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Australia's first R18+ game is Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge

Australian Classification Board dishes out first restricted rating

Australia's first R18+ rating has been handed down following the classification's introduction on January 1.

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Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge for the Wii U is the first video game to be rated R18+ in Australia. According to a release from the Australian Classification Board, "Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge contains violence that is high in impact because of its frequency, high definition graphics, and emphasis on blood effects."

It's a historic moment for the Australian games industry. The R18+ rating was introduced on January 1 following a long struggle to install a rating higher than MA15+.

Several games, including Mortal Kombat and Syndicate, have been refused classification in Australia because the MA15+ rating was deemed insufficient.

Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge releases in Australia this March.

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