LOTS and LOTS of Manhunt 2 news today. For many of you that don't know already, I'll summarize what has happened so far. Manhunt 2 has been banned from sale in the UK because of its violence and other things. Then, the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC) called out to the Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB) of the US to give Manhunt 2 an Adult Only rating. Rockstar then commented and said they were disappointed at the ban of the sale of the game and wished that it could have been rated, which I perfectly agree with. And now, we have word from the ESRB that Manhunt 2 is getting an Adult Only rating. Here's the press release:
The ESRB has issued an initial rating of AO (Adults Only) for Manhunt 2.
We believe the process of rating videogames is to help people make informed entertainment choices and not to limit them.
Manhunt 2 was created for mature audiences and we strongly believe it should receive an M (Mature) rating, aligning it with similar content created in other forms of media. We are exploring our options with regard to the rating of Manhunt 2.
Sounds like the rating isn't final, which I'm glad about. Hopefully they'll change it to Mature or something, but at least we're even getting the game.