Thursday, 15 January 2009

MadWorld actually classified by the BBFC

MadWorld, labelled by some as "the most violent video game ever", has been classified by the BBFC. This means the game will be sold uncut.

The most famous cases of the BBFC not classifying games and effectively banning them are Carmageddon in 1997 and Manhunt 2 in 2007.

Here's what they said to Edge Magazine:

"From our testing of the product, there was clearly no reason for us to intervene at the adult level. We clearly had no problems with MadWorld. If we had, we wouldn’t have classified it; it’s as simple as that."

Mike Hayes of Sega Europe has said that "MadWorld is so unique it aches," and that "cutting-edge Japanese developed titles such as those from Platinum Games will suit the western market perfectly". It is unlikely however that MadWorld will outsell Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games, the best-selling third-party Wii game in the UK.

The game is released in North America and Europe in March, except for Germany of course, where a cut version is more likely.

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