Australia is currently in the process of receiving an R18+ rating for video games, but while we wait for the Attorneys-General to agree on the terms, another video game — The House of the Dead: Overkill — Extended Cut — has been refused classification.
SEGA Australia, the local publishers of the game, are intent on resubmitting the game.
“There are far worse titles currently available in the marketplace which involve more than shooting down mutants in humorous circumstances,” claimed Managing Director Darren Macbeth. “We will do everything we can to prove that House of the Dead: Overkill is worthy of an MA15+ rating in Australia.”
The game was set for release on October 27.
We’re currently in contact with the Classification Board for more information on the reasons why the game was refused classification.