Where Isn't StarCraft II Launching?S

On July 27, 2010, real-time strategy game StarCraft II is going on sale in over fifteen countries. There are more than fifteen countries on Earth.

According to the game's developer, StarCraft II will hit stores in the United States, Canada, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, Mexico, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, countries in Europe and the regions of Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau.

You might live in one of these countries. I do not.

StarCraft II is not launching in Japan. And Blizzard tells Kotaku that there are "no plans" to release a localized version of the game with Japanese servers. So what does that mean for those in, say, Japan who want to play the game?

One option is to buy the US version of StarCraft II as a direct download and play on North America servers, says Blizzard. Or if you bought a European version, you could play on their servers.

No word on when Blizzard will localize the game into more languages.

[Thanks Shawn for the heads up!]