Korea readies for StarCraft II, Aion

Koreas are already anticipating the release of Blizzard’s StarCraft II which will be released sometime in 2009:

The new game will undoubtedly have big shoes to fill as it was Korean gamers who made StarCraft one of the most successful video games ever.

Blizzard so far has sold more than 4.5 million copies of StarCraft in Korea alone and the game also spawned an industry of Internet cafes, called “PC Rooms,” that are now ubiquitous around the country.

The game was also responsible for the emergence of “e-sports,” with millions of viewers attracted to professional StarCraft players battling on television with live commentary and analysis from experts.

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