Spartacus Legends has been awarded the second R18+ rating in Australia.
Digital content is harder to regulate, since there's no retail store clerk to check the purchasers age, but Sony states that the PlayStation 3's content filter can screen out objectionable content from the store.
"There are a number of parental controls in place," stated a Sony rep, "In terms of purchasing or playing online content on the PlayStation Network (PSN), at the time of account creation you have to be over 18 to set up a PSN account. If a person is under 18, the requirement is that the parent sets up a Master Account for the PSN, and can then create a sub-account for the child. When setting up the sub account, the sub account holder will not be able to play any games online rated above their age."
The Xbox 360 also has parental controls.
The historical fighting game allows players to take on the role of Spartacus, Crixus, or a user-created gladiator. The game features both local and online multiplayer.