State of Decay Gets Rated R18+ In Australia
Undead Labs, the makers of the XBLA zombie survival game State of Decay, has announced on their official Facebook page that the title has been successfully certified in Australia.
The news was posted this morning that an edited version that was resubmitted to the Australian Classification Board was given an R18+ rating. The game was previously denied classification for containing references to drugs. The report by the ACB concluded that the game “enables the player’s character to self-administer proscribed drugs which aid in gameplay progression. This game therefore contains drug use related to incentives or rewards, and should be refused classification.”
The edited version of the game for Australia replaces narcotics with medicinal supplements in order to comply with the guidelines of Australia’s rating system.