Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment Australia have issued an official statement confirming that they will appeal the recent decision to refuse classication of the upcoming Mortal Kombat.
"After careful consideration Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment Australia have decided to appeal to the Australian Classification Review Board against the RC (Refused Classification) decision given to Mortal Kombat.
After reviewing both the game play and the Board’s original decision WBIE Australia believe the violence in the game is on par with numerous other titles readily available for sale in the Australian market. As such the company wants to exhaust all options to make the game available to Mortal Kombat fans in this country. An identical version of the game will be submitted for appeal"
I was just about to preorder from the UK. I still think I will have to though.
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Posted 03:17pm 02/3/11
I agree with ravn0s in that it would have to be a much more successful title than that for the local retailers to start getting huffy about lost sales. MK looks to be shaping up to be a decent fighter, but I doubt it has much chance at getting the kind of popularity that the original MK games got back in the 90s -- at best it can possibly aspire to out performing SF4 and MvC3, and it will have to have some serious goods to even do that.
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Why? I thought their job was to rate the media. If it is R18+ it's not their fault there is no such category here, that's up to the lawmakers?
Unless I have it all completely wrong, which is entirely possible.
Posted 03:32pm 02/3/11
I'll take the job and issue out an R24+ classification for the all the serial killers in jail to indulge in their wild murderious fantasies. Mortal Kombat will be child's play.
Posted 03:36pm 02/3/11
No,your exactly right.
Jackflash is just a stupid c*** with no idea.
Posted 03:41pm 02/3/11
This. Its not like they're banning it, they're just saying that it can't be given an MA15+ rating, and since theres nothing higher, then they can't give it a rating, so it gets refused classification and we end up here.
I'd argue that the board is not doing its job if this appeal is actually successful and the game comes out unaltered with an MA15+ rating. Not cos I'm some conservative right wing douchebag that doesn't want to see the game released, but really, it doesn't belong in the MA15+ bracket at all. I haven't actually looked it up, but I'd bet that most (if not all) other countries in the world have this rated R18+ (or their country's equivalent).
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Posted 04:06pm 02/3/11
Thanks for clearing that up.
Posted 04:21pm 02/3/11