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Umihara Kawase Could Come To Europe And Australia

Agatsuma Entertainment may be releasing the Nintendo 3DS title Farewell, Umihara Kawase in both Europe and Australia, according to an Australian classification board listing. Dated yesterday, the classification notes the platformer’s original Japanese title, which was released back in Japan this summer.

In October, Natsume announced that they would be handling the publication for the game in North America, as well as title it under Yumi’s Odd Odyssey. It’s still set for an early 2014 release date on the 3DS eShop. You can check out Umihara Kawase’s debut Japanese trailer above.

Nintendo-Published Title Becomes The Very First R18+ Adult’s Only Game In Australia

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The director of the Australian Classification Board, Lesley O’Brien, has announced that Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge is the first video game to receive the adult’s only rating, R18+, in Australia. Throughout most of the continent, it is illegal to sell R18+ games to minors.

In North America, Europe and Austrailia, Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge is published by Nintendo. For comparison’s sake, the original Ninja Gaiden 3 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, which is published by Tecmo Koei, is rated MA15+ in Australia.

“Under the Guidelines for the Classification of Computer Games, R18+ computer games will have a high impact and it is for this reason that these games are not suitable for under 18s.”

“Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge contains violence that is high in impact because of its frequency, high definition graphics, and emphasis on blood effects.”

-Director of the Australian Classification Board Lesley O’Brien