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StarCraft II: Wings Of Liberty Mac Beta Available To Testers
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 9 comments

Blizzard Entertainment has announced that the Mac beta version of the eagerly anticipated StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty is now available on North American servers, with releases for other regions coming soon. StarCraft II will pick up a few years after the end of Broodwar and will feature a single player storyline focused on the Terrans, as well as new multiplayer action for gamers to enjoy.

StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty is the sequel to Blizzard Entertainment’s 1998 hit StarCraft, which has been hailed by players and critics worldwide as one of the top real-time strategy games of all time. StarCraft II will once again center on the clash between the protoss, terrans, and zerg, with each side deploying favorite units from the original StarCraft, along with numerous upgraded and brand-new units and abilities that allow for fresh tactics and strategies. The game's new 3D-graphics engine maintains the speed and responsive control of its predecessor while rendering hundreds of units onscreen for massive battles.

StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty's solo campaign will continue the epic saga where it left off in StarCraft: Brood War. The storyline chronicles the exploits of marshal-turned-rebel-leader Jim Raynor and features both familiar faces and new heroes. Players will be able to tailor the experience, choosing their own mission path and selecting technology and research upgrades to suit their playing style throughout the 29-mission campaign.

Several challenge-mode mini-games will also be included, with focused goals designed to ease players into the basics of multiplayer strategies. In addition, dozens of multiplayer maps will be available for competitive play through the new version of Battle.net, which is launching alongside StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. This new version of the service has been built from the ground up to offer an unparalleled online play experience, with new features such as voice communication, character profiles and achievements, stat-tracking, ladders and leagues, cloud file storage, and more.
UPDATE: Mac System Requirements
    Minimum:
  • Mac® OS X 10.5.8, 10.6.2 or newer
  • Intel® Processor
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® 8600M GT or ATI Radeon® X1600 or better
  • 12 GB available HD space
  • 2 GB Ram
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • Broadband Internet connection
  • 1024X720 minimum display resolution
    Recommended:
  • Intel® Core 2 Duo processor

Those with beta keys can download the Mac beta client by signing into the Battle.net site. For more information click over to the pages listed below.

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