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SEGA wins AVP appeal in Australia

Game to be released after all.

SEGA has won its appeal against Aliens vs. Predator's refusal of classification in Australia, meaning the game can be released over there as an MA15+ title.

"We are particularly proud that the game will be released in its original entirety, with no content altered or removed whatsoever. This is a big win for Australian gamers," SEGA told Kotaku.

"We applaud the Classification Review Board on making a decision that clearly considers the context of the game, and is in line with the modern expectations of reasonable Australians."

While films can be labelled R18+ or even X18+ in Australia, games are currently ineligible for adult classification. In the past this has resulted in games like Left 4 Dead 2 being savagely cut to their detriment.

AVP developer Rebellion had previously said it had no plans to make cuts.

However, with AVP having been rated 18 in the UK, the question now becomes whether MA15+ is an appropriate rating for the game anyway - particularly given Rebellion's previous assertion that, "It is for adults, and it is bloody and frightening, that was our intent."

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