Dead Rising 3 Will Not Be Released in Germany

German gaming site Games Welt reported last night (thanks to Cheater87 for sending this in) that the BPJM (Bundeprüfstelle für Jugendgefährende Medien), Germany's entertainment software self-regulation body, has refused to rate Capcom's Xbox One launch title, Dead Rising 3, effectively banning it from release within the region.

The BPJM did not give a particular reason for the ban. Germany is particularly strict when it comes to violent video games. Developers and publishers often have to heavily modify games to get them suitable for release in Germany.

Microsoft has confirmed with Destructoid that the game will not be coming to Germany later this year

"Dead Rising 3 will not be released in Germany as part of the Xbox One launch line-up on November 22, having been unable to attain an age-rating upon review by BPJM (Bundeprüfstelle für Jugendgefährende Medien), the country's entertainment software self-regulation body," a Microsoft representative said.

"While Microsoft is disappointed with this decision, we respect the views of the review panel and have withdrawn Dead Rising 3 from Germany's Xbox One launch line-up."

Source: Games Welt

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