Rule of Rose not available in Australia

With controversy surrounding Rule of Rose even before it was released, the latest news suggests that the publishers of the game, Red Ant, aren’t even going to submit the game for classification to the OFLC.

The Rule of Rose controversy has spread down under. The horror game had been receiving plenty of bad press in Europe in the last few weeks, culminating in the cancellation of the game’s European release by publisher 505 Games. Now, 505’s local distributor has confirmed that Rule of Rose’s Australian and New Zealand release has been similarly cancelled.

Rule of Rose received plenty of bad publicity in Australia over the past weekend, with mainstream newspaper articles carrying quotes from family organisations decrying the game because of its violence. Earlier last week, morning chat show Sunrise featured a panel debating whether the game should be banned.


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