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EA Claims Third R18+ Title

Word has come in from EA that Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel, the latest in a third-person shooter series based on cooperative play, is the third game to receive the new R18+ classification, for “high impact violence”.

The Classification Board has handed out two R18+ ratings in as many days, both for violence. But while Spartacus Legends is likely to be overly gory, and celebrate violent in the manner of an ancient arena, Army of Two games are more known for treating their violence in a casual manner.

Perhaps if the two mercenaries didn’t brofist after every kill, as if it triggered regenerating health? Still, as we noted earlier, the Classification Board might want to leave itself somewhere to go when games with truly disturbing images and themes come along. But I suppose we won’t know for sure until we play the game – and we can all be grateful we’ll still be able to play it.

The Devil’s Cartel will be available in Australia from March 28th for PS3 and 360.


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