BBFC considers Manhunt 2 legal action

The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) is considering legal action to prevent Manhunt 2 from securing a release in the UK.

Following yesterday’s announcement by the Video Appeals Committee (VAC) forcing the BBFC to reconsider its effective ban on the title, the organisation has now warned it may take action against the game.

“We need to see the judgement papers from the VAC case before we even consider giving Manhunt 2 a rating,” said BBFC spokesperson, Sue Clark.

“If we spot anything problematic, we may decide to take our case to the High Court as a judicial review, which would lead to Manhunt 2’s release being frozen in the UK.

“Our main concern is to ensure a lawful outcome. It needs to be the right decision within the UK’s legal framework – which will be the right decision in the public interest.”

Rockstar Games – the producers of the title – secured a victory at the VAC forcing the BBFC to classify the game, and allowing it to be released.

Without this the game cannot hit the shelves.