Manhunt 2 Finally Dated for UK

Coming nearly a year after US release

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Manhunt 2 Finally Dated for UK
Rockstar has confirmed to SPOnG that the controversial Manhunt 2, which was originally banned from release in the UK, will hit shops on October 31st - Halloween. That's almost a full year after the US release.

The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) initially refused to grant Manhunt 2 even an 18 rating, citing its "...unremitting bleakness and callousness of tone" and effectively banning it in the UK. After much to-ing and fro-ing involving the Video Appeals Committee (VAC) and revisions of the game by Rockstar, the BBFC was finally forced to grant it an 18 classification in March.

There's no word from Rockstar on why it will have taken seven and a half months from that decision for the game to see release over here. Presumably it reckons that by waiting until October it ups the chance of the game making a nice little present for under your Christmas tree...

If time has withered your memory of what Manhunt 2's all about, you can get a refresher with SPOnG's preview.
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SuperSaiyan4 6 Oct 2008 13:34
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What platform was the game released for again? Was it PS2 and or Wii?
deleted 6 Oct 2008 19:11
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who cares, the first one was mpre hype than gameplay and so will this be. rockstar need somethign new maybe LA Noir will be it.
config 7 Oct 2008 10:01
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Christ. I'd forgotten all about LA Noire. It's 2 years since it was announced and since then it's been pretty quiet, which doesn't bode well for a R* game. I'd read some time ago that Sony pulled funding for the game, so whether it sees the light of day (or dark of it night)...
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