…is that the PC version was rated M (all have been “M” except for Halo Wars) with the inclusion of “partial nudity”.
Well, it turns out that Cortana didn’t have a holograph-malfunction, nor is there a secret Grunt Bachelor Party.
“Halo 2 for Windows Vista | Microsoft | Mature: Blood and Gore, Language, Partial Nudity, Violence | Windows PC ”
Now, being a teenage boy I would have noticed the partial nudity in my many playthroughs of #2. So, where is it?
It turns out that when the amalgam scene specification (or .ass) was run through a Halo 2 tool, an error would occur. Now, just the .ass shouldn’t have gotten on the ESRB’s nerve. What did was the picture of a man’s ass. I’m guessing a Bungie employee’s ass.
Speaking on condition of anonymity, a source says this was bugged but it was pushed off due to time constraints. Considering that this actually pushed the re-release date BACK a month, you’d think they would have just deleted the image…