A few changes may be in store for StarCraft 2 when it releases in South Korea this summer. In order to procure a more audience-friendly content rating in the country that purchased the most copies of the original, Blizzard has reportedly created a version without smoking or profanity, and with all of the blood colored black instead of red.
While StarCraft 2 has already received a T rating for its upcoming July release in the U.S., the game is reportedly having a much more difficult time passing South Korea's ratings certification. 1UP discovered a translation of a Korean e-sports article that states that StarCraft 2 has been re-submitted for approval with major changes made to the game's content. The translation (which GamePro was able to corroborate) states that the altered version omits smoking and profanity while changing all blood from red to black. The changes will allow the game to be sold to customers aged 12 and up.
The original StarCraft sold roughly 4.5 million copies in South Korea, according to retailers, and public multiplayer competitions of the game have become akin to sporting events in the country. According to the report, Blizzard may still issue a second version of StarCraft 2 in South Korea that includes the mature content.
This story, "StarCraft 2 to Have Censored Version" was originally published by GamePro.