The Australian Classification Board has awarded Lionhead's Fable Anniversary, the high-definition remake of the original Fable and Fable: The Lost Chapters, with an R18+ rating because of "Sexual activity related to incentives and rewards," according to a listing on the Board's website.
According to a report obtained by Player Attack, the R18+ decision relates to the Darkwood Bordello activities. Players can either earn an in-game reward for pairing up with a certain number of prostitutes as a man, or receive 1,000 gold to "participate in the intimate act of love" dressed as a woman with a male NPC.
The action role-playing open-world game was initially released on Xbox on 14 Sept. 2004 and its extension, Fable: The Lost Chapters, was released for Xbox and Microsoft Windows in Sept. 2005. The game and its expansion were rated M and MA 15+ in Australia, respectively.
Originally expected launch this holiday season for Xbox 360, Lionhead announced earlier this month that the Fable HD remake will be delayed until February 2014.
The Board announced earlier this month that it will reclassify 12 video games following Attorney General John Rau's request in September that the selected video games undergo review. Rau stated at the time that he believes Australia's video game classification rules are not applied strictly enough and should be further investigated by the Federal Government.
The full list of games that will undergo classification review includes: Killer is Dead, Alien Rage, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Blacklist, Deadly Premonition the Director's Cut, Company of Heroes 2, God Mode, Borderlands 2: Add-on Content Pack, Fuse, Deadpool, The Walking Dead, Gears of War: Judgment and The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct.