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No Australian release for Syndicate
by David Stellmack on21 December 2011
EA will not dub it down for MA15+ release
Electronic Arts has confirmed that they will not be releasing the Starbreeze-developed Syndicate in Australia. Syndicate was refused classification in Australia for a number of reasons. The game was unable to be approved for its highest rating level, which is MA15+.
Electronic Arts said they were encouraged by the recent move by Australia toward introducing an R18 rating level, but so far this has not happened. EA claims that Australia is keeping adults from being able to play Syndicate, and they are trying to force cuts in the game that would never be made into a movie or a book.
Syndicate is slated to arrive in February for both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, as well as the PC, but only if you don’t live in Australia.