25th August 2011 - SEGA Australia Pty Ltd would like to confirm that the much anticipated The House of the Dead: Overkill - Extended Cut has been refused classification by the Classification Operations Branch of Australia. House of the Dead: Overkill - Extended Cut was set to release in Australia exclusively for the Playstation Move for the Playstation 3 computer entertainment system on October 27th 2011.
SEGA Australia are determined to appeal the decision immediately and hope to have the classification overturned without making any changes or amends to the final game. Managing Director Darren Macbeth believes the Board's decision to refuse classification is indicative of the current inconsistencies of the system for video game classifications in Australia, "There are far worse titles currently available in the marketplace which involve more than shooting down mutants in humorous circumstances. We will do everything we can to prove that House of the Dead: Overkill is worthy of an MA15+ rating in Australia."
The House of the Dead: Overkill - Extended Cut offers players a gruesome shooter experience with all seven stages of the original remastered and two brand new scenarios added as well as Move and 3D support exclusive to Playstation 3. For more information please visit www.sega.com/overkill/.