playing with the multiplayer game right now, just pre-order from Game and you will get a beta key emailed to you the following day. The key will allow you to download the game immediately from battle.net (large 1.6GB download, very slow install, be patient!), and start playing! Pre-ordering will also provide assurance not to pay more for the game when released (price in France and Germany is 55 EUR!). SC2 will be the best stragegy game this year for sure. Beta game is fully functional, apart from the single player campaign.
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Preorder StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty and receive exclusive access to the Online BETA to begin your epic saga before anyone else.
Presenting the long-awaited sequel to one of the most well-loved Real-Time Strategy titles in gaming history, StarCraft II continues the epic saga of the Protoss, Terran, and Zerg. These three distinct and powerful races will clash once again in Starcraft II, the fast-paced real-time strategy sequel to the legendary original, StarCraft.
Preorder Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty today!
T&Cs: UK ONLY. Subject to change without notice. Physical boxed product only. Limited Offer while stocks last. Customers who have already preordered this product will also receive BETA Access. BETA access keys will be emailed on a daily basis to customers who have preordered StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty from the proceeding day starting from 5/05/2010. (i.e. Purchase on Wednesday 5th May and a BETA access key will be emailed on Thursday 6th May after 6pm. Customers who have previously preordered before the launch of this promotion will receive BETA access keys on 5th May 2010. The last batch of BETA codes will be emailed on 16/05/2010 for orders from 15/05/2010.