Although Manhunt 2
will be censored
in the US, an uncut, unedited version of the controversial Rockstar game will appear in Holland. In a letter to Parliament, Justice Minister Ernst Hirsch Ballin said: "The current law is based on the principle that every adult is considered capable of deciding for himself which games he wants to play, unless it contains illegal material." He added that keeping a watchful eye on the content in games is "the joint responsibility of parents, the audiovisual industry and the government."
While we'd love for other nations to take an equally liberal approach to games, it appears that Holland is reconsidering its laws. According to MCV
, the ministry was now examining whether new laws or policies were needed "to better protect the youth."
The game will be released in Holland uncensored, but there's no word on the fate of Manhunt 2
in the UK, where the game is still banned, according to Next-Gen