Gamespot has uncovered what’s been edited out of Left 4 Dead 2 for Australia to earn it an MA15+ classification.
Valve told us yesterday that they had submitted an edited version of Left 4 Dead 2 after the game was previously refused classification due to its high impact violence. Gabe Newell declined to say what had been edited out.
That edited version was awarded an MA15+ rating late yesterday. This morning the Classification Board told Gamespot what had been cut:
The report states that the Australian-specific version of Left 4 Dead 2 “no longer contains depictions of decapitations, dismemberment, wound detail, or piles of bodies lying about the environment”.
Valve are also appealing the original classification decision and still hope to release Left 4 Dead 2 in Australia in its original, unedited state. “Our goal is not to ship this second [edited]version,” he said.
Newell told us yesterday that the appeal ruling is expected to be made on October 22.
Left 4 Dead 2 classified down under [Gamespot]