Avinash BaliJun 22, 2007 13:00:00 IST
A couple of days ago we carried a story on how Rockstar’s ultra violent Manhunt 2 received an AO rating from the ESRB and was banned in London by the BBFC. And now it seems those two "issues" have forced publisher Take Two to "temporarily suspended" the game.
To make matters worse both Sony and Nintendo forbid third party developers from distributing AO titles on their platforms. Take–Two however are sticking to their guns as here is what Chairman Strauss Zelnick had to say, "We firmly believe that parents and consumers, once informed as to the nature of any entertainment product, should be able to make their own choices. I have reviewed Manhunt 2 myself, it fits squarely within the horror genre and was intended to do so. It brings a unique, formerly unheard-of cinematic quality to interactive entertainment. It is also a fine piece of art. I stand behind it fully."
More power to Take-Two for sticking with Rockstar who in turn stuck to their guns by making this game in the first place and I hope and pray this game gets released.
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