Australia’s strict game rating’s board recently claimed its latest victim in the form of The Witcher 2: Assassin’s of Kings. However, a quick edit to one of the game’s side quests has allowed it to slip back into the MA15+ category.
A Namco Bandai representative revealed to GamePron: “The modification was a small change we requested the developer to make to one scene during one the games side quests.
“In the original version your character Geralt was given the choice of accepting sex ‘as a reward’ for successfully completing this particular side quest. The Australian Classification Board originally refused classification as they deemed the inclusion of ‘sex as a reward’ as not suitable for an MA15+ classification.
“The change is only minor, in that the character choice is now made automatically for him. The character and the side quest are still in the game but presented in a slightly different context. No other changes have been made and this change has no impact on gameplay, storyline or character development,” the rep concluded.
As far as Australian ratings go, it seems like The Witcher 2 got off lightly on this one. Full steam ahead to its May 17 release, then.