Update: Contrary to our previous report, Mortal Kombat: Komplete Edition is slated for submission. Kamidogu.com are reporting confirmation from Warner Brothers Entertainment Australia, who've declared their intention to resubmit the game.

Original Story: Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge has become the first video game to be rated R18+ in Australia, per the official introduction of the long awaited Adult Rating.

IGN reported the event last week, with an announcement coming via Australian Classification Board Director, Lesley O'Brien. The WiiU title was classified Restricted for 'High impact bloody violence' -- a classification example relevant to Mortal Kombat, which was infamously refused classification at the beginning of 2011 [full story].

Games refused classification prior to the 2013 R18+ rating must be resubmitted by publishers to be reclassified. Submissions carry a fee for publishers, who cannot have an item reclassified until two years have passed since the first ruling. Submission is mandatory in Australia, enforced by federal law.

Mortal Kombat Online can report there are currently no known active submissions for a reclassification of Mortal Kombat in Australia. Update: This information can now be debunked as Warner Brothers Entertainment Australia confirm intention to resubmit.

A representative of NetherRealm Studios told us he hasn't heard anything about a resubmission at this time. It has been nearly two years since the original ruling against Mortal Kombat, which was challenged unsuccessfully. The PlayStation Vita release was Refused Classification in May of 2012, but to the best of our knowledge, the console Komplete Edition was not submitted. This may be a vestige of hope for those hoping Warner Brothers attempt a release.

Always popular down under; the 2011 Mortal Kombat reboot marked the first time the series was ever Refused Classification in Australia. Despite a reported crackdown by Customs Officials, the game fuelled a growing trend of international imports into the country. The guidelines of the R18+ rating still has its share of critics, who may note a history of inconsistency, among other issues.

Mortal Kombat Online will continue to monitor for updates in the region. Injustice: Gods Among Us is all but guaranteed safe entry into Australia later this year. NetherRealm Studios' Creative Director Ed Boon was down under last September to promote the developers' return to AU.