Warner Bros will submit Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition to the Australian Classification Board for classification under the newly introduced R18+ ratings classification, the company announced. The game was released in the US in February 2011.
The game was banned by the Classification Board in 2011 for "explicit" violence that included blood spray and limb dismemberment during fatalities. The goriness of the game made it so that it was not tame enough to meet even the maximum MA15+ guidelines in place in early 2011. Warner Bros. later tried to appeal the ban, but that proved unsuccessful.
With the new ratings system in place that includes an adult classification, Warner Bros. is hoping that the game will finally be able to be sold in the region.
"Warner Bros Entertainment Australia will be submitting the Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition for classification under the new R18+ classification category," the publisher told GameSpot AU today.
The publisher did not give specifics on precisely when the game would be submitted. Earlier this month, the Classification Board announced that the first title to receive the new R18+ rating in Australia would be Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge for the Wii U.