State of Decay Gets R18+ Rating in Australia; Set for Launch

State of Decay Gets R18+ Rating in Australia; Begins Rollout  (Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – An initial refusal by Australia to provide a rating for the highly anticipated XBLA game State of Decay has been set aside. Game developer Undead Labs announced the move on Friday, noting its title had received an R18+ rating in the region.

“We have delivered the Australian version for that certification. We will update this post as soon as we have an estimate on delivery to you,” stated Undead Labs via a blog post.

The country had initially banned State of Decay on the basis that it contained “illicit or proscribed drug use related to incentives or rewards,” according to a report from Gamespot.

In addition to the good news for fans, developer Undead Labs also noted that a new build for both New Zealand and South Africa had completed certification.

The open world zombie game has received critical acclaim from reviewers and has been a top seller on Xbox Live Arcade since arriving just last month.