U.S. hackers have managed to defeat the blurring that was put in place over some of the more gruesome killings in Manhunt 2
. The hack does not roll back all the changes put in place to achieve the game's more retail-friendly 'M' rating - it also requires a hacked PSP. For now, at least, the Wii and PS2 versions remain un-hacked.
Eliot Mizrachi, a spokesman for Take Two's board, said that the company is aware of the issue and is looking into it.
Additionally, Take-Two Chairman Strauss Zelnick said, "I stand behind the game and the ESRB ratings process. It is unfortunately the case that no one in the entertainment software industry is immune from hacking. We hope that consumers will not engage in hacking or download illegally modified copies of our games."Hot Coffee
Developer, Rockstar, faced a similar problem a couple of years ago when sex scenes were uncovered in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
. After the scandal emerged, the Entertainment Software Ratings Board changed the game's rating from 'Mature' to 'Adults Only', a move that saw retailers pulling it off their shelves. Should we see a similar occurrence now, Rockstar will be back at square one.
Since the 'Hot Coffee' incident, it has been required that publishers submit hidden content for review. Take Two spokesman, Ed Nebb, said that the publisher has complied in this with Manhunt 2
At least we don't have to worry about our children being corrupted by the hacked version of the game, since it's still banned over here
You can follow the epic story of Manhunt 2
's trials and tribulations in the editorial section of SPOnG's dedicated Manhunt 2 page
.Source: Associated Press