Florida AG concerned about Wii Manhunt 2

Attorney General Bill McCollum reportedly takes issue with motion-sensing interface of Take-Two's violent action game.

Earlier this year, Take-Two Interactive filed suit in a Florida court to prevent activist attorney Jack Thompson from disrupting its planned releases of Grand Theft Auto IV and Manhunt 2. Thompson countersued and the pair settled, with one condition being that Thompson could not sue to stop the distribution of its games.

That might not be the end of Take-Two controversy stirred up in the Sunshine State this year, as GamePolitics is reporting that the Wii version of Manhunt 2 has Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum "concerned."

In a yet-to-be-aired interview with Fox News, McCollum reportedly balked at the way the game might utilize the motion-sensing Wii Remote to have players virtually stabbing, clubbing, or strangling opponents. While GamePolitics didn't mention any official action McCollum would take regarding the game, it did cite sources as saying the attorney general was "looking into" the Wii version of the game, but not focusing at all on its PlayStation 2 and PlayStation Portable counterparts.

A representative of McCollum's responded to the issue by saying that he "is concerned about any games which may instill violence in children, particularly games that encourage children to engage in violent behavior, even in simulation." The rep also said he stressed the importance of the parental role in keeping negative influences away from children.

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