Tuesday, October 26, 2010

StarCraft II Going Pre-Paid Overseas



Gamers in Southeast Asia will soon receive access to Blizzard’s blockbuster sci-fi RTS StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty without the need to purchase the full retail version.

According to a press release, PC gamers in Hong Kong/Macau, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand will have access to three game card options that grants 3 days, 7 days, and 30 days to the game. The passes will be used on the Southeast Asian Battle.net server for both StarCraft II singleplayer and multiplayer modes.

Friday Blizzard said that Southeast Asian gamers would also have access to a DVD starter kit for those who would rather not download the game client. The kit will include the disk, a 7-day pass, and a guide to creating a Battle.net account and installing the client.

Blizzard added that the prepaid game cards and DVD starter kit will be distributed across Southeast Asia in select Internet gaming cafes, convenience stores, and gaming retail shops. For more information about the StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty passes and where to buy them, head here.

Currently we’re still waiting on a response from Blizzard to see if the "tiered" pricing plan will come to the States.

You can find the original article here: http://www.tomshardware.com/news/starcraft-2-rts-southgeast-asia-tiered-passes-pc-gaming,11514.html

5 comments:

  1. Hmm interesting. I don't really see the use for buying prepaid stuff for SC2, though. I'd rather just buy the whole game haha.

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  2. Great way to get more money :)

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  3. omfg no no no no no no no no no no no no no, that cant happen

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