Manhunt 2's 'Adult Only' rating from the Entertainment Software Rating Board in the United States has seen all three platform holders – Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft – stating that games with this certification will not be published on their hardware.
Does this mean that the game will never see the light of day?
What happens to an AO'd game in this case? SPOnG looked back into history all the way to 1998 and Virgin Interactive's Thrill Kill.
As you can see from the packshot to the right of this story, Thrill Kill was given an AO rating. However, it never got close to release as Electronic Arts acquired the property as part of its purchase of Virgin – and pulled it from release on the PlayStation.