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edited October 2012 in The Walking Dead
hey if everyone here played it why has not Australia got the release all we got is the icon of the walking dead game when clicking it said no content found



please please let it be up today i want to play it so does everyone in australia

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  • edited April 2012
    Sorry, but due to the OFLC ratings laws in Australia and New Zealand, and the fact that this is a mature game, we do not currently have plans to release the game there on consoles.
  • edited April 2012
    you kidding me i seen like saw game dead rising 2 and prototype 2 which has gore lots of it dead island as well australia let it thru but why not walking dead
  • edited April 2012
    what the hell? why did they half way put it up in the psn store for then? that is just EVIL! and I thought we have been approved R rated games in Aus.. If we dont end up getting it in the psn store will there be a hard copy release once all the episodes come out, in the UK or US at least?
  • edited April 2012
    So, us Kiwi's are punished for Australia's archaic rating system, even though we have our own separate censorship system that has a 'R' rating for video games - basically it is based on the UK system, not AU. Man, I was so hyped for this game - watched the final episodes of season 2 last night on free-to-air tv (no problems screening it on tv) and was seriously looking forward to playing Telltales' new Walking Dead game.

    But no, that wasn't to be. If this was going to be the case, why even put The Walking Dead thumbnail up on our store and get our hopes up. I'm probably taking this out on the wrong people, but feel the need to vent. Usually I'm really happy to live in NZ solely because games that are banned in Australia don't get banned here, because of the simple fact that our censors understand the need for a 'R' rated system for games.

    I'm sorry for the rant, but I needed to get that off my chest, and believe that if The Walking Dead game was sent in for certification in NZ it would be passed without question.

    My question would be is that would you be releasing The Walking Dead as a Hardcopy on disc at some point, rather than just a downloadable title, because at least, I oould import the title that way.

    Cheers Telltale Games.
  • edited April 2012
    Casamyr wrote: »
    So, us Kiwi's are punished for Australia's archaic rating system, even though we have our own separate censorship system that has a 'R' rating for video games - basically it is based on the UK system, not AU. Man, I was so hyped for this game - watched the final episodes of season 2 last night on free-to-air tv (no problems screening it on tv) and was seriously looking forward to playing Telltales' new Walking Dead game.

    But no, that wasn't to be. If this was going to be the case, why even put The Walking Dead thumbnail up on our store and get our hopes up. I'm probably taking this out on the wrong people, but feel the need to vent. Usually I'm really happy to live in NZ solely because games that are banned in Australia don't get banned here, because of the simple fact that our censors understand the need for a 'R' rated system for games.

    I'm sorry for the rant, but I needed to get that off my chest, and believe that if The Walking Dead game was sent in for certification in NZ it would be passed without question.

    My question would be is that would you be releasing The Walking Dead as a Hardcopy on disc at some point, rather than just a downloadable title, because at least, I oould import the title that way.

    Cheers Telltale Games.


    i agree with you it sucks we in australia & of course new zealand are suffering cause some one in goverment made law on games deem it bad and ban it
  • edited April 2012
    Well that really sucks.. I was looking forward to playing this on my PS3..
  • edited April 2012
    That seriously sucks for you guys. :confused:

    Seriously, that is full out retarded (not on Telltale's side). Your government should stop meddling in peoples affairs.
  • edited April 2012
    wotzaname wrote: »
    I thought we have been approved R rated games in Aus.

    It's only an "in principle" agreement at the moment, not legislated.

    Based on the play through I had on the PC, it was probably the right call by TTG - they would have at the very minimum been hit with an MA15+ if they managed to be rated at all.

    That being said, they may have already been refused classification which would explain it.
  • edited April 2012
    Well, I just saw it was in the UK store, so to all aussie's and kiwi's - I suggest you make a UK account and get it from there.
  • edited April 2012
    Mike wrote: »
    Sorry, but due to the OFLC ratings laws in Australia and New Zealand, and the fact that this is a mature game, we do not currently have plans to release the game there on consoles.

    @Mike
    I've just registered specifically to protest this decision. Can you please provide detailed reasons as to why this game will not be available in New Zealand? The OFLC body here is a completely separate entity from that of Australia (as is the country itself in case you're not aware), and unlike the latter, we have a rating system that provides for R18+ games. Why then are we not seeing a release here?
  • edited April 2012
    @Mike
    I've just registered specifically to protest this decision. Can you please provide detailed reasons as to why this game will not be available in New Zealand? The OFLC body here is a completely separate entity from that of Australia (as is the country itself in case you're not aware), and unlike the latter, we have a rating system that provides for R18+ games. Why then are we not seeing a release here?

    i agree MrPropellerhead. That is partly the reason why I registered here. I really hope we can get a release in NZ for what looks like a fantastic game - well, all the reviews I have read are raving about it at least.
  • edited April 2012
    Hey Mr propellerhead is the new zealand store the same as the australian PSN store? I'm pretty sure we all get the UK/EU content at the same time here.. if Aus/NZ store is considered as 1 store, maybe thats why you don't get a release.
  • edited April 2012
    Hero1 wrote: »
    Hey Mr propellerhead is the new zealand store the same as the australian PSN store? I'm pretty sure we all get the UK/EU content at the same time here.. if Aus/NZ store is considered as 1 store, maybe thats why you don't get a release.

    Interesting thought, and I can't be absolutely certain (at least presently) - if that's the case, and it's merely a sales/logistics issue because of regions being associated through the one store, then that would open up a whole other can of worms.
    But that still wouldn't explain non-release on Xbox Live.
  • edited April 2012
    but why do new zealand gamers have to suffer because of australian laws?? we are a completely different country,,,,
  • edited April 2012
    This is ridiculous. I bought a $30 PSN card this morning thinking I'd be able to buy the game when I get home from work - and then this happens. Now I have no idea what to do with the card.
  • edited April 2012
    snake1224 wrote: »
    This is ridiculous. I bought a $30 PSN card this morning thinking I'd be able to buy the game when I get home from work - and then this happens. Now I have no idea what to do with the card.

    "God Of War" HD collection is on sale from today if you don't have them - $27.95 for 1 & 2 - awesome games.
  • edited April 2012
    Weeksy wrote: »
    "God Of War" HD collection is on sale from today if you don't have them - $27.95 for 1 & 2 - awesome games.

    I've already played them before... thinking about the God of War Collection volume 2 now (the one with the 2 psp prequels) since I never had a chance to play them. Or maybe just save my money for future PSN releases. Probably still better than waiting for Telltale to release Walking Dead in Australia.
  • edited April 2012
    snake1224 wrote: »
    This is ridiculous. I bought a $30 PSN card this morning thinking I'd be able to buy the game when I get home from work - and then this happens. Now I have no idea what to do with the card.

    I feel for you man. I'd say pick up the second GoW bundle then - they're both pretty awesome games. Other than that i'd suggest Journey if you haven't picked that up yet. Beautiful game.
  • edited April 2012
    How is this game any worse than any of the other zombie games on PS3???
    Common TTG apply for classification...
  • edited April 2012
    If you were so concerned for the rating system in Australia, then you wouldn't allow your game for sale on Steam here. There are plenty of other games restricted on the Australian store (Manhunt, Left 4 Dead 2, NecroVision, Blood Pack DLC for Shogun2), yet you're happy to receive the full price of 5 episodes, knowing that your game does not fit within the guidelines here.

    Your high and mighty statements have made news articles, I certainly hope you're willing to refund payment to anyone from Australia that has already bought your game should it be removed from the store here.
  • edited April 2012
    Mike wrote: »
    Sorry, but due to the OFLC ratings laws in Australia and New Zealand, and the fact that this is a mature game, we do not currently have plans to release the game there on consoles.
    Absolutely gutted. Both my wife and I are big fans of the series and were very much looking forward to the xbla release in Australia. Total BS! I'm disappointed that Telltale didn't even ATTEMPT classification in OZ as other games with mature content have passed previously. Also, I feel for the New Zealanders, sucks even more for them given hey have an R rating. Did I mention this was BS?
  • edited April 2012
    Mike wrote: »
    Sorry, but due to the OFLC ratings laws in Australia and New Zealand, and the fact that this is a mature game, we do not currently have plans to release the game there on consoles.

    WOW! Just WOW! This is absolutely disgraceful telltale. I can't believe you did this. Why wasn't The Walking Dead game not even submitted for classification in Australia!? Were we not enough of an important market for you? The Walking Dead show had it's season finale here just 2 days ago. If people had seen the game pop up on the PS Store and XBL I can guarantee it would have sold. That's not the worst however. You 'half' put it up even! And then didn't give any announcement as to what was happening and instead did a simple forum post to let your fans know. That is disgraceful. Not only this but you make New Zealand suffer as well? Because of our rubbish laws they don't get the game too. Let me guess you just like everybody else treat Australia and New Zealand as the same 'useless' countries. Words can not describe how bad this decision and handling of the matter is.
  • edited April 2012
    Check this thread out. One of the producers in charge of classifications has given a couple of reasons why TWD has not been released in NZ/AUS

    http://www.telltalegames.com/forums/showthread.php?p=603776#post603776
  • edited April 2012
    Mike wrote: »
    Sorry, but due to the OFLC ratings laws in Australia and New Zealand, and the fact that this is a mature game, we do not currently have plans to release the game there on consoles.

    NZ laws very different to Australia, as with our culture, heritage, and pretty much everything!! They have only began to sort out their games ratings, thus most people in Aus I know up until now have imported them from o/seas. In New Zealand (being similar to UK ratings) we have always had R rated games.
    As an aside we don't tend to show a lot of violence on TV here, but always have shown breasts, butts and ass-cracks, unlike another country I know that uses pixelation...
    Kia kaha Christchurch quake victims!
  • edited September 2012
    The Au government has passed a law allowing rated 18+ games to be sold in Australia. I'm a really big fan of the walking dead n it is a shame that the game is not available here, your game has allot of fans hyped down under and we would all be happy if you could at least try to make the game available now, that there is a new law. I've been watching the series and have just finished season 2 when I found that a game was available I was all happy n then when I looked for it on the Xbox it told me that it wasn't available :( as a gaming industry u should understand that you would get more profit if the game was sold in australia, cos we Aussies love gaming n we would all appreciate it if you could make the game available for us.

    From an Aussie gamer :)
  • edited October 2012
    I can't express how disappointed I am in this. You guys have a huge fanbase here in Australia and New Zealand and you're simply shrugging them off like that? Many games such as Left 4 Dead were banned here but the developers actually did something so the game could be sold here for their fans. Yes the Aus. government has passed a new law allowing 18+ games but that won't come into affect until 1st January 2013 as far as I know. How is it that games way more gory than The Walking Dead such as Manhunt, L4D and many others are allowed here but not yours? Not cool guys. You don't seem to realise that this is a massive disappointment for all your fans here. And I feel sorry for the NZ gamers who cannot get the game because of Australia's sh*tty law which seems very stupid.
  • edited October 2012
    Mike wrote: »
    Sorry, but due to the OFLC ratings laws in Australia and New Zealand, and the fact that this is a mature game, we do not currently have plans to release the game there on consoles.

    Hi i'm a big fan of The Walking Dead and im living in Australia. Jw Have you heard that an R rating is coming to Australia? If so do you think that you will release it in Australia? Please say yes :P ahaha
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