The European release of Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe will not suffer the same edits that have toned down the violence in the US version.
WTF?! OK it's ultra-violent, leave it alone and rate the game accordingly. Toning it down is just plain wrong.
You know I would've blamed Midway, but now that Europe is getting it uncensored I'mma blame ESRB.
I thought Europe had tighter censorship laws than the US. Especially Germany
If you would read the article it says they both have different classifications. Europe has a 15 and 16 ratings, whereas North America has a teen rating which means its for 13 year olds. If they were to keep the joker thing it would of bumped up the rating to a M. So its not really about censorship, more of midway wanting to make a teen rating.
Importing. Play-Asia here I go!!!
I saw the joker fatality on EPDaily. That one RULED! If they tone it down for North America, I'll just buy the European version since the PS3 isn't region locked for games.
AS IF!!! wait all he did was shoot someone in the head...unless theres another one i dont know about
It's the shooting in the head one. His other fatality involves him throwing cards into his opponent, finishing off with one to the head. Think Reiko's fatality from MK4.
Good, the EU users get one over on the US for once.
EU gets alot of stuff before US. like gt5p and play tv i dont even think the US is even getting play tv.
compared to the US we get hardly anything first... im not one to complain because im not bothered really but SCEE are blatantly doing a poor job... We had to wait for RUMBLE! end of!
OMG! LOOOOOOL!!!! Seriously, Europe getting a more violent version than US!??? It is the end of the world!!
I think Steven Colbert was right about the large hadron collider throwing us into an alternate reality. Black U.S. president, Phillies are world champions, and now Europe gets the goriest version of a video game.
Good Xiphos. I gotta get the PS3 Pal version since PS3 games are region free.
I think you confuses Europe with UK and Germany. At least here in Sweden a game wouldn't be stopped due to mature content (unless it's the distributors initiative).
That make them worthless. I mean sometimes Europe is more strict, sometimes it's the US, sometimes it's the Aussies. I personally think they should either release a Mature version and a Teen version if they feel a teen rating is so necessary. Otherwise just stick with the mature rating like they have always been. Also, if your old enough to be able to pull off a Mortal Kombat fatality then your old enough to see the ultra gory finishing move!
It's nice that we will get the game uncensored here in Europe, but that's the way it should ALWAYS be. For everyone. Just slap an M-rating on it, and keep the integrity untouched.
Its toned down because the developers are aiming for a "T" teen rating for the US.
T for Teen? Lmao never thought I'd see the day.epic fail for midway
Majoirty of high video game sales range in the Teen area. More $$$, for less violence.
So how does that explain the GTA franchise? All the games are M-Rated and sold crazy ammounts. Making this game T might boost sales slightly but this also being a Mortal Kombat game, it's geared towards a different crowd that are use to the M-rating. Parents could care less about the game ratings 95% of the time anyhow unless its pointed out by the sales associate (and most of the time, its not). Makes me think of what else was taken out of the game to obtain that T-rating...
GTA IV sold so much because it was highly hyped and so has every GTA title. People did not really take that much notice to the rating which is why I see ages ranging from 8-12 playing GTA IV. Same with the Halo series..very little is mature about the title(excluding the desert mouth you get from players online). If a person follows the rating system for example by this title sales would increase. Giving this title a M rating would just defeat the purpose of the ESRB as stated I expained for Halo
will the EU version work in the U.S.?
Thats a good question I don't know if this title will be global protected. I'll look into it.
unless you get the PS3 version, they are unlocked, but not sure if it will be uncensored like the EU 360 version.
It's like if we would like Gears / God of War to be E for Everyone. "Mortal" Kombat cannot be "Mortal" if we have Tekken-like death. And if a bullet in the head (which is pretty soft in Mortal Kombat universe), i guess every fataly has been Care-Beared. T for Teen means no blood, no amputation, no dismembering, no beheading, etc... Which is the heart of Mortal Kombat.
The Tony Hawk series was rated Teen and had blood almost every time you hit the ground. Blood is not really a forbidden keep in Teen Titles theres just not as much blood as there are in M rated games. And just so happens this MK+DC game is a bit on the "Kiddy-Side" Blood is not as graphic as it was in the previous titles mainly because of the cross between Mortal Combat and the DC Heros. Viewing Gameplay proves this theroy. Really depends on the fighter.
Well I'll be grabbing the PAL version of this game instead.
Look like I'm getting the European version way later on if that's true of course.
That was the best fatality in the game!
I hate censorship!!!
couldn't we just buy and import the game? or is it region coded? this is some bullsh1t!!
Good question Etownone... I think xbox can't but a U.S. PS3 can play EU games right?
you sir are correct But Midway is shooting for a Teen rating , dont blame the ESRB....
That's stupid. So in the U.S. we have to play a kiddie game while in Europe they get an adult version? That makes no sense at all. Plain stupidity. I wasn't planning on buying the game but now I'm really sure I won't. They should at least offer a mature version and a kiddie version. Don't make this big mistake.
I totally change my mind, I'm not buying this game. No BS, I ain't spending my money on this.
Lame, the joker had the best one by far. This is sad.
Finally Europe gets something us don't,although its not much but... It is little bit strange dough,i expected Germany to have censored but definitely not us.
DC comics wanted the T rating in the US. But also as others have said, in europe we have the 15/16 rating before the 18 rating. If the US had a similar pre M rating, you could have gotten the same version as we'll get...
... so I'm getting a kick out of these responses...
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