No Mortal Kombat for you, Australia. An appeal by publisher Warner Bros. Interactive to overturn an earlier decision by Australia’s Classification Review Board to deny classification has also been denied. That means that the forthcoming Mortal Kombat reboot has been permanently refused classification in Australia, banning the title from official retail release. In an official statement, Warner Bros. Interactive praised fans in Australia and expressed disappointment in the classification board’s decision:
"We’re obviously extremely disappointed that the refused classification decision has been upheld by the Classification Review Board. We want to thank the thousands of Mortal Kombat fans in Australia and around the world who have voiced their support during the appeal process."
Mortal Kombat’s reboot will still arrive next month in other territories so you can expect fans that want the game bad enough will simply import it from those regions.
Thanks to everyone in the shoutbox who mentioned this. The results are not shocking given that this is Australia we’re talking about here.