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Strewth! Aussie accent confirmed for Mad Max game

Aussie fans emerge victorious after taking game developer Avalanche Studios to the Thunderdome for plans to give Max an American accent in the game version of the classic Australian film.

Screenshot by Michelle Starr/CNET Australia

One of the surprise announcements of E3 this year was an open-world action adventure game set in the same post-apocalyptic universe of the "Mad Max" film series.

There was just one problem: Max had a generic American accent. Deliberately so.

One of the Australian journalists shown the game, Stephen Farrelly from AusGamers, was less than impressed, and quickly kicked off an online petition to give Max back a proper "Strine" sound.

Tuesday morning, Christofer Sundberg, founder and executive producer of Avalanche Studios, capitulated to the fan outcry. He tweeted:

The petition currently has 2,883 signatures -- a small amount in terms of fan base, but obviously a vocal crew when it came to social media.

There's no word on who will voice the iconic role in the upcoming games, so feel free to suggest voice actors in the comments below.

(Source: CNET Australia)