Diablo 3 rated 18+ in South Korea, release back on track

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On a day many percieve to be bad luck, we got some good news regarding Diablo 3.  After being stuck in "ratings approval hell" in South Korea, the Game Rating Board has finally reached an agreement.

According to the official GRB page, Diablo 3 will be rated an 18+ or M. Despite the hold up being caused by the in-game auction house, nothing in the GRB's reasoning refers to that.  The GRB originally had felt that the auction house resemebled gambling too closely.  Whether or not they still have that feeling remains a mystery.

The agreement puts to rest a month and a half long debate, paving the way for hte game to be released in Korea.  Hopefully the delay won't push back the targeted worldwide launch date, which still has not been announced.  Blizzard has said they were aiming for a same-day worldwide release.

Matt Liebl You can follow Senior News Editor Matt Liebl on Twitter @Matt_GZ. He likes games, sports, musicals, and his adorable dog, Wrigley, and his wife.
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