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Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number Banned In Australia

Australian Classification Board takes violence very seriously which is why the gaming community in that region sometimes has to settle with less violent or censored games.

Now you can add one more title to the list of games that are just too violent for the region. This time it’s Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number.

The game features a lot of violence and extreme sexual themes which did not sit well with the ACB and now they have decided to ban the game altogether from the region.

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number will now either have to be modified or stay out of Australia. Some of the games that previously had to be re-done for the region are State of Decay, South Park: The Stick of Truth, and Saints Row IV.

All of the aforementioned games were initially denied an entry in Australia which is why developers had to release modified versions of their respective titles.

As of now, the developers behind Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number has not made a statement about the ban, but we are hoping to hear from them soon.

Previous entry in the series was rated MA15+ by the Australian Classification Board for which they took their sweet time, thence delaying the game in the region. Now it seems that the sequel will follow the same routine.

What do you think of this action taken by ACB? Are you in favor of banning violent video games?