Mortal Kombat X Rated R18+ in Australia

Mortal Kombat X Rated R18+ in Australia

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.



 

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Comments Comments (6)

 
Posted by Metdevil
On Tuesday 3 Feb 2015 8:58 PM
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Mortal Kombat? High impact violence, blood and gore? Pfft!
 
 
 
Posted by Xenojay
On Wednesday 4 Feb 2015 8:05 AM
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Unedited?! FLAWLESS VICTORY...
 
 
 
Posted by jtbthatsme
On Wednesday 4 Feb 2015 9:36 AM
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Was this ever a surprise at least they got off the butts and decided to finally put a r18 rating in place.
 
 
 
Posted by SpawnSeekSlay
On Wednesday 4 Feb 2015 2:08 PM
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At least they may have learnt or remembered that have an R18 classification now.
This gets accepted but Hotline Miami 2 gets a ban? lol
 
 
 
Posted by Bappernz
On Thursday 5 Feb 2015 7:14 AM
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Great news, means NZ shouldn't have any trouble getting this
 
 
 
Posted by Coddfish
On Friday 6 Feb 2015 10:05 PM
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4 February 2015, 09:36 AM Reply to jtbthatsme
Was this ever a surprise at least they got off the butts and decided to finally put a r18 rating in place.
This is the 42nd R18 rating they've put in place...