House of the Dead Overkill: Extended Cut wins appeal for AU age rating

After being refused classification when it was initially submitted, House of the Dead: Overkill: Extended Cut has won its appeal and is now rated MA15+.

The Australian Classification Board refused classification for the HD PS3 version of the existing House of the Dead: Overkill for Wii, which had only minor changes to the existing and already rated product.

SEGA Australia immediately sent out a press release confirming its intention to appeal the decision, and made it quite clear how unhappy it was with the rating.

Today, SEGA has confirmed that House of the Dead: Overkill: Extended Cut has been given an MA15+ rating with the consumer advice ‘Strong Horror Violence, Strong Coarse Language’.

Darren MacBeth, managing director of SEGA Australia, said: "It is with great pleasure that we announce the success of our appeal. We are proud to confirm that the game will be released in Australia in its original entirety, with no content altered or removed in any way."

"We were confident of successfully appealing the Board’s original decision to refuse classification and appreciate that the Classification Review Board has made a decision that complies with the current guidelines and framework."

An unedited and complete version of House of the Dead: Overkill: Extended Cut will now be released in Australia on 27th October for PS3.

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