Unedited Version of Mortal Kombat X Gets R18+ Rating in Australia
The highly anticipated Mortal Kombat X will hit store shelves in Australia on April 15 with a rating of R18+ - the highest rating a video game can receive in that country.
According to the Australian Classification Board's listing for the game, Mortal Kombat X will be receiving this strict rating due to "high impact violence, blood and gore, [and] online interactivity." The site also states that the rated version was the original - meaning no editing for the violent content was done before it was submitted.
This decision marks a drastic change from 2011, when NetherRealms rebooted the popular franchise and it was refused classification in Australia; at the time, the board did not have an R18+ rating for video games, and the sale of the game was effectively banned.
Mortal Kombat X will go on sale in Australia on April 15 and will be available on Playstation 3, Playstation 4, XBox360, XBox One, and Windows PC.