It looks like another game has been blocked by Australia’s ratings classification board, meaning no Bhikkhuni for the land down under.
According to a page just put up on the Australian Classification Board’s website, it looks like there’ll be no easy way to obtain Valkyrie Drive: Bhikkhuni in the region – the board refusing to rate the title for release due to offensive material.
Here’s the boilerplate explanation from the classification page;
The computer game is classified RC in accordance with the National Classification Code, Computer Games Table, 1. (a) as computer games that “depict, express or otherwise deal with matters of sex, drug misuse or addiction, crime, cruelty, violence or revolting or abhorrent phenomena in such a way that they offend against the standards of morality, decency and propriety generally accepted by reasonable adults to the extent that they should not be classified.”
If you ask me, it’s probably all the groping and climaxing that got it banned, but seeing as how the ratings board isn’t very specific on the reason that’s just a guess based on experience. Whatever the specific reason however, it looks like the land down under (and by extension New Zealand as well) will be devoid of Bhikkhuni.
What a sad day. 🙁