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I won't be able to buy SC2 for a few months still (tear), so I was hoping in the meantime I could try out a demo (timed or otherwise is fine). However, google tells me nothing about the existence or non-existence of said software entity.

So is there a demo or not? :(

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Blizzard has finally released the Starcraft 2 Demo.

Updated for new version of demo:

From Joystiq:

The StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty demo has been replaced by StarCraft 2: Starter Edition. The new version allows players to play four levels of the campaign, the first two challenges, access the terran race in custom games and single-player vs. AI, and play four of the custom maps.

All campaign progress and achievements are saved to the player's account, so they can pick up from right where they left off, if they decide to buy the full game. Already have a account? You'll find the StarCraft 2: Starter Edition in Account Management under "Your Game Accounts."

Here is the link to the free demo.

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Not at the moment, no.

However, two "guest passes" are supplied with the boxed version of the game and each gives a limited time of gameplay, either in the campaign or in multiplayer matches; so all you need is a friend to buy the game first.

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