The Witcher 2 Altered To Meet Australian Classifications

Namco Bandai have announced that The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings version to be released in Australia has been edited to meet qualifications set by the the Classifications Board.

In an interview with GamePron, a Namco Bandai representative stated,
“The modification was a small change we requested the developer to make to one scene during one the games side quests."

“In the original version your character Geralt was given the choice of accepting sex ‘as a reward’ for successfully completing this particular side quest. The Australian Classification Board originally refused classification as they deemed the inclusion of ‘sex as a reward’ as not suitable for an MA15+ classification.”
According to the rep, the changes won't be very noticeable to gamers.
“The change is only minor, in that the character choice is now made automatically for him. The character and the side quest are still in the game but presented in a slightly different context,” he said.

“No other changes have been made and this change has no impact on gameplay, storyline or character development.”
Originally The Witcher 2 was refused classification in Australia, other regions will receive the unedited version.

The game releases on the PC on May 17.