Monday, 19 April 2010

StarCraft II Hit With Adult Only Rating In Korea

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Blizzard's much-anticipated RTS, StarCraft II, has been stuck with an Adults Only rating in Korea, a country where the franchise is very popular.

This is fairly surprising however as the same Korean Games Rating Board gave earlier versions of the game submitted last year a '15' rating. Unfortunately this time the board has taken a stricter stance and has condemned the game’s level of violence, bad language and depiction of drug use. This is according to The Korea Times.

Blizzard has 30 days to appeal against the rating but as yet they are still deciding what course of action to take:
“We have nothing to say at this point. We are discussing our official position on the matter as well as what would be the right reaction."
The StarCraft II beta is currently running. Full release for the US will come with a standard edition and a limited-release Collector's Edition. Priced at $59.99 and $99.99 respectively. No UK details have been confirmed.

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