Activision’s upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops has undergone a few changes in order to appease German censors.
• A scene where an enemy is shot in slow motion with copious amounts of gore has been toned down for the German release.
• A torture scene involving a prisoner has been completely eliminated from the German version.
• The song Sympathy for the Devil by Mick Jagger has been removed.
• No explosions that lead to limb loss.
• Removal of what Germany deems ‘anti-constitutional symbols’.
The last term, “anti-constitutional symbols,” most likely refers to any Nazi-themed imagery in the game, while the removal of the Rolling Stones song was probably due to the mention of the term “blitzkrieg,” in the song’s lyrics:
I rode a tank
Held a general’s rank
When the Blitzkrieg raged
And the bodies stank
The song was actually co-written by Jagger and Keith Richards.