Valve submits edited L4D2 to Aussie Classification Board

Valve won’t quit on Left 4 Dead 2 in Australia, despite the title having been rejected by the Australian Classification Board. According to Valve head honcho Gabe Newell, the studio has submitted a new, cleaner version of the zombie-skull buster in an attempt to get a MA15+ rating which would allow the title to see a release.

“We think Left 4 Dead 2 is a lot of fun,” Newell said at a Sydney event yesterday afternoon. “It’s a game for adults. But we’re aware that different countries have different restrictions, and we want to make the choices that make the game the most fun for that country.”

If this different version of game makes it through the process like the original Left 4 Dead did, the studio plans to release an update that will, perhaps, restore the title to its bloody (and original) glory.

Valve has also appealed the decision to keep the original Left 4 Dead 2 out of Australian consumers’ hands. The Classification Board won’t report back to the studio about the appeal until October 22nd, weeks before the game’s scheduled worldwide release. Considering the timing, the edited version of the game appears to be a solid back up plan. That is, if the Board approves it for consumption.

[via Kotaku Australia]

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