Shadow of the Colossus Gets M Rating in Australia
Last month, Sony Interactive Entertainment revealed a new trailer showcasing the beauty of the world of Shadow of the Colossus. You can check out that trailer HERE. Today; however, the Australian Classification Board released its rating for the upcoming Shadow of the Colossus remake for the PlayStation 4, and as was the case for the previous game in Australia, the remake is also receiving a Mature classification.
According to the Australian Classification Board’s website, the game’s themes warrant a “mild impact” rating, while the violence found within gets a “moderate impact.” This is apparently enough to warrant a Mature classification. There are no specifics in terms of what kind of violence we get in the game that warrants the rating.
This isn’t exactly a shocker as the Austrailian Board always seems to be a little harsher when rating games. It does seem like a drastic departure from the ESRB’s rating which has continually given Shadow of the Colossus a “T” for Teen rating due to the Blood and Fantasy Violence found within.
Shadow of the Colossus has gone through multiple iterations since its debut for the PS2 back in 2005. Originally crafted by Fumito Ueda and Team Ico, the title is now being remade by Bluepoint.
By our understanding, the Shadow of the Colossus remake will carry all the qualities of the original game. There will be a total of sixteen boss battles and no extra content. If there are any changes, Sony hasn’t said anything. That said, Ueda did send Bluepoint a letter listing a number of recommended alterations. He never relayed what those changes were, however.