Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 Delayed In Australia Until February

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If you've been wondering why the game hasn't launched in Australia despite being available since early December in the US, Capcom has explained why.

In a statement first reported by Do You Even Game Bro, Capcom explained that the Classification Board's processes forced Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 to be delayed in Australia. According to the publisher, UMVC3 can't be released in Australia until "minor changes" have been made to the game's parental settings.

The full statement is as follows:

Due to Marvel vs Capcom 3 receiving a higher age rating in the ANZ regions the team have to make some minor changes to the rating settings of the game in order for it to release and as such there is unfortunately a delay. We hope to be able to release the game for players of 15+ age in February and will have more news soon. We apologise for the delay in bringing the game to fans in this territory.

Marvel vs Capcom 3 was officially issued an M rating on 20 December, , in line with the rating given to UMVC3's original release on PS3. Previous MVC3 games have been rated PG, such as Marvel vs Capcom: Origins and Marvel vs Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds.

Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite, the eighth game in the series, is also due out later this year. We'll keep an eye out to see if anything odd happens to that game's release in Australia.


Comments

    Sound like a 'minor' fix to me, as described, something seems amiss.

      It is a minor fix.

      But a minor fix that requires new cases get printed, new discs get made and then distributed to stores.

      Still sucks though and it isn't to say there isn't some Warner Bros like nonsense going on

        It's a digital release though. No need for reprints.

        I suspect a few things are going to go missing in the game and we won't know what till someone compares our version with the US or PS3 versions

          Quote makes it sound more like they're just adding a lower violence/language option (filter) or something rather than actually removing anything.

          I imagine the delay is more due to the Classification Board being incredibly slow about anything they do more than Capcom making substantial changes.

    If thr claddification board want something changed with the parental settings, it probably means capcom were not happy with the classification originally given. The problem is now that we have an R rating, the retard board is using it to slap R rating on everything they can get away with, which ruins some business' targets at making games for PG-MA. This is why we can't have nice things.

    So why is the game getting re-released?

      For a lot of reasons.

      Firstly the game is not on the current generation of consoles and is still played competitively.

      Secondly because of licensing issues the game was unable to be bought after it was out for about a year.

      This made the game incredibly hard to buy as physical copies became rare and digital copies didn't exist anymore.

      So it coming back is great as it allows people to buy it again and try it out before the new one is out.

    Meh... i'm still salty over the fact after getting hyped for MvC3 i got dumped with this anouncement a mere few months after that instead of promised updates I would have to buy UMvC3. =P

    Bull**** australia make up your F***ing minds. There is no point reissuing a Classfication on older games just leave it at PG and be done with it. As for RWBY Grimm Eclipse, was released last year now no longer Available since it got taken down for being released by Accident.

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