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Rebellion "disappointed" with AVP Aussie ban

CEO Jason Kingsley releases official statement

Rebellion CEO Jason Kingsley has expressed the firm's disappointment in an official statement released in response to the banning of Aliens VS. Predator in Australia.

As reported this morning, AvP became the latest game to be refused rating by the ultra-strict classification board of Australia. A released copy of the ruling revealed that its high-impact violence was the reason behind the refusal.

Here's Kingsley's full statement in response:

"Rebellion is disappointed that its upcoming title Aliens vs. Predator has been banned in Australia. However, as we understand the law in that country the authorities had no choice as we agree strongly that our game is not suitable for game players who are not adults.

"The content of AvP is based on some of the most innovative and iconic horror movies, and as such we wanted to create a title that was true to the source material. It is for adults, and it is bloody and frightening, that was our intent. We will not be releasing a sanitized or cut down version for territories where adults are not considered by their governments to be able to make their own entertainment choices."

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