First Australian R18+ Goes to Bloody Ninjas
Its "emphasis on blood effects" is one reason why Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge got Australia's R18+ treatment.
Australia's R18+, the newly minted mature game content rating, has been used for the first time, on Nintendo's Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge. According to a press statement from Australia's Classification Board, the game's violence - "high in impact because of its frequency, high definition graphics, and emphasis on blood effects" - is one of the reasons why it got the R18+ treatment.
"It's great to finally see Australian adults have access to video games designed specifically for mature audiences," said Ron Curry of the Interactive Games & Entertainment Association.
It must be nice to work in Australia. When asked via Twitter whether the game would have had an MA15+ or RC rating, before the introduction of R18+, Curry replied that he wasn't sure, as he hadn't seen the determination or the game, adding, "all this is happening while I'm trying to get a suntan!"
Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge, a Wii U exclusive title, features ongoing series protagonist Ryu Hayabusa versus alchemical terrorists. The lady in the trailer is Ayane, another playable character who has her own sections in the game, as well as a Chapter Challenge mode.
Crickey! That's enough blood to drown the dingo that et ya baby!
Hoping this is the start of something good. With luck it'll mean less thirteen year olds whining over multiplayer games and less/no censored tittles (except for the really over-the-top ones), At the same time I hope they don't abuse the rating because not every violent game will deserve an R18+ rating. I'm not particularity bothered as I'm already 18, but I'm hoping they don't forget about the MA15+ rating.
Grats Australia and enjoy the game.
amazing. just a shame that this game is not available for pc. but hell, at least the 18 rating came through. now i cna buy games without any worries.
Well yahtzee will probably be happy about this. Or at least not hate the idea.
That's not Ninja Gaiden, it's a Dynasty Warriors game!
Already? Awesome. I sort of want to pop down into EB tomorrow and take a picture of the case.
Huh... strange how that's the legendary R18+ game we've all been waiting for, when Dead Space and Fallout 3/New Vegas have more violence (mobile corpses and people exploding respectively).
Ah well, at least we're getting the R18+ games now. Wonder if Valve will give us the uncensored version of Left 4 Dead 2 now...
Honestly saving a lot 17 year olds a load of disappointment :/
next: Mortal Kombat!......please?