Take-Two Appeals UK Ban on Manhunt 2 (Updated)

Exactly six weeks after Rockstar Games' Manhunt 2 (PS2, Wii, PSP) was refused British Board of Film Classification rating and thus blocked from sale in the UK, parent company Take-Two Interactive has appealed the board's decision. The company filed the appeal with the Video Game Appeals Committee yesterday, the deadline to take such action.

The VAC will appoint an appeal date and a panel to judge the appeal. If the appeal is upheld, the game will be given a rating and permitted to be sold on store shelves. "Rejecting a work is a very serious action and one which we do not take lightly," said BBFC director David Cooke when the board's decision was announced. "To issue a certificate to Manhunt 2, on either platform, would involve a range of unjustifiable harm risks, to both adults and minors."

News of the appeal was first reported by UK publication MCV.

Update: Take-Two released the following statement to Shacknews: "Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. confirmed today that Rockstar Games has appealed the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) decision that prohibited the release of any version of Manhunt 2 in Britain."