Australia will be gunning or whacking down infected this November 17th, however they'll be doing so with little impact on the environment or the walking corpses themselves.
Left 4 Dead 2's heavily edited version has made it through, not the international version. This Aussie edition has no "decapitation, dismemberment, wound detail" or body piles.
Valve boss Gabe Newell said he wanted to avoid having to peddle the second version of the game prepared if at all possible, as he and the rest of the team want it uncut. However the OFLC have passed the majorly less
fun gory version with an MA15+ rating.
"...the game no longer contains depictions of decapitation, dismemberment, wound detail or piles of dead bodies lying about the environment," said the OFLC, reports News.com.au.
"No wound detail is shown and the implicitly dead bodies and blood splatter disappear as they touch the ground." Melee weaponry is still included in the edited version.
Publisher EA is hopeful too that the original uncut version will be passed through the appeals process, with Valve planning a free update to the PC copies 'unlocking' it.
"We are waiting until we get the results back from the resubmitted full version, just in case it gets classified after working with the OFLC, we would much prefer to release that one," said Cameron Jenkins of EA. Last month the game was refused classification effectively banning it.
Are you an Aussie gamer under the oppressive yoke of the OFLC? Plan on importing?