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Korea Approves Diablo III

The game finally gets rated by the Games Rating Board.

They say that the third time’s the charm, and that definitely holds true for Blizzard. After submitting their highly-anticipated dungeon crawler Diablo III to the Korean ratings board two times and getting rejected, we can report that the third submission was a success. That’s right, you compulsive clickers out there—Diablo III has a rating in Korea.

That rating is 18+, which seems to equate to the M rating in the U.S. As you may recall, the problem with getting the game rated in Korea had to do with the real money auction house that Blizzard plans on implementing. The main sticking point was a feature where players could “cash out” their gold for real money, and this feature was removed in Blizzard’s final submission to the ratings board.

This is great news for eager Diablo players the world over, as the plan has been to launch the game simultaneously in all regions. The fact that the game has been submitted for ratings also means that we’re closer than ever to the release of Diablo III. Ladies and gentlemen, get your index fingers ready!




01/13/2012 at 11:19 PM

And there was much rejoicing....

"The main sticking point was a feature where players could “cash out” their gold for real money,.."

Could this feature have been exploited? Gold Farming 2.0?

Julian Titus Senior Editor

01/14/2012 at 12:18 AM

Maybe. I believe this feature is still slated for the U.S. release. But it could very well do away with gold farming. If players are busy trying to make real money in the game, the market for buying gold from farming sites would be reduced. At least that's the way I see it.

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