PS3 House of the Dead: Overkill OK for Aussies

Good news, Aussies! The Classification Review Board has officially decided that The House of the Dead: Overkill Extended Cut is actually suitable for release, after all.

The game, effectively banned last month on the grounds that it contained far too much horror violence and coarse language for Australian audiences, was re-submitted as an appeal by SEGA Australia.

The Review Board now finds that the overall impact of both of these elements is no higher than “strong”, a situation easily accomodated under the MA15+ rating, making the game available to gamers over the age of 15 years.

We’ve gotten in touch with the Classification Review Board and hope to have the details of the decision for you shortly – but in the meantime, here’s a recent video for the game:

The Review Board would like to point out that it worked “within the framework of the National Classification Scheme”, which is the same framework used by the Classification Board itself. We’re not yet sure why one group found the game so offensive while another – unanimously – agreed that it was okay, but hope that the information may become obvious when we receive the report.

The short version: The House of the Dead: Overkill Extended Cut, for PlayStation 3 with Move support, is now back on track for release next month.

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