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