Australia’s not generally well-known for embracing violence, but the local SEGA kids would like to change that. It’s been a year since they released the Bang Bang Box for House of the Dead: Overkill, and they’d like to commemorate the anniversary with a new release: Welcome to Violence.
This “trigger-tapping triple-barrel terrorfest” features three of the most controversial adult games available on the Wii: Madworld, The Conduit, and House of the Dead: Overkill – and, even better – it’s only AU$109.95 for the set.
For your money, you’ll get:
Survival horror as it’s never been seen before! A pulp-style take on the classic SEGA light-gun shoot ‘em up series. The House of the Dead: OVERKILL charges you with mowing down waves of infected, blood-thirsty zombies in a last-ditch effort to survive.
With a whopping 189 uses of the f-word, OVERKILL is the current Guinness World Record holder for “Most Swearing in a Video Game”.
MADWORLD has a unique black and white style, that straddles graphic novels and 3D worlds. Players must master the use of various weapons and items found within their environment, such as chainsaws and street signs. With its irreverent humour and over-the-top violence, MADWORLD delivers a unique core gaming experience not often found on the Wii system.
The Conduit is a fast-paced action First Person Shooter (FPS) set in the near-future of a fictional America. Players battle enemy forces in a highly detailed 3D world using a dynamic control scheme only possible on the Wii.
Kicking off March 11th, if you’re a fan of blood, violence, gore, or motion-sensing controllers, Welcome to Violence has a home on your shelf.
Ladies, it’s also worth noting that the official word from Sega stated this was a pack “no self-respecting Wii-owning Aussie bloke” should be without. I’ve contacted them to find out if self-respecting Wii-owning Aussie sheilas should pass on the release – I’ll let you know.
Released as violence in video games becomes a hot topic yet again, and Australia approaches the deadline on the public discussion about the introduction of an R18+ rating for games, it’s interesting to see a publisher so obviously flaunting the fact these three games are ‘adult’, ‘mature’ and ‘horribly violent’. Two have been rated as suitable for 15-year olds, one for “mature audiences” with no age limit – and yet they’re considered some of the most confronting on the platform (MadWorld is 18+ in Japan, and sold in a black case to clearly separate it from child-friendly games). Australian gamers, you live in strange times.