The hugely popular Manhunt 2 game is set to be released in the U.K over the next couple of weeks after gaining a special ruling from The Video Appeals Committee (VAC)that the game will only be sold to the over 55 years or above age group.
The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) have welcomed the special ruling but have commented that they are unhappy that the game is being released in the U.K at all. The game's developer, Rockstar, has been arguing with them for months as to whether the game actually steals your soul or not.
The BBFC believes Manhunt 2, which features such scenes as mass produced I.D cards, corrupt politicians, gory multiple suicides, child abduction and gangs of hooded youths roaming round and committing violence with impunity, is considered too far-fetched to be relevant to this little green Isle of fertile grass and peace-loving medieval hamlets.
A spokesman for a top gaming company today described the ruling as ridiculous and said that it would drive teenagers underground. He commented,"Grannies all over Britain will be badgered into buying the game and that his store would be stocking the game in the Disney section to ensure that the Nations grandparents were not shocked into premature death by the true nature of their purchase."
Last year the BBFC were angered by a kissing scene in Tomb Raider 7 between an unmarried couple and moved to have the game banned.
The game is already available in the US under the title Manhunt 2. In the UK it will be re-marketed under the title; Manhunt 2 close 2 the Truth 4U.