Manhunt 2 gets away with it - released on Halloween

PS2, PSP and Wii releases in the US this October. Europe left hanging...

The game will be released in North America on October 31 following the submission of a modified version of Manhunt 2. What's been cut we don't know yet. Nor do we know what the deal is in Europe but we're on at Rockstar to find out.

"Manhunt 2 is important to us, and we're glad it can finally be appreciated as a gaming experience," said Sam Houser, founder and executive producer of Rockstar Games. "We love the horror genre. Manhunt 2 is a powerful piece of interactive story telling that is a unique video game experience. We think horror fans will love it."

Take Two chairman Strauss Zelnick, added, "Manhunt 2 is an extraordinary game, and we eagerly anticipate its release in North America."

Manhunt 2 is the debut title from the newly formed Rockstar London studio, which is developing the game in conjunction with series creator Rockstar North. The Wii version is being developed by Rockstar Toronto.

Along with the Mature rating, the ESRB also assigned the following content descriptors to Manhunt 2: Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Strong Language, Strong Sexual Content and Use of Drugs.

You can read the Wii review here. And keep checking back for news on a European launch later this afternoon.