Rockstar yesterday filed an appeal with the Video Appeals Committee (VAC) over Manhunt 2's
rejection by the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC), according to MCV
. The UK board can overturn the BBFC's ban; given that six weeks are permitted to file an appeal, the developer appears to have waited until the eleventh hour before making their dramatic request for a new decision.
Following the BBFC's decision
, the "Banhunt" spread globally, with an effective banning in the US due to a AO-rating
from the ESRB and word that both Australia and Germany
would very likely not allow the game sold withing their respective borders.
What's unclear here is if Rockstar will appeal the decision with the current build, previously defended
by the New York Times, Newsweek's N'Gai Croal and MTV News Stephen Totilo, or if they'll show off a "cleaner" version of the game.