After the BBFC declared that Manhunt 2 would never be released in its current state, or indeed without “significant changes”, Rockstar have decided to go back to the drawing board with Manhunt. Or is that the kitchen chopping board?
In an unprecedented move, Rockstar have today announced that Manhunt 2 will not be released, but there is good news — Panhunt will be released in its place.
Panhunt will follow the misadventures of Head Chef Billy Chopsticks as he goes about his daily business of cooking meals for his doting public. In typical videogame style, the beginning of Panhunt sees Billy losing everything he owned — his world-renowned restaurant, his gorgeous wife, and most crucially — his razor sharp cutting implements.
But, Rockstar have said, this won’t be a typical case of rags to riches, rather a case of “rags to prettier rags”.
In a fashion now typical of the pioneering Rockstar, Panhunt will be a free-roaming action adventure game set in the idyllic fictional city of Wokefield.
Rockstar added “Wokefield is one of those places that looks idyllic on the outside, but has a much darker underbelly that’s just itching to be discovered”.
Unfortunately the press release didn’t reveal much else, but we’re waiting eagerly like little eager things to hear more. When we get it, you’ll hear it.
In a related note, The Wokefield Alliance of Senior Diners (WASD) are already rumored to have filed a complaint of the highest order to the BBFC. Will we see Rockstar’s new game get panned too?
PLEASE NOTE: For all the silly people out there, this isn’t true. Yep. Surprise surprise. Rockstar aren’t making a game about a chef, they’re not that stupid. Although I don’t doubt that if they did, it would be great. Look what they did with table tennis.