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Vivendi's Leisure Suit Larry banned in Australia

Vivendi Universal Games' forthcoming adventure title Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude has been denied certification by Australia's main classification body, essentially banning it from sale in the country.

The Office of Film and Literature Classification (OFLC) took exception to the portrayal of sexual activity in the game, particularly in light of "obscured or implied sexual activity and obscured and partial nudity involving stylised animated characters."

The game, which has been given an 18+ rating under the PEGI voluntary classification system in Europe, follows the misadventures of the eponymous Larry as he stumbles through various romantic and sexual encounters in university.

The decision of OFLC to ban the game from Australian shelves follows only weeks after the increasingly censorious board decided to revise its original judgement on Manhunt, withdrawing classification on the game (and thus banning it) after having originally granted it an MA15+ certificate.

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Rob Fahey is a former editor of GamesIndustry.biz who spent several years living in Japan and probably still has a mint condition Dreamcast Samba de Amigo set.

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