Rising Stars: The Top Five Games At Korea’s Biggest Game Expo

Honorable Mention: Heroes of the Storm (PC)

The Skinny: The only reason Heroes of the Storm isn’t on this list is because Blizzard is a North American company. Still, the game gets a spot here because it drew in a really humongous crowd since the start of G-Star 2013.

The creators of the WarCraft, StarCraft and Diablo franchises are taking its characters and putting them in a battle arena setting. Two teams of five players duke it out and destroy each other’s towers for glory and bragging rights. Unlike other fares like DOTA 2 and League of Legends, Heroes of the Storm opts to put in triggers and mini-objectives that help speed up the fighting process for the team that activates it.

All players in a team level up simultaneously, and talent trees replace item management. It may have been in development for a long while, but initial impressions on this seem to place this as a possible reclaimer of the MOBA throne.

Localization Fate In Korea: It’s a Blizzard game, it’s following the free-to-play model, it’s built from the same template as an RTS, and it features StarCraft II characters. We’d be incredibly surprised if this game doesn't do well in the South Korean market.

For more G-Star 2013 madness, check out Stuff.TV’s overview of this year’s show, as well as coverage on Wargaming’s military series and Blizzard’s latest take on the MOBA genre.

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