The game too rude for Australians
GENITAL Jousting, the new game from Broforce developer Free Lives, will not be released in Australia or New Zealand, according to publisher Devolver Digital.
The game's Steam page does not load in AU/NZ territories, and Devolver confirmed its decision via a tweet.
Quick Genital Jousting notes:— Devolver Digital (@devolverdigital) November 17, 2016
- prohibited on Twitch
- not for sale in Australia and NZ
- extremely erotic, play at your own risk
In a statement to Kotaku, Devolver further explained that it is "proactively saving [itself] time from a likely ban in those territories based on previous games banned for similar content."
Announced last week, the innuendo-laden multiplayer party game sees players controlling detached penises and manoeuvring them into holes.
Numerous games have been banned in Australia and/or New Zealand for graphic violent and/or sexual content; Devolver clearly believes the penile gameplay of Genital Jousting is enough to guarantee a ratings rejection.
Hotline Miami 2 was one notable case, with the developer subsequently telling Australian would-be buyers to pirate the game.
Given that the classifications process costs money, it's unsurprising Devolver would give it a pass.
Meanwhile, VPN software and services are available online, should players wish to explore their nether regions in new and exciting ways.