Those keen on playing StarCraft II in Southeast Asia are being given different fee-based options by Blizzard in order to take their game online.
Blizzard will be making prepaid game card options available for players in Hong Kong/Macau, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand starting on November 18.
These gamecards will exist alongside the boxed version of StarCraft II, which includes unlimited access for the life of the game. They are available in 3-day, 7-day, and 30-day pass versions, and can be used on the Southeast Asian Battle.net server for single and multiplayer play.
A DVD starter kit will also be available, and it allows allowing players to install the game client quickly without downloading it and comes with a 7-day pass.
The game cards and DVD starter kit will be made available across Southeast Asia in “select Internet gaming cafes, convenience stores, and gaming retail shops”.
More information as well as pricing can be found through here.
StarCraft II is free to play online via Battle.net for no additional fees in the US and UK and the first expansion, Heart of the Swarm, will be made available sometime after 2011.