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Risen refused classification in Australia

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Piranha Bytes' newest RPG, Risen, has been refused classification in Australia and the game's distributor has not decided whether it will appeal the decision or edit the game to get an MA15+ rating.

According to a spokesperson from Madman Interactive, the Classification Board felt the game contained “sexual activity and drug use related to incentives or rewards”.

Over on the North American side, the ESRB’s description of the game says it contains foul language, drug usage, and implied sexual activity at a brothel.

Here's the description:

During the course of the game, players can interact with prostitutes (referred to as “whores” in the game) at a local brothel. Players can trigger a lengthy dialogue to engage in their services; sexual activity is strongly implied, but never depicted on screen. Many of the characters in the game smoke a fictional drug called “brugleweed.” The “wood reefer” plant is described as having a mild relaxing effect on users, and can be bought, sold, and used by players. Some profanity (e.g., “f*ck” and “sh*t”) can be heard in the dialogue.

Risen's expected to land on PC and Xbox 360 come October 2.

More over on Kotaku Australia.

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