BBFC details Ninja Gaiden II plot, gives 18

By Patrick Garratt, Friday, 2 May 2008 07:34 GMT

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The BBFC’s given Ninja Gaiden II an 18 and made no cuts, and has put out its traditional martini-dry, comedic plot detail thing.

Apparently, “The game was classified ’18’ for strong, bloody violence” and “includes sight of Ryu’s weapons sending body parts flying through the air and onto the walls and the ground, with blood splattering beside them.”

There’s a list of weapons through there, so don’t look if you want to stay pure. Also, “The game also contains a ‘cutscene’ in which a female character bathes in blood and talks to Ryu with her breasts and buttocks visible.”

It’s like being 13 again. You can read the full thing after the link.

NINJA GAIDEN II is an action-adventure game for the Xbox 360 console. The player assumes the role of Ryu, a ninja who must try to save his girlfriend from his mortal enemy.

The game was classified ’18’ for strong, bloody violence. This includes sight of Ryu’s weapons sending body parts flying through the air and onto the walls and the ground, with blood splattering beside them. Ryu gathers various weapons as the game progresses, including a sword, nunchucks, bow & arrow, twin swords, a scythe, metal claws and so on. Each of these produces slightly different gore effects against the enemies – for example a staff weapon reduces bodies to sticky lumps of flesh. The player can also use special powers, including the ability to set enemies on fire – this results in sight of the immolated victims screaming and twitching after falling to the ground.

While many of the enemies at the start of the game are human, as you progress they become more fantastical (some with green blood), and the boss opponents consist of magical witches, giant monsters etc.

At ’15’, the BBFC’s Guidelines state that ‘violence may be strong but may not dwell on the infliction of pain or injury’, and that ‘the strongest gory images are unlikely to be acceptable’. Despite a fantastical theme, NINJA GAIDEN II contains very graphic violence and bloody gore, thus necessitating the ’18’ category.

The game also contains a ‘cutscene’ in which a female character bathes in blood and talks to Ryu with her breasts and buttocks visible.

This work was passed with no cuts made.

The BBFC has placed this work in the Action genre(s).
The main spoken language in this work is English.

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When submitted to the BBFC the work had a running time of 11m 30s.

This work was submitted to the BBFC by Microsoft .

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