Think E3 is easy?
I've done 86318 steps,
walked 63.48 kms and
burnt 22521 calories
It's not necessarily the "flood of sex and violence" that anti-R18+ lobbyists were worried about, but Australia's just picked up another adults-only video game - the first handheld title to be granted the new rating. Another one for the "high impact bloody violence" camp, Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus will not be available for Australian gamers under the age of 18.
It's another revamp of a game that's already been released in Australia, with a few significant changes. Back in the day, the PS3 version of Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 (MA15+) saw your enemies dissolve into a purple mist after being sliced 'n' diced. Now, with Plus, the gore's been added back in, bringing blood and guts to the party, as well as more than a few dead and dismembered bodies. Little surprise it's been labelled R18+.
Like with the other adults-only games Spartacus Legends, Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel and franchise-mate Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge, there's no set release date for Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus - instead, you'll just have to wait patiently for word from local publishers Mindscape.
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