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.