Will Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus be refused classification in Australia over LSD usage?
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Will Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus be refused classification in Australia over LSD usage?


Tsk, tsk -- "tripping balls on LSD" not allowed.

A potential in-game depiction of illegal drug use may cause Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus to be refused classification within Australia.

The end of the game’s reveal trailer shows a soldier ingesting lysergic acid diethylamide-25, or LSD, before “tripping balls” according to Nerdist’s Dan Casey.

It’s a pretty accurate description, really:

If LSD is indeed a central part of the game and goes unedited, The New Colossus is likely to be refused classification within the country. Titles like State of Decay and Fallout 3 were initially refused classification over depictions of illegal drug use related to in-game incentives and rewards. In both cases, real life drugs were renamed to fictional ones — vitamins and Med-X, respectively — to comply with classification guidelines.

A Bethesda representative told Stevivor the publisher “had nothing to say about Wolfenstein II‘s classification at this stage”, so we’re left wondering what will become of the in-game LSD.

We’ll have more on the situation as it’s made available.

Thanks, @AusVGClassifications!

Steve Wright

Steve Wright

Steve Wright, aka Stevivor: A Canadian-Australian gay gaming geek, freelance journalist, owner of this very site, ice hockey player and fan. Husband to Matt and cat dad to Wally.