It’s hardly a surprise, but the British Board of Film Classification has officially rated Sega’s upcoming Madworld with an 18 certificate.
The BBFC noted that Madworld "contains very strong, stylised, bloody violence."
No edits to the game were required. As GamePolitcs reported last August, Sega was said to be working closely with the BBFC to avoid a ban such as was imposed on Rockstar’s controversial Manhunt 2 in 2007.
A British family values group, Mediawatch-UK, has called for a ban on the bloody Wii title.
Madworld is scheduled to launch on March 31st in the U.K. Here in the United States, Madworld is set for March 10th release. The ESRB has not yet issued a rating.
UPDATE: Edge is reporting that Madworld has also been cleared for sale in Australia.