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Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge to be first Australian 18+ release

Australian gamers will finally be able to enjoy mature titles without censorship.

Australia’s harsh video game legislation has been under criticizing for years, but we’re sure no one expected the first 18+ title to launch in the country to be a Wii U title. That’s just what’s happening with Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge, Team Ninja’s second Ninja Gaiden title.

In June, laws were finally passed in Australia that allowed games targeted at players aged 15 and older. These laws moved into effect on January 1st, meaning Australians will finally be able to enjoy mature titles without censoring or being completely unavailable in the region at all.

[via iGEA]

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  • Threinfhir

    Good for them.

  • AAAkabob

    Yet they will probly cost rediculous amounts of money so games will still be imported there lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/zachary.ezman Zach Ezman

    AELOUS from MYNINTENDONEWS.com is the biggest scrub mother fucking bum…i have ever came across in my 28 years of gaming..If this kid was dying in the street calling for help..i would turn the other way and keep playing my 3DSXL

    • Anthony K Aurelia

      Way to stay on topic…you know there is a general discussion board…This change in Australia can only help the stagnant gaming market in my opinion.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1136211921 Akia Rahming

    That’s terrible… I don’t see what enjoyment people get frm playing games with excessive amounts of violence, blood and gore….. Its disgusting……

    • Nintendude

      I think it might have something to do with relieving stress… I don’t know, I’m just making an assumption.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1136211921 Akia Rahming

        If that’s the case, then listening to some relaxing music, play a nice calm game. I don’t see how decapitating virtual people and showering yourself in blood is a form of stress relief

        • CharmanderRulz

          You have a good point of view and I’m not saying it’s wrong but blood and gore can be used better than just kill every one. Ghost Trick has many deaths, some even quite brutal but you go round as a spirit correcting the bad ways of the world (and saving the people you find dead) for a deeply touching story line. Even Ninja Gaiden’s story is about how you are wrong for killing good people (but I do think it went a bit too far) The stress point has some merit as it’s better for a mass murder (or anyone of a violent nature) to get there fix of gore on a game than the real life.

    • xdlugia

      It’s mostly about that “AWW YEAH!!”-feeling, like when you perform an execution with the Lancer (chainsaw gun) on Gears of War.
      Also, there is a lot of brilliant 18+ titles like Assassin’s Creed, Grand Theft Auto, Mass Effect and Gears of War.

    • Johan Lindqvist

      Some people clearly doesnt understand this type of games. I get a really nice stress relief while playing it. And i guess its better than the other alternative : Take my Katana and go out and kill people at work.

    • http://twitter.com/DavidGX David

       You’re a really shitty troll.

  • Nintendude

    I’m not Australian, so I’m just gonna guess that this is a big deal?

    If so, congrats Australia!

  • Johan Lindqvist

    This game clearly doesnt have enough blood.. :/