Games in Australia have been handed bans because what was until very recently the maximum rating a game could get, MA15+, was not deemed enough for several of them. However, with the arrival of the New Year, a new rating, R18+ was introduced in Australia, and Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge, the Wii U port of the game, has become the first game to receive that rating.
This is rather unusual, since the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of Ninja Gaiden 3 received an MA15+ rating in the region. But since the action in Razor’s Edge is supposed to be more intense, maybe the rating is justified.
“Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge contains violence that is high in impact because of its frequency, high definition graphics, and emphasis on blood effects,” said Classification Board director Lesley O’Brien.
Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge was recently released in Europe and as a launch title for the Wii U in North America.
Stay tuned for more info.