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God of War III developers worrried it might get banned in Australia

Friday, 10th July 2009 22:21 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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Sean Cunningham, art director for God of War III, has said that he and the team are worried that Kratos’ newest adventure may be banned in Australia due to its ultra violent content.

“There is (concern),” he told Screen Play. “We try to push the boundaries a little bit. (But) we’ve had meetings and discussions and internally we all have a good gauge on what’s ‘too far’.

“You throw something past [content rating boards] and they might say ‘Absolutely not! You could not do that!’ and we’re all like: ‘Aww, c’mon, that was a great idea!’ There have been a couple of those.

“Also visually, everyone’s really excited. The disembowelment of the centaur, ripping Helios’s head off, the reaction from the floor has been amazing. Everybody in the studio is very happy.”

Game’s out in 2010, which should give the devs plenty of time to bow down to the Australian ratings board should they choose.

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  1. Razor

    disembowelment = immersion :D

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Psychotext

    I wouldn’t be surprised if it gets banned in a few places… without cuts anyway.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. freedoms_stain

    Freakin Governments legislating beyond their remits

    *mutters angrily in corner*

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Phoenixblight

    What we should be really worried about is with them having to change it for Aussie that they will just do the same for us for example Bioshock was going to have a drug theme but they removed that because of Aussie government.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Hunam

    Erm… Bioshock does have a drug theme

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Phoenixblight

    It was going to have more of drug theme then the huge needle for plasmids like the Tonics where going to be drug orientated, mixing them, being addicted etc.

    #6 5 years ago