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Manhunt 2 to be released in the UK

Friday, 14th March 2008 12:33 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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It’s true. After months of legal wrangling the BBFC has granted Manhunt 2 an 18 certificate and the game will be released. The BBFC isn’t exactly thrilled about it.

“As I have said previously, we never take rejection decisions lightly, and they always involve a complex balance of considerations,” said BBFC director David Cooke. “We twice rejected Manhunt 2, and then pursued a judicial review challenge, because we considered, after exceptionally thorough examination, that it posed a real potential harm risk.

“However, the Video Appeals Committee has again exercised its independent scrutiny. It is now clear, in the light of this decision, and our legal advice, that we have no alternative but to issue an ‘18’ certificate to the game.”

We’re waiting on Rockstar for comment.

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  1. Blerk

    It’d be really funny if nobody actually bought it now. :-D

    #1 6 years ago
  2. patlike

    They’re about to make a statement, apparently.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. patlike

    Gah, hurry up, Rockstar. I want to send the newsletter.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Blerk

    Will that statement be “nyah nyah na nyah nyaaaaaaah!”?

    #4 6 years ago
  5. patlike

    I’m betting on something about creative freedom and justice winning out.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. TJ

    Fuckin’ A.

    #6 6 years ago
  7. Blerk

    Is anybody actually still interested in the game, though? I mean, it hardly set the world alight at review, did it?

    A deserved victory for the anti-censorship brigade, for sure. But not really much to celebrate on the gaming front.

    #7 6 years ago
  8. frod

    PSP day one. Perfect game to pop in when people are staring over your shoulder.

    #8 6 years ago