D3 Publisher and PQube’s Omega Labyrinth Z won’t be seeing the light of day on Australian retailer shelves. The game was recently refused classification from the ratings boards on February 2nd, 2018, which means it’s banned from being sold out in the open from the standard front-facing consumer retailer.
The game’s classification refusal was spotted by Censored Gaming, who did a quick video about the rating refusal.
The actual entry is available for viewing over on the official Australian Classification Board’s website, where they give the reasons for the rating refusal…
“The computer game is classified RC in accordance with the National Classification Code, Computer Games Table, 1. (a) as computer games that “depict, express or otherwise deal with matters of sex, drug misuse or addiction, crime, cruelty, violence or revolting or abhorrent phenomena in such a way that they offend against the standards of morality, decency and propriety generally accepted by reasonable adults to the extent that they should not be classified,” and (b) “describe or depict in a way that is likely to cause offence to a reasonable adult, a person who is, or appears to be, a child under 18 (whether the person is engaged in sexual activity or not).”
Much like Valkyrie Drive: Bhikkhuni and Criminal Girls 2, Censored Gaming presumes that the loli-style characters in Omega Labyrinth Z is what caused the game to get hit with the ratings refusal from the Australian Classification Board.
Hilariously enough, Omega Labyrinth Z has already been out and available for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita since last July in 2017 for Japanese gamers. So plenty of people have seen what the game has to offer and there was no outcry or social media campaigns centered around trying to get the game pulled off shelves.
Omega Labyrinth Z is expected to launch in late June of this year in Europe, and so it makes sense why PQube attempted to get the game rated for release in the Oceania region by submitting for a classification rating from the Australian Classification Board, but they didn’t bite; the boobs, however, won’t be seeing the light of day on retail shelves.
The good part is that Australian gamers can still import the game from Europe, Japan, or the general Asia version release that oftentimes land in South Korea, Hong Kong, or the Philippines via outlets like Play-Asia.