Another one bites the dust in the land down under. One of the oldest and most well-loved game of our time won’t be getting any love from Australians. The rebooted Mortal Kombat was refused classification by the Australian Classification Board and had stores “remove all references to the game as well as cancel all pre-orders in Australia.” See the unfortunate official statement from Warner Bros. Interactive after the break.
“The highly anticipated video game Mortal Kombat, published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (WBIE) in Australia, has been refused classification by the Australian Classification Board and will not release in Australia. We are extremely disappointed that Mortal Kombat, one of the world’s oldest and most successful video games franchises, will not be available to mature Australian gamers.”
“WBIE would not market mature content where it is not appropriate for the audience. We understand that not all content is for every audience, but there is an audience for mature gaming content and it would make more sense to have the R18+ classification in Australia. As a member of the iGEA, WBIE is reviewing all options available at this time.”