More Bad News for Rockstar: Wii-mote Control Prompts Demand That Manhunt 2 Be Adults-Only in North America

Around the offices of Take Two Interactive, they're undoubtedly calling this "Black Tuesday."

In the wake of this morning's word detailing Britain's ban on Manhunt 2 comes more bad news for publisher Take Two and developer Rockstar.

Citing concerns over the Nintendo Wii's popular motion control system, the Center for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC) has demanded that Manhunt 2 be rated AO (adults only) by the ESRB. The game is scheduled for release in North America on July 9th. To date, Manhunt 2 has not been rated by the ESRB.

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ITR4735d ago

That didn't take long...

nice_cuppa4735d ago

that has always confused me.

its an adult game for adults !

it should be 18 certificate or whatever you guys have.


Siesser4735d ago

The reason why is because major retailers (like Wal Mart) will not shelve an AO title. Image consciousness and stuff like that.

Legionaire20054735d ago

This is ridiculous on retailers out there who don't sale AO games. How comes this is not a problem with movies?

Siesser4734d ago (Edited 4734d ago )

Sadly, games have always been held to a different standard than movies. Cinematography is viewed as a passive experience; there is no effort or exertion of will on the viewer's part. Gaming requires you to carry out these "mature" actions. You're not watching someone kill, dismember, rape, etc. Rather, you're deciding to carry out that action, and typically being rewarded for it. There are some that believe this difference (along with the perception that games are for kids) is enough to warrant not carrying the item.

ItsDubC4735d ago

So, this is only for the Wii version?

AcidRhain4735d ago

Rockstar should have psychiatrists on staff in their game developement division.

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