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Although arguably yesterday's news, I've got a real bee buzzing in my bonnet about this whole Manhunt situation.Once again, they've succeeded.
Posted this yesterday, but it got deleted by mistake.There's been another twist in the Manhunt murder case.
Yep, Rockstar has officially confirmed that Manhunt 2 is in development for PS2, PSP and Wii - Nintendo has apparently been courting Rockstar for months and until now it's been assumed that the manufacturer was after GTA.The Playstation versions are being developed by Rockstar's new London studio (although Leeds might have bagged the PSP port) - both under the watchful eye of Rockstar North.
Despite being the first game in ten years to suffer this fate the news that Manhunt 2 has been banned from sale in the UK isn't overly surprising.Chances are the ban will be front page news tomorrow, following soon after the Resistance cathedral "controversy".
I don't like the look of Manhunt 2, but I'm not sure how comfortable I am with the BBFC's reasoning today.Greg has already quoted the board's concerns about the unremittingly bleak and sadistic tone.
Although this is technically the equivalent of our own 18 certificate, an AO rating spells commercial doom in America as the larger chainstores will refuse to stock the title.Publisher Take Two told the site: "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.
So, I cover Manhunt 2 and other attendant controversies in this week's newspaper column contrasting Rockstar's approach to game design with other developers who're trying for a more complex, meaningful approach to violence.This burgeoning culturally enlightened atmosphere is, I argue, reflected in the new era of videogame festivals, which have largely replaced the loud, obnoxious industry events of old.
Inevitable really.This morning, Take 2 announced that it would be suspending the release of Manhunt 2, following the BBFC's decison not to grant the game a certificate as well as the Adults Only rating given by the ESRB in the US.
There have been plenty of differing perspectives on the Manhunt 2 situation since the BBFC and ESRB decisions last week.Indeed, games site Destructoid wrote an open letter to the BBFC lambasting them on the decision to 'ban' Manhunt 2: "To claim that this game is harmful is a statement of purest arrogance.
biz, responding to an article that backed the ban, the company argued: "We are still exploring our options for Manhunt 2, but how does banning our game support the industry or further the development of the medium?Unlike a heavy-handed editor or a critical review of a game, a ban is punishment for deviating from tradition.