Blizzard has recently announced that StarCraft II will be offered in South American countries with a cheaper subscription model. In countries such as Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and Chile, the game will be given a retail price of $25-30 and allow players to play the game for up to 6 months. After the initial 6 month period, players will have the option to pay for additional months of game-time. 


"IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. today announced that its highly anticipated real-time strategy game, StarCraft® II: Wings of Liberty™, will be fully localized into Latin American Spanish and will be available in Mexico, Argentina, and Chile for a suggested retail price of $299 MXN / $119 ARS / $13,900 CLP. With this purchase, players will have six months of access to the StarCraft II single-player campaign and multiplayer play through the new version of Battle.net®, the premier online gaming destination for Blizzard Entertainment gamers. Continued StarCraft II play beyond the time included with the initial purchase will be available via 30-day and 60-day subscription options. Pricing for these options will be announced at a later date.

Players who prefer to make a one-time payment for unlimited access to the StarCraft II single-player campaign and multiplayer play on Battle.net will have the option to purchase and download an unlimited-access version of the game directly from Blizzard Entertainment at pricing similar to the US price of $59.99USD.

"One of our design goals for
StarCraft II was to make it accessible to a wide range of players, from beginners to veterans," said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. "The same is true with regard to our pricing options -- we want to make sure players have the flexibility to experience the game according to their own preferences and play style."

 

To clarify, the full retail version of the game will be offered along with the subscription version in these specific countries. Russia will also be offering a similar subscription option.

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Sources:
 Official Blizzard Press Release (Spanish)
GNT - StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty Pricing Annouced (Brazilian Press Release)
Gamasutra - Blizzard reveals StarCraft 2 Subscription Option


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