Outlast 2 unbanned in Australia? You read that right. It’s a good day for Australian fans of the first-person survival horror game series as the land down under has lifted the sales ban on the game’s upcoming sequel.
News of the ban lift broke out courtesy of Press Start, who had been informed by the game’s local publisher that the Australian version of the game will be having an R18+ rating. This is in line with Australia’s 18+ age classification for video games.
It’s worth noting, however, that only one version of Outlast 2 will be released worldwide. “Outlast 2 has been rated R18+ by the Classification Branch in Australia and will be released 26th April 2017,” revealed Outlast publisher Red Barrels to Press Start. “There will only be one version of Outlast 2 available worldwide.”
Outlast 2 Unbanned In Australia: Why It Was Banned In The First Place
Initially, the game had been banned by Australia’s Classification Board to go on sale sometime last week due to scenes in the game that depicted sexual violence that were deemed too extreme and beyond the R18+ rating. Now, however, upon further review, it seems that the Board has retracted their initial evaluation, thus granting Outlast 2 to go on sale in Australia.
What To Expect From Outlast 2
Players will take on the role of cameraman Blake Langermann who, along with his investigative journalist wife, Lynn, works to uncover the murder of an unknown pregnant woman. The investigation leads the couple deep into the Arizona desert, taking them to a place where a deep evil may warp their sense of sanity and reality along the way.
With news of Outlast 2 unbanned in Australia, Aussies will be able to enjoy the game upon its release on April 26. For everyone else across the globe, the game will come out on April 25 on the PC, PS4, and Xbox One.