UK Xbox gamers looking to get stuck in the middle won’t be able to do so just yet. The game’s reportedly been taken off the shelves.
Don’t worry though. The Aussie ban hasn’t spread.
According to Spong, the title was missing from a Gamestation store, so they did some checking around. It seems the BBFC 18 rating logo was not on the disks released for the Xbox. It was on the packages, however.
Evidently, UK law requires this logo to be on both the disk and the outer packaging, so the title was recalled.
The PS2 version of the game is available.
I’m all for putting suggested ratings on games. As a parent I appreciate them. But, really, on the disk, too? Seems a little over the top to me.
Plus, we’re talking a video game based on a Quentin Tarantino movie. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out it probably wouldn’t be appropriate for young players. (Not that I don’t think Tarantino rocks.)
Still, I’ll take this type of diligence to ensure the labels are correct over some of the laws politicians are trying to pass in the U.S. any day.
There’s no word from Edios when the labeling mix up will be fixed.