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Manhunt 2 News | PEGI Rate Manhunt 2
<p>The Pan European Game Information (<a href="" target="_blank">PEGI</a>) rating board has now rated Manhunt 2. The game has been rated 18+ with the content descriptors as the following:</p>
<p> Game contains depictions of violence<br>
Game contains bad language</p>
<p>Interestingly enough it says that the Nintendo Wii version was re-rated on the 29th of May, 2007. This is likely due to the fact that the PlayStation 2 and PlayStation Portable versions of the game are identical and the Nintendo Wii version being fairly different. But, supposing the game was rated then, and has not been resubmitted, it would mean that it was rated prior to being altered to suit the requirements of the ESRB in North America.</p>
<p>I checked with PEGI just yesterday and the game wasn&#8217;t listed so despite no confirmation from Rockstar, I am going to assume that Manhunt 2 is now likely available in most of Europe. I wouldn&#8217;t jump to conclusions of the game being un-edited just yet, as Rockstar made significant alterations to Manhunt 2 aside from putting camera filters on the executions, but it is interesting nonetheless.</p>
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Posted on: Oct 31 09:23 pm 2008 by: pogo

Manhunt 2 News | Happy Halloween: Manhunt 2 Released in UK
The date is May 8th, 2007 and we have just got word that Manhunt 2 will be released in the UK on the 10th of July, 4 whole days before North America. Jump forward 22 months and Manhunt 2 has been on sale in North America for one whole year, all while Britain is left pondering what is happening.
<p>It has undoubtedly been a long and complicated road but today finally marks the official release of Manhunt 2 on the Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 2 and PlayStation Portable. So show your support and head out and pick the game up, even if you have already imported it. It certainly has the odds stacked against it considering the mass of games that are being released around now.</p>
<p>Make sure to share your thoughts and opinions of the game on the <a href="">forums</a>. If you manage to spot any advertisements or promotional materials when picking Manhunt 2 then please get in <a href="">contact</a> with us and let us know.</p>
<p>As of writing this we still have not heard back from Rockstar regarding the games release in the rest of Europe. Many European online stores are listing the game as being released today, as well as stating that it has an official PEGI rating of 18+, after scouring their website there is no such mention of Manhunt 2 being rated. Either PEGI have not updated their database yet or select European retailers may be importing the UK copy and selling it.</p>
<p>Regardless of this the UK version of Manhunt 2 includes subtitles in EFIGS (English, French, Italian, German and Spanish) anyway and should work in all PAL territories. So if you are unable to pick up the game locally then you could always import the game and play it without having to modify your system.</p>
<p>We would also like to wish everyone a very Happy Halloween, wherever you are. If you are feeling particularly seasonal then why not use the Manhunt Halloween wallpaper that we made a couple of years back.</p>
<p align="center"><a href=""><img src="" alt="Manhunt Halloween Wallpaper" width="160" height="120" border="0"></a></p>
<p>You can download it in the following resolutions: <a href="">800x600</a> - <a href="">1024x768</a> - <a href="">1600x1200</a></p>
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Posted on: Oct 31 06:08 am 2008 by: pogo

Manhunt 2 News | European release?
<p>According to <a href="" target="_blank">Game Rush</a>, which is a Dutch website, Manhunt 2 will also be released around Europe, when it is finally released in the UK this Friday. The website says that Rockstar confirmed what many retailers based in Europe had been listing as the release date and that the game would indeed be released along side the UK.<br /><br />Since the website is in Dutch it is hard to know exactly what they are saying in the article but running it through some online translators I was able to confirm the details above. We are going to try and get in touch with Rockstar for some confirmation of this but for now all I can say is check your local retailers and let us know either by an <a href="" target="_blank">email</a>, or a post on the <a href="" target="_blank">forum</a>, If you can now buy Manhunt 2 in Europe. The reason I'm posting this now has to do with the number of emails we have been receiving daily asking us when the game would be released, hopefully this will help some of you out. The listed prices are as follows &euro;39.99 for both the PS2 and Nintendo Wii and &euro;29.99 for the PSP system.<br /><br />In other news it now seems as though Rockstar have started advertising the game on some of the major websites around the web, some of which include Imdb, Gamespot and Eurogamer. This is certainly good news considering there has been almost no advertising of the games release until this point. If you want to take a look at those adverts check out this forum <a href="" target="_blank">post</a> for more.</p><p align="right"><strong><a href="">Add Comment</a></strong></p>
Posted on: Oct 28 10:25 pm 2008 by: lazlow

Manhunt 2 News | Digital Spy UK Review
<p><a href="" target="_blank">Digital Spy</a> have posted their review of Manhunt 2 which is being released in the UK next week. They don't seem to mention any changes that have been made to the game even though the <a href="" target="_blank">BBC News</a> website had claimed that the game had been further edited. The review covers everything from the story, and A.I to the battle with the BBFC in order to get the game released in the UK. The reviewer seems to have given the game such a low score because of such things as weak A.I, bad controls and it's inability to be able to stand up against other stealth titles released on next generation consoles. The reviewer had this to add when summarising the review:<p>

<blockquote><p>Despite winning the battle to get Manhunt 2 released, Rockstar has in many ways lost the war. The game feels dated, which is understandable considering it was made a couple of years ago. It is unsophisticated and at times rather clumsy compared to the stealth titles we've become used to. The storyline is good and well presented and the main characters are complex, but once again it doesn't quite stand up to the titles we have seen on the next-generation of consoles.</p></blockquote>

<p>The review is for the Nintendo Wii version of the game and it has been awarded with 2 stars out of 5.</p><p align="right"><strong><a href="">Add Comment</a></strong></p>
Posted on: Oct 24 07:27 pm 2008 by: lazlow

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Manhunt News | ELSPA GM Talks, Piracy, Ratings & Manhunt
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has posted a rather interesting interview with Michael Rawlinson, the general manager of <a href="" target="_blank">ELSPA</a> (the Entertainment and Leisure Software Publishers Association). In the interview Mr. Rawlinson covers subject ranging from videogame piracy, the importance of videogame age certification and consumer knowledge of said ratings, and this being an interview focused on ratings boards, lets not forget Manhunt.</p>
<p>If a game can get a bit of controversy around it and the press start writing about it, that's great. Keith Vaz has done more to sell Rockstar's games than Rockstar has. The original Manhunt was released, did diddly squat and fell right off the radar until the Stefan Pakeerah incident came and Vaz started shouting from the rooftops and then everyone went and bought the stuff.</p>
<p>I also want to address an issue that has cropped up via <a href="" target="_blank">Nintendo Wii Fanboy</a> and <a href="" target="_blank">BBC News</a> that has got a lot of fans worried. In said articles they state that Manhunt 2 has been further edited since its release last Halloween in North America. Initially we ignored this due to there being no confirmation elsewhere and labelled it down to Nintendo Wii Fanboy misreading the original IGN announcement article. However, BBC News has since come out and said the game was further edited, and they do tend to research their news, you may recall they visited Rockstar London in February for a hands on update with the game.</p>
<p>Looking on the BBFC website it lists the game(s) as passing with no cuts made.
Back in late March the studio head of Rockstar London, Mark Washbrook confirmed to me that the VAC had been deliberating on the same build of the game to have been released in North America and that it would be the same version released in the UK.</p>
<p>But that was 7 months ago; it took Rockstar less than 2 months to go from an AO rating to an M in America, which is rather worrying considering what may or may not have been happening behind closed doors these past 7 months.</p>
<p>I have made several attempts to try and get an official answer from Rockstar on the situation but have yet to receive a response. I will be sure to pass any information along that I receive.</p>
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Posted on: Oct 10 02:22 pm 2008 by: pogo

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