Today’s WTF: StarCraft II Lands an “Adult-Only” Rating in South Korea

leaf graphicI think if we tallied up the amount of “WTF” posts we’ve done on GamerSushi, I would imagine that StaCraft II would probably walk away with the proverbial crown of shame. Whether you’re paying for the game in three easy installments, or losing out on LAN gaming, Blizzard’s “it will get here eventually” game is building up a lot of strange press.

I think that this newest piece of SC2-related news might take the cake, though. If there’s one country in the world that loves themselves some StarCraft, it’s South Korea. Honestly, your country has to love a game for the developer to reveal the trailer for one of the most hotly anticipated titles in recent history there. StarCraft is a national pastime in Korea, but it looks like the sequel might not make it to that status.

The Korean Ratings Board has slapped the sci-fi RTS with an Adults-Only rating, citing violence, foul language and depiction of drug use as the reasons. Honestly, how violent is this game going to get? Typically, Real Time Strategy games are played from a top-down perspective, so I can’t image the gameplay being too over the top. Perhaps the game’s cut-scenes are to blame?

How do you guys feel about this? Is the anyone out there playing the Beta that might be able to comment on the violence issue?

Source: 1up

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3 thoughts on “Today’s WTF: StarCraft II Lands an “Adult-Only” Rating in South Korea”

  1. it makes sense to me, its almost as violent as starcraft 1. oh and I had to check your source twice to make sure. Yall scarred me for life.

  2. Hm, I would imagine that if it were the cutscenes, they would probably edit them to remove whatever pushed them over to AO.

    AO and M are almost the same thing though, 17+ or 18+? I don’t think one year of “maturing” is going to alter your appreciation of violence/graphic sex. The AO is really just to bring a game down.

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