Dead Island: Riptidecreative producer Sebastian Reichert has revealed that the game will not be available in Germany, and he’s none too happy about the situation.
Reichert stated in an interview:
“We have no censored version of the game, so we cannot release it in Germany. It feels (…) awkward to have one of the most successful games in years and nobody in your country knows it.”
The banning is unsurprising, since the original Dead Island was also banned in Germany. According to the German USK, Dead Island and its sequel were banned for violence against human-like characters. Essentially, mutilation of corpses.
However, Reichert noted a double standard.
“At the moment, I’m really confused that you can buy Gears of War 3 in stores in Germany, but not Dead Island. Because, where’s the difference? (The enemies in Gears of War 3) are human-like, and (players) can do things to them. That’s in stores.”
Dead Island: Riptide is due to be released on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on the April 26, 2013.
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