has passed Dead Rising 2
with an MA15+ classification. The game's Aussie distributor tells Gamespot
the zombie-survival splatterfest was rated without any edits. Dead Rising 2: Case Zero
with the MA15+ rating. A Capcom representative informed Joystiq they don't believe edits were ever made to the original Dead Rising
or Chop Till You Drop
(its Wii incarnation) for their MA15+ ratings.
The reason why Dead Rising 2
is getting attention for its classification is because of the difficulties Left 4 Dead 2
experienced last year. Valve's game was eventually classified
with significant reductions in gore
. From our preview time with Dead Rising 2
, the game has plenty of gore to spare. Australia's continued lack of an R18+ rating
makes the system seem arbitrary when faced with situations like this.