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Thursday's Manhunt 2 Updates
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Written by Raphael2040   
Thursday, 21 June 2007 12:50

Remember Danrok letting us know how Manhunt 2 was banned in the UK?  

Well, to follow suit, Italy have decided to ban Manhunt 2 too, claiming that it is 'cruel and sadistic'.

And it seems that this banning of it is some sort of contageous disease, as it doesn't seem likely for the game to be released in Kangaroo Country. Sorry my Australian amigos!

However, despite this, the game still gets a whooping 92% review in the NGamer magazine.

Take Two have countered argued these worldwide bans by claiming that Manhunt 2 is 'a work of art.' Apparently, the game was designed to be a pure horror game, and succeeds in being exactly that.

Announcements yesterday by both Sony and Nintendo means that a release of the game to either companies respective consoles looks virtually impossible

Sony:

David Karraker, a PR spokesperson for Sony has stated that it's SCE's policy not to allow the playback of AO rated content on their systems, therefore Manhunt 2 making an appearance on the Playstation formats is out of the question. So it looks like Rockstar will seriously be forced to edit the game in a bid to lower its classification, or else they will be blocked from all video game platforms.

Nintendo:

Nintendo has commented that as stated on Nintendo.com, Nintendo does not allow any AO rated content on any of its systems. So therefore a release of Manhunt 2 on the Wii looks virtually impossible, as Rockstar will need Nintendo's consent to even begin shipping such a title even if it is through non-traditional distribution methods.

 

And finally, let's all have a good read of the BBFC's response to the ban.

 

What do you think about this whole thing? Do you think Manhunt 2 deserves to be banned? Or is everyone just overreacting a little. Was Take Two correct for developing and releasing such a game?

Follow the discussion in the Gaming Forums.

 

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