Dark Sector banned in Australia

Digital Extremes' third person action title has been deemed too "violent, gruesome and sinister" for Australian gamers by the country's ratings board.

The OFLC, Australia's classification board, has refused to grant the PS3 and Xbox 360 title a rating, reports IGN, labeling it a "violent and sometimes gruesome game with a sinister storyline and ominous outcome".

"The violence and aggression inflicted upon the protagonist is of a high level, naturalistic and not stylised at all," the board said, while also stating that some of the title's most violent gameplay elements were "relatively easy to accomplish".

The game's Australian distributor, AFA Interactive, said that the decision marked a "pretty substantial, but temporary, set-back".

Dark Sector is due to hit US and European shelves in late March.

Courtesy of Next Generation.

Feb 14, 2008