I've been royally pissed over the weekend ever since learning that The new Mortal Kombat was denied classification in Australia and banned. http://au.xbox360.ign.com/articles/115/1152075p1.html
If there's only one game I can play this year, it will be Mortal Kombat hands down. I've been a mega fan ever since I was 10 and something bout the dark tone and deep story line of the franchise just keeps me intrigued.
I remember looking at an old EGM magazine with pics of Mortal Kombat 2 and after playing it at a friends house in the US, I fell in love with scorpion and got addicted to his spear attack. When I went back to Singapore my country of origins, I asked my cousin to import the game over to me in Sega Genesis format cause back then Singapore banned Mortal Kombat 2.
I feel like history is repeating itself only this time the new mortal kombat (which is pretty much a re imagined MK2). I know I can import the game for my PS3 easily but than I wanted the collector's edition and I have to pay more for shipping fees. The point is a work of art and an awesome media property is gonna get banned because of OZ's lack of a classification system. And for fuck sake please don't censor the game like left for dead 2 by taking away the blood or fatalities in Mortal Kombat. I rather shoot myself than play it!
My friends at JB hi fi, an Australian electronic store told me that today there will be an official statement bout the fate of the game so I'm keeping my fingers crossed. Please don't release the game with care bears and rainbow coloured blood!