Alone among major video game retailers, Minneapolis-based Target has decided to stop selling the controversial Manhunt 2.
Local Minneapolis TV station WCCO covers the decision in this report. A Target press release, cited in WCCO's coverage, says:
"While 'Manhunt 2' was given a 'Mature' rating by the ERSB, we received additional information that players can potentially view previously filtered content by altering the game code. As a result, we have decided not to carry the game."
The station also spoke with Matt Helgeson, senior editor of Game Informer, also based in Minneapolis:
"It is not a game for kids, it is very much a game for adults. And any adult thinking about buying the game for their kids should really reconsider that. I would say there are probably ten movies I could walk in right now and buy in Target that are every bit as gory as 'Manhunt,' if not more..."