Despite the game’s strong mature themes, developer IO Interactive says they’re fully planning to see Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days released in Australia (where the highest rating available is a strict MA 15+).
“That would be very sad if they did,” game director Karsten Lund said when asked if he’s worried about the Australian classification board turning the game down. “We are probably toying around on the edge of what is doable within the age rating but we really want to stay inside it and we have [to censor] everything that’s.. you know with a pixellation effect [laughs].”
Kane & Lynch: Dead Men, rated M by the ESRB and MA 15+ by the Australian OFLC, was released without problems in 2007.
“I think we should be good,” Lund said of the sequel.