Following our report yesterday
that neither Nintendo or Sony would allow Manhunt 2
on their consoles with an AO rating, Take-Two says the game will not make its July ship date and is being "temporarily suspended." A Take-Two representative says
, "We continue to stand behind this extraordinary game. We believe in freedom of creative expression, as well as responsible marketing, both of which are essential to our business of making great entertainment."
Well, if they stand behind it, expect the editing option
to be Take-Two's approach in getting Manhunt 2
out to the public with an M rating. The M rating might not stop some other forms of controversy
, but it'll allow the title to be available for rent
and sold in stores. For now, the saga
seems to be over.