Mortal Kombat Gets R18 Rating in New Zealand

According to Mortal Kombat will be available in New Zealand. Australians are no doubt envious of the fact that NZ has a ratings system that goes beyond the 15+ age limit. The reboot of the Mortal Kombat series received a rating of R18: Graphic Violence in New Zealand, ensuring that the game will be released in the region in April.

Mortal Kombat will be available on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on the April 21. The game releases here in the United States on April 19, 2011.

So far, Australia is the only country to refuse classification of the game (to my knowledge). We do not know why other than the tired mantra of "protect the children" being at play on some level. If you want to protect children MP’s of Australia, give the games rating system the proper adult classification it needs: R18+, please.

Thanks to Cheater87.

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    Cheater87 says:

    I thought it was illegal to import games that are RC, and customs destroys them? Thats what I’m reading on all the sites that are talking about the ban.

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    Zerodash says:

    Now all we need to do is a comparative analysis of the number of decapitations that happen after the game comes out in NZ and compare it with the rate over the same period in Austrailia.  If you see a statistically-significant spike in decapitations, then you have proven the causal link. 

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    Mr.Tastix says:

    Australian gamers can import the game if they wish but they won’t find the game in stores or on Steam if it has been banned for sale.

    — Randi Tastix

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