Wednesday, June 20, 2007

It's not longer a rumor: Quite possibly the worst news yet for Manhunt 2

Earlier today, I posted a rumor saying that since Manhunt 2 is an Adult Only game, Nintendo will not publish it since that's their policy. Well, we now have confirmation from a Nintendo rep. If the rating stays as AO, Nintendo won't publish it. That gives Rockstar three options: Change the game to get a Mature rating, abandon the game all together, or argue the AO rating with the ESRB. I think they'll either argue or change it because they wouldn't want to lose all of their money spent on developing the game. Here is the Nintendo Rep's response:

“Games made for Nintendo systems enjoy a broad variety of styles, genres and ratings. These are some of the reasons our Wii and Nintendo DS systems appeal to such a broad range of people. But as with books, television and movies, different content is meant for different audiences. That’s why the ESRB provides ratings to help consumers understand the content of a game before they purchase it. As stated on, Nintendo does not allow any AO-rated content on its systems.” - Nintendo representative


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