505 Games confirmed it won't publish its controversial horror title, Rule Of Rose, in the UK, which was due for release last Friday.
The game has recently received criticism from Franco Frattini, the European justice and security commissioner, over its violent content.
"Following discussions with our retail and publishing partners, 505 Games has taken the decision not to publish Rule of Rose in the UK at this time," said the publisher.
The game is set in 1930s England and concerns a young girl abducted at a country orphanage, who is forced to obey the occult rules of her captors. 505 Games had invited its critics to play the game for themselves and reiterated the fact the game was judged suitable by the video game ratings boards.