Leisure Suit Larry banned in Australia

Aussie government says Magna Cum Laude won't be coming at all to gamers in Oz.


Try as he might, Larry Lovage won't be going Down Under anytime soon--Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude has been blocked from entry into Australia. Various Australian news agencies reported last week that the Office of Film and Literature Classification, the branch of the Australian government that rates all video games that enter the country, has banned the title.

The report issued by the office indicates that the game's sexual content, specifically the cinematic scenes that feature "obscured and/or implied sexual activity and obscured and partial nudity involving stylised, animated characters."

Earlier this year, the office refused to classify Rockstar's gory slasher Manhunt. It is now illegal to import, rent, or sell either game in Australia.

Published by Vivendi Universal for the PC, PlayStation 2, and Xbox, Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude represents the rebirth of the classic adventure game series published by Sierra On-Line in the 1980s and 1990s. It is legal in the United States.

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