The very first game to be classified under the new Australian video games ratings classification of R18+ is Team Ninja's Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge for Wii U. Prior to the new rating - which went into effect officially on January 1, 2013 - games with the kind of content that Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge contains would be refused classification and would effectively be prohibited from being sold in the country.
Lesley O’Brien, the Director of the Classification Board made the announcement today, noting that the game contained "high impact bloody violence" (by way of an announcement by video game trade group IGEA).
"I encourage consumers to use the National Classification Database to find out about the classifications of computer games," Ms. O’Brien said. "The database is on the classification website at www.classification.gov.au."
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