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GTA IV will be censored in New Zealand

Monday, 28th April 2008 07:39 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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According to this New Zealand Herald story, GTA IV will be censored in New Zealand as well as Australia.

We’re a little confused as to why, as the game has received an 18 rating in New Zealand, as opposed to the 15 it got from the OFLC in Australia. For the record, 15 is the maximum a game can be rated in Australia, hence the fact the game has to be cut for release there.

“Everyone’s assuming it is logistics,” a retailer told the newspaper. “It just makes sense for them to send us the Australian version.”

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5 Comments

  1. Daniel Plainview

    At least someone gets to share our pain, if it’s heavily edited I’ll import it.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. patlike

    That really is a bit of a shame.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Daniel Plainview

    There has recently been some movement in the right direction, the issue of an R18+ rating came up for review & the decision has been differed until they canvas community support (or something along those lines).

    The whole thing is just ridiculous, and pisses me off.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. morriss

    What’s been cut? Swearing? Blood? Both?

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Daniel Plainview

    One thing I noticed was the hooker “gameplay” has gone back to the car jumping up & down

    #5 6 years ago

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