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. 🙁

  • This is an outrage! You mean to tell me that grown adults can’t decide for themselves what is or isn’t appropriate for them. It’s not like the free market will shower this game with sales, it’s a pretty niche title that most consumers will probably skip due the general “standards of morality, decency and propriety generally accepted by reasonable adults” in todays modern and complex society.

    • It’s awfully subjective.

      • Noan North

        its not, its just bullshit… they are not telling the we will release the game under strict 18+ rating… no theyre saying this game will never release in this country and that is basicly totalism.

        • You don’t believe standards of morality and decency are subjective?

          • Noan North

            I certainly do 🙂 but nobody has the rights to tell you what is good or wrong for you. This kind of censor feels like the same thing as you cant use facebook in china.

          • >[…] but nobody has the rights to tell you what is good or wrong for you.

            Exactly. I decide what’s suitable for me. If I don’t like it, I don’t like it.

          • Noan North

            But that you dont like something something doesnt mean that someone else doesnt.

          • I know.

            If I don’t like something I just go do something else. I’m not like the rest of my countrymen who’re like “I don’t like it, so it needs to be banned outright!”

  • Lester Paredes

    That’s terrible news. I guess importing is the only way to go for those affected. Sorry.

  • Kaboom

    … Well as long as the US is still getting it and uncensored, I’m fine with that.

  • Noan North

    “by reasonable adults” lol you adults are unreasonable… Australia is becoming a communist country? :O

  • esme

    Welp. I guess it’s back to importing again….

  • Nathan

    And yet another case of Australia fucking New Zealand over despite the fact that NZ has its own separate rating board