In a rare fit of common sense, the Australian Classification Review Board have overturned their previous decision to refuse classification of Sega’s upcoming Aliens Vs. Predator and have approved the title with no cuts. The game will be released with a MA15+ rating, the strongest cert available in the region.
Darren Macbeth, Managing Director of SEGA Australia, happily announced:
“It is with great pleasure that we announce the success of our appeal. We are particularly proud that the game will be released in its original entirety, with no content altered or removed whatsoever. This is a big win for Australian gamers. We applaud the Classification Review Board on making a decision that clearly considers the context of the game, and is in line with the modern expectations of reasonable Australians.”
Australia’s conservative government have long held the belief that videogames are the playthings of Satan with attorney-general Michael Atkinson in particular regularly voicing his views on what he sees as corruptive material on the minds of Australia’s youth. The federal government recently published a “discussion paper” outlining the pros and cons of joining the 21st century with the ushering in of an R18+ cert, hence allowing Australian adults to expose themselves to such virulent murder-sims if they so wish.