Well, we all missed it but apparently this week pigs have flown, hell has frozen over, and Mortal Kombat is going to be released in Australia. Sorry, what?
Originally released in 2011, Mortal Kombat, sometimes known as MK9, was outright refused classification by censors for being ludicrously violent.
As an aside, not promoting video game violence or violence in general, nor attempting to offend anyone in the world, particularly Australians who we love and respect dearly, especially on the sports field, the reason Mortal Kombat 9 was so awesome was because ripping someone in half in HD is the absolute tits. And that’s not sexist, either.
But, since MK9’s original release Australia’s rules have changed, bringing in a new R18+ rating for adults-only gaming and providing a nice loop-hole for the game to finally be allowed on shelves down under.
At first, Warner Bros denied they intended to try to get the game reclassified, however since the release of the Komplete Edition of the game they seem to have changed their minds.
Finally, a year after the Komplete Edition went on sale in other areas, the game has been classified with an R18+ for high impact violence, blood and gore.
Surprisingly enough the Komplete edition actually features extra characters, including ultra-violent Freddy Krueger, and even more violent and bloody fatalities for Reptile, Scorpion and Sub-Zero.
The release date for the game in Australia has yet to be announced, but it’s nice to see Aussie gamers getting to play something decent for a change – after all, it must be bad enough having to live there.
Bring on the comments/abuse.