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.