The British Board of Film Classification has today announced that it has rejected a revised revision of the video game Manhunt 2. The original version of the game was rejected in June.
"We recognise that the distributor has made changes to the game, but we do not consider that these go far enough to address our concerns about the original version. The impact of the revisions on the bleakness and callousness of tone, or the essential nature of the gameplay, is clearly insufficient. There has been a reduction in the visual detail in some of the 'execution kills', but in others they retain their original visceral and casually sadistic nature," said David Cooke, Director of the BBFC.
Cooke also notes: "We did make suggestions for further changes to the game, but the distributor has chosen not to make them, and as a result we have rejected the game on both platforms."
The BBFC's decision to reject the game follows the ESRB's ruling to grant the revised version of Manhunt 2 a 'mature' rating, enabling the game to go on sale in North America. North American gamers will be able to buy the game from October 31, 2007.
The BBFC has confirmed that "the decision on whether or not an appeal goes ahead lies with the distributor."