Risen 2 the sequel to its 2009 predecessor, which was unfortunately refused classification in Australia due to its “sexual activity and drug use”, will this time see the light of day Down Under.
It continues the story of ‘The Nameless One’ who was the protagonist in the first game and is due for release on April 27th.
AFA Interactive, who have taken over the distribution reigns of this pirate fantasy single-player epic in Australia, invited us down to shed some light on what the game has to offer and what Piranha Bytes have done to improve the sequel.
As we reported last month Left4Dead 2 was banned in Australia. Now the Classification Board has passed an altered version of the game into the highest rating category Australia has, the MA15+ category.
While this means the game is no longer banned, it still demonstrates the faulty ratings system Australia uses for games: some of the gore and violence is ‘reduced’ but certainly not all of it or even the violent weapon variety that includes axes, crowbars and chainsaws.
In other words, the game barely fits into a box that allows the board to say it passes the criteria for MA15+.