Bad news for everybody over in Australia, Capcom has revealed that the PS4 release of Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 is being delayed in Australia due to rating-related issues.
Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 has been available in the rest of the world now since December 3rd, whilst the Australian release remained strangely missing. The title is a 1080P/60FPS rerelease of the 2011 version, and it includes all previously released DLC and a new gallery mode.
Speaking to the website Do You Even Game Bro, Capcom has issued a statement that reads:
We understand that people are excited for Marvel vs Capcom 3 coming to PlayStation stores in the ANZ region. However there has been a slight delay in launching the game on PSN. Capcom have provided us with the following statement:
“Due to Marvel vs Capcom 3 receiving a higher age rating in the ANZ regions the team have to make some minor changes to the rating settings of the game in order for it to release and as such there is unfortunately a delay. We hope to be able to release the game for players of 15+ age in February and will have more news soon. We apologise for the delay in bringing the game to fans in this territory”
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What makes this whole situation so confusing is that, back in 2011, the game was actually rated PG in Australia. This is perhaps a sign that the rating system has gotten stricter over the years.
To just clarify, from the sounds it, none of the actual game will be changed and that they are just talking about things like the game’s parental settings.
Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 is also scheduled to be released for Xbox One and PC for the rest of the world sometime in March, and at this stage it’s not known if the PS4 delay will also affect these releases in Australia.
Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 has been rated Teen in the US and Twelve in Europe.