Nintendo’s Wii console is shaking free from its wholesome image with the announcement of a new game called Madworld that allows users to hack villains with a chainsaw.
Nintendo’s Wii console is shaking free from its wholesome image with the announcement of a new game called Madworld which allows users to hack villains with a chainsaw.
Created by the folk at Platinum Games, the game is said to feature “over the top violence” that includes dicing up baddies and even impaling them on street signs.
The game is set for US release in 2009 and could be released in Australia if it can receive classification.
The Wii console is associated with family fun – with games such as tennis and bowling being touted as fun for all the family to play.
Angela Conway of Australian Family Association, , said MadWorld could threaten that image.
“The realism in the players’ movements in the Wii format should be raising concerns about the impact of the game-playing on the player,” said Conway.
Sega marketing vice-president Sean Ratcliffe said the game “pushes the envelope with its extreme content, but takes a step away from the dark and serious nature of most mature games”.
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