Telltale Games has crushed hopes and dreams this morning by confirming The Walking Dead -- based on the popular comics of the same name -- will not be released on PS3 or Xbox 360 in Australia.
Strangely, they cite classification concerns, and yet it is available to download right now, in Australia, on Steam.
"Sorry, but due to the OFLC ratings laws in Australia and New Zealand, and the fact that this is a mature game, we do not currently have plans to release the game there on consoles," a rep wrote on the official Telltale forums.
As it stands, it hasn't been refused classification and doesn't even appear to have been classified (resulting in a murky grey area surrounding its Steam release without an obvious Australian classification).
We've been playing it all morning in the MMGN office, and don't think there's much to risk. Unless something crazy happens in the final hour of the game, it should easily satisfy the requirements for an MA15+ rating.
By Ben Salter - Tweet @Ben_Salter