Today the OFLC has revealed that Fallout 3 has been reclassified
for Australian standards to the MA15+ rating.
It is rated MA15 for: “Strong Violence, Drug Use, and Coarse Language”
Lets hope the alterations to the game are only just for the renaming of official drugs to fictional ones, and nothing more.
Rumor is that even with the earlier banning of the Fallout 3, we might still be recieveing the game around the same time it launches World Wide, so lets hope that us Aussies dont fall too far behind the rest of the gaming community!
What does this mean for us? It means we have faith in gaming developers that they will try and bring the games we are eagerly waiting for even if our rating system is flawed. It means that large developers are also pushing for a R18+ rating in Australia, and that can only be a good thing.
Stay Tuned for a full review of Fallout 3 come its release.
FALLOUT 3 Game (Multi Platform)
|Classification||MA 15+ (Not suitable for people under 15. Under 15s must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian)|
|Consumer Advice||Strong violence, drug references and coarse language|
|Date of Classification||7 August 2008|
|Author||BETHESDA GAME STUDIOS|
|Publisher||ZENIMAX EUROPE LTD|
|Production Company||NOT SHOWN|
|Country of Origin||USA|
|Applicant||ZENIMAX EUROPE LTD.|