Warner Bros. appealing Australian Mortal Kombat classification refusal

02 Mar 11

Kotaku Australia reports that Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment will appeal the recent decision made by the Australian Classification Board to refuse the classification of Mortal Kombat owing to "violence that exceeds strong in impact".

In a written statement, Warner Bros. has stated its intention to appeal the decision and resubmit an unaltered version of the game.

"After careful consideration Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Australia have decided to appeal to the Australian Classification Review Board against the RC (Refused Classification" decision given to Mortal Kombat," reads the statement.

"After reviewing both the game play and the Board's original decision, WBIE Australia believe the violence in the game is on par with numerous other titles readily available for sale in the Australian market. As such, the company wants to exhaust all options to make the game available to Mortal Kombat fans in this country. An identical version of the game will be submitted for appeal."

Warner Bros. Australia has successfully appealed two refused classification ratings in the past with the games Aliens vs. Predator and F.E.A.R. 2.

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