Publisher suspends release of violent "Manhunt 2" video game

UNDATED (AP) -- The publisher of the violent video game "Manhunt 2" has suspended the release of the game because of an ongoing ratings controversy in the U-S and a ban in Britain and Ireland.

New York-based Take-Two Interactive Software says it made the decision because it meeds to "review its options." But the company says it stands by the game.

The game had previously been scheduled for a July tenth release in the United States for play on systems made by Nintendo and Sony.

But critics have said they are concerned with the game's content, which depicts the escape of an amnesiac scientist and a psychotic killer from an asylum and their subsequent killings.

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