Captain Crunch Rated M by Australian Classification Board

By: Alan Bell
Published: Wednesday 7 Aug 2013 10:25 AM
Captain Crunch Rated M by Australian Classification Board

The Australian Classification Board has published a rating for an unheard of game called Captain-Crunch, by Electronic Arts. Listed as a "multi platform" title (specific platforms are not listed by the board), the game was rated M due to war themes and violence; it also features mild impact language and drug use.

Cap'n Crunch is the name of a popular American cereal, which prominently features a cartoon mascot called Horatio Magellan Crunch. Despite his typical military outfit, he seems unlikely to be related to a game based on war, violence, swearing, and drug use.

Is there a Captain Crunch game coming from EA, or is this in fact a codename for another title (something like Battlefield 4 or Titanfall seems likely to fit the bill, based on the Classification Board description alone), used to enable the game to be rated on the down-low?

Neither Battlefield 4 nor Titanfall have yet been rated by the Australian Classification Board. Country of origin on the submission is listed as USA, making Battlefield 4 (which is developed in Sweden - as is listed on the Battlefield 3 rating) less likely, should it be a codename for another product. Titanfall is developed by Respawn Entertainment, who are based in California, USA.

We've reached out to EA for comment and will update this story should they respond.


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Coddfish VIP VIP Bronze
On Wednesday 7 Aug 2013 10:28 AM Posted by Coddfish
Cereal mascot fighting game please!

As long as Skippy's in there.

And any NZ cereal mascots (does NZ have any cereal mascots?)
piratemonkey VIP VIP Bronze
On Wednesday 7 Aug 2013 12:32 PM Posted by piratemonkey
Count chocula is getting R16 for supernatural themes
On Wednesday 7 Aug 2013 1:08 PM Posted by sick_wierdo
Wouldn't surprise me if the Australian Classification Board geriatrics rated a breakfast cereal, unless of course you gain rewards for consuming it, in which case it would be banned.
guido VIP VIP Bronze
On Wednesday 7 Aug 2013 4:31 PM Posted by guido
Maybe it's an HD re-release of Cap'n Crunchs Crunchling Adventure!! Now with added violence, drugs and bad language!!
predatorhunter VIP VIP Bronze
On Saturday 17 Aug 2013 10:17 AM Posted by predatorhunter
cereal killers staring captain crunch.