FYI: The Irish Film Censor's Office announced that the game would also not be available for sale in Ireland
I for one cant wait for this to come out. I've got my Wii and can't wait to get this bloody experience rolling! Hopefully the US wont ban it. (I highly doubt they will. They ban very little. And At worst they would slap an Adult rating on it, but it would still be available.)
I remember when the first one came out it ran into similar problems in the UK. They actually linked the first game to a killing that occured out there by a young boy. The police deny it but the victim's mother says the other boy was "obsessed with the first game. So that could be why they are banning this second one.
Look at all the troubles the first game had around the world:
New Zealand: The game was declared objectionable on December 11, 2003. Possession is an offence.
Canada: Following a meeting in Toronto on December 22, 2003 between Bill Hastings, the Chief Censor of New Zealand, and officials from the Ontario Ministry of Consumer and Business Services, Manhunt became the first computer game in Ontario to be classified as a film and was restricted to adults on February 3, 2004.
Australia: It was refused classification (banned, but possession is legal) on September 28, 2004 by the Classification Review Board after having earlier received a classification allowing it to be purchased by those aged 15 years or older.
United Kingdom: The game received a BBFC 18 certificate, legally prohibiting its sale to anyone under that age.
Germany: On 2004-07-19, the Amtsgericht Munich confiscated all versions of Manhunt for violation of Â§ 131 StGB (representation of violence). The game, the court said, portrays the killing of humans as fun, and the more fun, the more violent the killing is. They also sensed a glorification of vigilantism, which they considered harmful per se.
So anyone who is shocked that the more grisly and graphic sequel wasnt going to run into similar problems must have been turning a blind eye. And all this info I found was on Wikipedia and they said despite all this elsewhere, there was little to no controversy in North America.
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