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Let's face it, Koei Tecmo isn't known for dabbling in overly violent or decidedly mature games, so it's no wonder that Berserk fans have been pondering the publisher's position on Berserk, the upcoming action title that's based on the manga and anime property.

If you know Berserk, then you'll know that it's not for the faint of heart; it's dark fantasy through and through, embracing incredibly gory battles as well as scenes of a sexual nature. With that in mind, many fans have been hoping that developer Omega Force's adaptation will stay true to the source material - but that doesn't sound like it's going to happen.

Speaking to Japanese publication Gamer, translated by Play-Asia, Koei Tecmo president Hisashi Koinuma reveals that the title won't carry an 18+ rating. He explains that this is company policy, and the publisher never plans on releasing a Z (18+) rated title in Japan.

However, that doesn't mean bloody combat is out of the question. Koinuma goes on to mention Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage, which featured exploding body parts and, as far as we can remember, a moderate amount of blood. Better than nothing, right?

Are you happy with this decision, or would you rather have a game that sticks wholeheartedly to the original manga's mature elements? Try not to start a bloodbath in the comments section below.

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