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.
— Dan Casey (@DanCasey) June 12, 2017
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.
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