It was revealed this week that [i]Manhunt 2[/i] has been effectively banned in the UK. The local rating board, the BBFC, refused to give the game a rating, and since games without ratings cannot be sold, Manhunt 2 will not be available on store shelves. It’s unlikely that Rockstar will censor their game. It’s also probable that the ban is a result to the controversy in 2004, when a 17 year old, who was supposedly obsessed with [i]Manhunt[/i], killed his 14 year old friend. For a time, the game was removed from shelves, but can now be found.
[i]Manhunt 2[/i] will be released in other countries in September for the Wii, PS2 and PSP.