Following their appeal that we learned about on Monday, the RC (Refused Classification) rating bestowed upon Sega’s Aliens vs. Predator in Australia has been overturned by the Classification Review Board. The über violent game has now been given the country’s highest, MA 15+, rating and will be released down under with no edits whatsoever, something developer Rebellion made very clear they won’t do in any scenario.
“It is with great pleasure that we announce the success of our appeal,” Darren Macbeth, Sega Australia’s general manager says. “We are particularly proud that the game will be released in its original entirety, with no content altered or removed whatsoever. This is a big win for Australian gamers. We applaud the Classification Review Board on making a decision that clearly considers the context of the game, and is in line with the modern expectations of reasonable Australians”.
The game was originally given the RC rating due to it containing “various types of violence, including explicit decapitation and dismemberment as well as locational damage such as stabbing through the chest, mouth, throat, or eyes.”