'Manhunt 2' Receives Mature Rating; October Release
August 24, 2007
Rockstar Games today announced 'Manhunt 2' has received a Mature rating from the ESRB and will be released in North America October 31 on Playstation 2, PSP, and Nintendo Wii.
The ESRB had originally slapped 'Manhunt 2' with an AO (Adults Only) rating in June, forcing Rockstar and Take Two Interactive to delay the game's original July 9 launch date.
In order to achieve the new Mature rating, Rockstar was forced to tone down several unspecified aspects of the game. Whether the original Adults Only version of 'Manhunt 2' will be available later on remains to be seen.
"Manhunt 2 is important to us, and we're glad it can finally be appreciated as a gaming experience," said Sam Houser, founder and executive producer of Rockstar Games. "We love the horror genre. Manhunt 2 is a powerful piece of interactive story telling that is a unique video game experience. We think horror fans will love it."