Rebellions latest game,Aliens VS Predator has been refused a rating in Australia,effectively banning the game.
The Classification Board refused to give the game a MA 15+,there highest rating.,thus effectively banning they game.
they stated: “explicit decapitation and dismemberment as well as locational damage” was the biggest factor in refusing the game a rating.
Whilst many other Developers tone down or censor there games so they can comply with the ratings,Rebellion are refusing to do this,saying:
“Rebellion is disappointed that its upcoming title Aliens vs. Predator has been banned in Australia,” Rebellion said. “However, as we understand the law in that country, the authorities had no choice as we agree strongly that our game is not suitable for game players who are not adults.”
“The content of AVP is based on some of the most innovative and iconic horror movies, and as such we wanted to create a title that was true to the source material. It is for adults, and it is bloody and frightening, that was our intent. We will not be releasing a sanitized or cut down version for territories where adults are not considered by their governments to be able to make their own entertainment choices.”
The game is due for release in Febuary 2010.