Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge will be the first R18+ video game in Australia

Team Ninja's upcoming action adventure Wii U exclusive, Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge, will be the first video game in Australia to receive an R18+ rating after a new classification scheme was introduced on Jan. 1, 2013.

The newly-created R18+ category is restricted to adults only and comes with the consumer advice of "High impact bloody violence". The director of the Classification Board, Lesley O'Brien, said that the game meets the rating's guidelines.

"Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge contains violence that is high in impact because of its frequency, high definition graphics and emphasis on bloody effects," she said.

The game is classified M (17+) by the ESRB in the U.S. and received an 18+ rating from PEGI in Europe and the U.K. Ninja Gaiden 3, which was released in 2012 on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, received an MA15+ rating in Australia.

We have reached out to Nintendo Australia for a release date.

More from Polygon

The horror of Five Nights at Freddy's

  • Dark Souls 2: Crown of the Old Iron King Overview

  • Spacecom: a fast 4X built for multiplayer

  • Pillars of Eternity builds on role-playing classics

  • Tour the 1 KB hard drive built inside Minecraft

Latest Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new Polygon username and password

As part of the new Polygon launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to Polygon going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new Polygon username and password

As part of the new Polygon launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to Polygon going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.
Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5353_tracker