Sega's Aliens vs. Predator reboot has become the latest victim to the Australia's ratings board which effectively banned the game by denying it classification.
"The game contains first-person perspective, close-up depictions of human characters being subjected to various types of violence, including explicit decapitation and dismemberment as well as locational damage such as stabbing through the chest, mouth, throat, or eyes," the board's full report stated.
Rebellion CEO Jason Kingsley expressed his disappointment at the board's decision, but conceded that the game is not suitable for minors and said that the company has no intention to release a toned down version of the game for the little continent.
"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," he said.
"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 sanitised or cut down version for territories where adults are not considered by their governments to be able to make their own entertainment choices," Kingsley concluded.