Manhunt 2 to hit UK on Halloween
Pitch-forks at the ready...
What better day to release the second most complained about game after Grand Theft Auto IV than 31 October, otherwise known as Halloween?
Yes, games developer Rockstar has confirmed that Manhunt 2 will make its first (official) bloody appearance in the UK at the end of this month on the Wii, PlayStation Portable, PS2 and PC.
The second game in the Manhunt series will have been out in the US for exactly one year by the time it arrives over here. UK game censor the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) tried to ban it from being released here because it claimed the game is too violent for “vulnerable adults”.
Rockstar and the BBFC fought their respective corners in the High Court last January. However, UK gamers breathed a sigh of relief when the High Court ruled, in March, that Rockstar must be allowed to distribute the game in the UK.
I played the first game. Got bored after 3 or 4 levels. Very repetetive. No more gory or violent than many horror movies.. and nowhere near as realistic either.
Sawing off someone's head with a Wiimote would be a pretty strange though I have to admit, I could certainly see it 'inspiring' people who were already disturbed to begin with, like that kid who was obsessed with Manhunt and went out a'murderin with his hammer or whatever it was..
Is that a category of the population that is recognized by law ? Do they have a card, like the "physically impaired" ? Do they get tax breaks ?
An adult is an adult. Those, like me, who do not mind a bit of gore and mayhem if it is well done, and who like their games polished and deeply immersive with a good storyline, will make up their own minds.
I've already made up mine. I don't need no stinkin' ratings !
It wasn't actually made solely as a Wii game, it was made for Wii and PS2, because when it was supposed to be released the current-gen consoles didn't have quite such a huge install base as now.
To echo others - is there anyone that wants it that hasn't already downloaded it?
The PS2 ISO hit the torrent sites about a day after the ban was originally announced.