Manhunt 2 gets green light for release

"Manhunt 2 developers Rockstar Games have won their battle to have the games UK ban lifted."

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Manhunt 2 to be released now ban has been lifted.
The ban on controversial video game Manhunt 2  has been lifted in the UK and the game will now go on sale.

The Video Appeals Committee upheld an earlier decision that the game could be sold, following a nine-month battle between makers Rockstar and UK censors.

The British Board of Film Classification had taken the fight to ban the game to the High Court, saying the game "went too far".

The game was first banned in June 2007 and proceeded to have an edited version rejected by the BBFC.  The newest edited
version of the title that has been accepted will now be released with an 18 certificate.

David Cooke, director of the BBFC said:
"As I have said previously, we never take rejection decisions lightly, and they always involve a complex balance of considerations.

"We twice rejected Manhunt 2, and then pursued a judicial review challenge, because we considered, after exceptionally thorough examination, that it posed a real potential harm risk.

"However, the Video Appeals Committee has again exercised its independent scrutiny. It is now clear, in the light of this decision, and our legal advice, that we have no alternative but to issue an 18 certificate to the game."

Developer Rockstar Games has always maintained that the content of Manhunt 2 is no different from other 18-rated entertainment products, such as the film series Saw.

In a statement, the company said:
"We are pleased that the VAC has reaffirmed its decision recognizing that Manhunt 2 is well within the bounds established by other 18+ rated entertainment.

"Rockstar Games is committed to making great interactive entertainment, while also marketing our products responsibly and supporting an effective rating system."
Finally looking forward to get your hands on a copy of the latest Manhunt? Or perhaps just going to check it out to see what all the fuss was about.
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