Well, they did it….and just before Halloween, just like they said they would. Madmind Studios has released an uncut, unrated variation of their artsy trip to hell known as Agony. Some suspected it couldn’t be done, but Madmind proved them all wrong. It’s out.
Under the contract Madman had with their publisher, they could not release the version of Agony they’d originally intended, as the content was strong enough to earn an AO rating — the retail kiss of death. Instead of re-submitting their new Director’s Cut, Madman will simply publish it themselves unrated. Currently only the PC market allows for this loophole.
Agony Unrated has:
Improved quality of character models and textures,
New types of threats – Traps,
New types of environmental threats,
New types of static opponents,
A new, more extensive and useful character development system,
Normal Mode and Hard Mode with more opponents and puzzles,
Completely new type of environment – the Forest, added to the procedurally generated Agony Mode, which now also includes additional traps and boss fights,
8 different endings in the Story Mode,
Possibility to follow the story mode as a Sukkub,
Sukkub Mode and Agony Mode are unlocked at the first start of the game,
Many new, uncensored scenes,
Black and red image filter, inspired by the Agony trailers,
World map and minimap,
The possibility of setting up a fire and killing some opponents as a martyr,
New and modified paths for the player,
Numerous technical improvements to the basic version of the game and much more.
Agony is also coming to Nintendo Switch — the rated version. Look for it on the device before 2018 ends. Madman mentions in their PR statement that “We will try to get a contract with the publisher who will agree to issue a limited number of copies of the boxed game, both on PS4 and Xbox One. The release of the game in a box version is the only option for the production with the ‘Adult Only’ age rating to appear on consoles.” We’re not sure they know what they’re talking about. Physical or digital, neither Sony nor Microsoft will allow AO games.
Don’t hold your breath for this version of Agony Unrated to ever show up on consoles. But it is now, officially, out there on PC. And it looks like this (trailer NSFW).