It seems that our Australian friends will not have a chance to try out Starbreeze’s take on the Bullfrog property Syndicate. The reason for this is because the ratings board for Australia has been refused classification which means that it has been banned from being sold in stores altogether. You can find the statement here which was posted up today.
Unfortunately the Classification Board of Australia does not go into detail as to what was so inappropriate for Australian consumers and EA has yet to make a statement themselves, though we can expect to hear something from the company within the next week or so. Still, this may not be a death sentence for EA’s Syndicate, as they could either appeal the decision or censor the title’s offensive content to try and remove the offensive content.