Rockstar appeals over Manhunt 2

Says ban is unacceptable.

Rockstar has said it will continue fight against the Manhunt 2 ban, describing the BBFC's refusal to grant the game a certificate as "unacceptable".

"We are continuing to appeal the British Board of Film Classification's decision to deny the edited version of Manhunt 2 an 18-plus certificate and thereby ban its release in the United Kingdom," the company said in a statement.

"The changes necessary in order to publish the game in Britain are unacceptable to us and represent a setback for videogames."

As announced yesterday, the BBFC is standing by its initial decision to refuse Manhunt 2 a certificate. That's despite changes made by Rockstar to the game in a bid to meet the ratings board's requirements.

The publisher's statement concluded, "The BBFC allows adults the freedom to decide for themselves when it comes to horror in movies and we think adults should be similarly allowed to decide for themselves when it comes to horror in videogames, such as Manhunt 2."

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