StarCraft II Will Be Censored in South Korea

on May 20, 2010 7:18 PM

StarCraft II Will Be Censored in South Korea

Remember a while back, after Blizzard submitted an early copy of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty to the game ratings board in Korea and they gave it an “Adults Only” rating? Well, we seem to have a resolution to this issue, at least for now. A Korean e-sports site made mention of the few changes Blizzard has made to the game to drop that obscenely undesirable rating.

It seems Blizzard changed the color of the blood in the game to black, removed vulgar language and took out any references to tobacco products. The game now has a “No Smoking” rating in South Korea, folks. Or, rather, a 12+ rating, which the original StarCraft held.

This whole debacle may or may not be over, as Blizzard may decide to release two versions in the country or possibly return to appeal the “Adults Only” rating altogether. For now, though, it appears as if Koreans will be getting a slightly censored version of the popular RTS title. I’m sure your status as a deity in South Korea will remain, Blizzard, not to worry. Be happy.

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Chad joined the DualShockers staff in mid 2009 and since then has put much of his time into covering RPGs, with a focus on the Japanese side of the genre, from the obscure to the mainstream. He's a huge fan of iconic games like Secret of Mana, Final Fantasy VI and Persona 4 yet enjoys the smaller niche titles, as well. In his spare time he enjoys experiencing new beer, new foods and keeping up with just about every sci-fi show on television. He's married to an intelligent, beautiful Southern Belle who keeps his life interesting with witty banter and spicy Cajun cooking.
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