The BBFC initially refused to grant Manhunt 2 a rating back in June 2007 stating the reason of “unremitting bleakness and callousness of tone”. About 10 minutes ago, the British Board of Film Classification’s approved Manhunt 2 for release in the UK. Soon after, Rockstar had something to say: “Thankies!”
Straight from the press release:
“We are pleased that the VAC has reaffirmed its decision recognizing that Manhunt 2 is well within the bounds established by other 18+ rated entertainment. Rockstar Games is committed to making great interactive entertainment, while also marketing our products responsibly and supporting an effective rating system.”
Great going Rockstar! You finally convinced them! What if they change their minds? Luckily, they aren’t allowed to do that. Final verdict ranks supreme.