While Valve have already prepared a less gory version of Left 4 Dead 2 version for Australians just in case their appeal to lift the ban of the original version fails, it's not the version they want to ever see released. However, it looks like that will be what we will be playing come November 17. An independent review has agreed with the original OFLC ruling to refuse classification for the zombie action game in its original state, which means that it cannot be sold on our shores.
"It was the Review Board's opinion that there was insufficient delineation between the depiction of general zombie figures and the human figures, as opposed to the clearly fictional 'infected' characters"
"This was a major consideration of the Review Board in determining the impact of this game on minors."
The new edited version for release in Australia will have no zombie decapitations, dismemberment, wound detail, nor will zombie bodies linger on the ground when they're taken down.