Warner Bros. Set To Appeal Australia Ban On Mortal Kombat

According to a report, Warner Bros. is set to appeal a recent ban handed down by the Australian Classification Reviews Board against the upcoming fighting title, Mortal Kombat.

The game was banned in the country last week mainly because "“computer games that are unsuitable for a minor to see and play will be Refused Classification.”

At first, the game's fatalities were thought the reason the game was banned, but apparently Warner Bros. thinks an appeal of the ban might work.
“After careful consideration Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Australia have decided to appeal to the Australian Classification Review Board against the RC (Refused Classification) decision given to Mortal Kombat,” it said in a statement.

“After reviewing both the game play and the Board’s original decision WBIE Australia believe the violence in the game is on par with numerous other titles readily available for sale in the Australian market.

“As such the company wants to exhaust all options to make the game available to Mortal Kombat fans in this country. An identical version of the game will be submitted for appeal.”
Mortal Kombat is set to release in the US on April 19 and in the UK on April 21 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.