Valve and EA have secured the release of Left 4 Dead 2 in Australia after removing content deemed too violent by the country s rating board, reports  The decision comes after Australia s Office of Film and Literature Classification initially rejected the title as inappropriate for the country s most mature game rating of MA15+.  Australian officials had also rejected the notion that the country should consider introducing a higher mature rating equivalent to 18+ ratings in U.S. and Europe.

Changes for the most part remove mutilations, wound details and effects such as blood splatters and dead bodies remaining on the screen.  Valve has stated that the original ruling is still under appeal with a decision expected later this month, calling the edited version a back up plan.