According to reports from Gamespot, Eidos Interactive’s upcoming Shellshock 2: Blood Trails has been banned in Australian territories due to the game’s excessive violent content.
Due out on PlayStation 3, PC and Xbox 360, the FPS takes place in Cambodia during the events of the Vietnam War, where individuals have become infected by the outbreak of an unknown chemical in the middle of the jungle.
There are currently no plans to appeal for the game’s release.
Shellshock 2 joins a substantial list of games that have been refused rating by Australia’s Office of Film and Literature Classification (OFLC), including Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and more recently, Dark Sector.
Unlike the film and DVD market, which have a dedicated rating system applicable to adult-orientated content, Australia allows for videogames to be rated only as high as MA15+, meaning that anything deemed unsuitable for consumers aged 15 and below is effectively banned for going on sale in the region.