Mike Morhaime said the sweet words. Starcraft II Beta starts this month. This was announced just now at 5:15pm EST during the Activision Blizzard 2009 Q4 Earnings Conference Call.

Listen to the Conference audio at 38:40 for Mike Morhaime’s announcements. Both Starcraft II and World of Warcraft: Cataclysm are confirmed to be released on 2010, and dubbed it the first time in twelve years that Blizzard ships two games in a single calendar year.

You can read the full Activision Blizzard Financial Call Breakdown at IncGamers.

Blizzard Quote:
Avarius: I know you are all very excited to hear the news about the StarCraft II beta coming soon. In order to help facilitate this discussion, please keep your comments about this announcement consolidated to this thread. Thanks! Emails to those who can participate in the beta will be sent out once it’s ready to start.

1. You should be able to download it to your other computer, however, you must be logged into your battle.net account in order to play.

2. They will exist to give beta participants a place to discuss the beta and report any issues they may find. Only participants of the beta will be able to post, but the forums can be read by everyone.

For everyone asking, we are targeting a global release for the start of the beta.