Controversial Wii game MadWorld has been given an 18 rating by the British Board of Classification, with no cuts made.

"Contains very strong, stylised, bloody violence," surmises the classification, highlighting the reasons behind Mediawatch-UK's outcry to the Daily Mail last year.

Support for the SEGA-published game proved strong, however, as showers of hostile emails from fans littered the media watchdog's inbox.

Nintendo also seems rather proud of the "sheer creativity" on offer in MadWorld, a title the platform holder hopes will appease the disgruntled hardcore Wii crowd during 2009.

Newly-formed developer Platinum Games is behind the game, having been formed in 2006 by ex-members of Clover Studio, which delivered gems such as God Hand, Okami and Viewtiful Joe.

Head over to our MadWorld preview to find out why we're rather excited.

MadWorld is due out exclusively for Wii this March.

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