Mortal Kombat X will launch in Australia, unedited, later this year, after being given an R18+ rating by the Australian Classification Board.
The classification was published yesterday, and unsurprisingly, the R18+ rating is for "high impact violence, blood and gore, online interactivity." The rating also mentions moderate impact language, mild impact themes, and very mild impact nudity.
The previous Mortal Kombat game was originally refused classification in Australia, due to the country not having an R18+ rating when it was released and the game being too violent for the next highest rating, MA15+. Mortal Kombat: Komplete Edition, however, was rated R18+ in early 2013, making the game legally available in Australia for the first time since its launch.
Australia's R18+ label for games came into effect on January 1, 2013, and since then, 42 games have earned that rating (games rated multiple times, like The Last of Us, are only counted once). In that same timeframe, only four games have been refused classification: Hotline Miami 2, South Park: The Stick of Truth, State of Decay, and Saints Row IV. The latter three were all subsequently edited and resubmitted to achieve R18+ ratings.
Mortal Kombat X is coming to PC, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 3, and is due out in New Zealand on April 16. At the time of writing, it's yet to be rated by our Office of Film and Literature Classification.