House of the Dead: Overkill Extended Cut has received a rating of MA15+ after SEGA appealed its original rating of Refused Classification (RC), which effectively meant the game had been banned.
Kotaku reported back in August that the game was banned for its high-impact violence. SEGA appealed The Board’s decision, was successful, and the game will now release on October 27 with an MA15+ rating without any changes made to it.
“It is with great pleasure that we announce the success of our appeal,” managing director of Sega Australia, Darren Macbeth, said.
“We are proud to confirm that the game will be released in Australia in its original entirety, with no content altered or removed in any way. We were confident of successfully appealing the Board’s original decision to refuse classification and appreciate that the Classification Review Board has made a decision that complies with the current guidelines and framework.”
House Of The Dead: Overkill Extended Cut will be released on October 27 for the PS3.