Fils-Aime says Manhunt 2 outside of spectrum

Ben Parfitt
In an interview Newsweek's N'Gai Croal, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime has said that the issue of adult-orientated games is no more sensitive for his firm than it is for any of its competitors.

Asked if he was regretful of his decision to encourage Take 2 to support Wii, he answered: "This is not an image issue. Wii welcomes games rated E, T and M.

We haven't approved AO-rated games. I doubt we ever will. What Rockstar has right now is a game rated outside our spectrum, outside any manufacturer's spectrum."

Fila-Aime also denied that the fact that because Manhunt 2 on Wii was designed to use the motion sensing Remote, the Wii version was likely to be more worrying to US rating body ELSPA.

"That's an issue for the ESRB and Rockstar to work through,” he stated. And as I understand the ESRB guidelines, the Wii controls should not be an issue."