Manhunt 2 for Wii Possibly Getting AO rating

Hot on the heels of the announcement that Manhunt 2 can not legally be sold in the UK, it seems that now that the CFCC (Center for a Commercial-Free Childhood) is pushing for the Wii version to get an AO (Adults Only) rating because of the nature of the controller. Using the controller to go through the motions of stabbing a guard in the eye with a pen is more engaging than pressing a button to do the same action.

“Citing concerns over the Nintendo Wii’s popular motion control system, the Center for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC) has demanded that Manhunt 2 be rated AO (adults only) by the ESRB. The game is scheduled for release in North America on July 9th.”

This is fairly significant, if the game does in fact get an AO rating, there aren’t very many stores that will carry it. Even if it is for a system that’s perceived as being ‘for kids and old people’.

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Edit: It’s official, apparently. Kotaku has what they’re calling ‘confirmation’.