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Blizzard Appealing Korean Adults-Only Rating for StarCraft 2

by Brian Leahy, Apr 21, 2010 7:00pm PDT

The Korean Game Ratings Board has given StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty an adults-only rating (via IncGamers) in South Korea, deeming it unsuitable for gamers under the age of 18, based on "the game's level of violence, foul language and depiction of drug use."

I'm told by Blizzard PR representative Bob Colayco that the rating was based upon an early build of the game and Blizzard has already appealed the rating, submitting a new build to "address the Game Ratings Board’s concerns."

The game was rated suitable for those over the age of 15 last year based upon a build submitted at that time. I'm told by lead producer Chris Sigaty that this should not delay the game beyond its targeted mid-year release.

One might speculate that the adults-only rating was rendered with influence from KeSPA, the organization that oversees StarCraft: Brood War eSports in South Korea. KeSPA and Blizzard are locked in conflict over StarCraft II in Korea as a lot of money stands to be made with a transition to the sequel.





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