Screenshot from GameSpot’s twitter
Written by David Kudrev
Yeah I’m going to first person on this rant… This is upsetting, yet no surprise due to the artistic content in the game. For those who know me, I’m a huge Mortal Kombat fan, I bought every MK game from all the different platforms I’ve owned over all these years.
Yesterday I went and pre-ordered it at Gametraders Marion, what you see above, is what I WAS going to get, the game with the limited edition arcade style Joysticks.. BUT NO! NO CAN HAS! :\
More as the story unravels no doubt..
UPDATE @ 2:33PM CDT
UPDATE @ 2:52PM CDT
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has made an announcement due to the Government’s decision:
The highly anticipated video game Mortal Kombat, published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (WBIE) in Australia, has been refused classification by the Australian Classification Board and will not release in Australia. We are extremely disappointed that Mortal Kombat, one of the world’s oldest and most successful video games franchises, will not be available to mature Australian gamers. WBIE would not market mature content where it is not appropriate for the audience. We understand that not all content is for every audience, but there is an audience for mature gaming content and it would make more sense to have the R18+ classification in Australia. As a member of the iGEA, WBIE is reviewing all options available at this time.
Time to get those deposits back folks :(