Dead Rising 3 Not Being Released in Germany

Angie Santiago of SpawnFirst reports: "Unfortunately for German fans of the Dead Rising series, Dead Rising 3 will not be released in their country. According to German gaming news site Gameswelt, the game was not well received by the Federal Department for Media Harmful to Young Persons and therefore was not granted the right to be sold. It is currently unknown why they denied the game’s release but one can assume that they may have found the game too gruesome for younger audiences. Microsoft had nothing to say regarding the issue."

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malokevi1929d ago (Edited 1929d ago )

Well, that sucks. If Germany wont take it, what are the chances that Australia will?

People who cant get it should be able to get their hands on it some how. Europe is pretty small, can't imagine shipping over the border costs too much.

To me... there is a bright side to this story. It means that DR3 is obviously too awesome for bureaucrats. Apparently dressing up as a giant lizard and slicing zombies into pieces with hook hands isn't wholesome enough for the perpetrators of the greatest wars in history.

....which means its gotta be bloody.... bloody!

ohiostatesman1929d ago

Dead Rising 3 is a day one purchase for me.

JokesOnYou1929d ago (Edited 1929d ago )

malokevi, bro why add that kind of off topic insult at the end. Its things like that which make it hard to converse in less hostile environment and dont get me wrong Im the last one who wants us all to agree, hold hands and play nice but thats a pretty inflammatory shot at Germans. Sure their forefathers did some terrible things but thats the past and of course most Germans are great people who had no part in that. Also I'm one of the most patriotic Americans you will meet and although I think Americas great deeds are often overlooked lets remember Americas history is not without its atrocities. Not sure where you're from but most countries past arent all roses. I was just saying earlier today how sonyfanboys are the worst but that type of comment is also very uneccessary. Be critical, even negative if you like but this is gaming lets keep it about that. Im no moral authority Im just saying we should try to maintain a level of respect.

KUV19771929d ago

Importing an uncut-version from Austria does not cost a cent if the game is over 50 bucks. The real problem is for people who want to switch to pure digital - like me. It's really annoying that German adults are treated like kids as far as this goes.

malokevi1929d ago

Very true, I didn't consider that. Hopefully there will be an appeal. I, like you, plan to get all my games digital in the coming generation.

torchic1929d ago

"Europe is pretty small"

malokevi1929d ago (Edited 1929d ago )

Compared to my homeland it is but a blip.

Edit: taking a peek at both your posting histories, it's easy to see why you come to an Xbox article armed with negativity. Keep it up, debbie downers!

blackmanone1929d ago (Edited 1929d ago )

Malokevi, unless you're Canadian I don't see how that's true.

Golden_Mud1929d ago

Australia actually have a lot of opportunity to get the game after that R18

DrJones1929d ago

Hundreds of millions live there. That's not small.

malokevi1929d ago

Population and land mass are two different things. You knew what I meant, don't play cute.

blackmanone1929d ago (Edited 1929d ago )

Europe: 10,180,000 km²

Canada: 9,984,670 km²

Is THAT what you meant, lol. It's larger than the largest country in the world. But it's still a blip to you?

Nevermind, I know what you meant. You were talking out of your bum :). You know, when you don't know what you're talking about, it's best to not talk at all :)

ShaunCameron1929d ago

@ blackmanone

Canada's actually the 2nd largest country in the world. Russia is the 1st.

Bathyj1929d ago

Australia will still get it. Were not quite as uptight as Germany.

fossilfern1929d ago

Ehhh Europe is quite a big place, but yes between EU members its easy to ship things. The Germans could just get a French copy.

badz1491929d ago

French? why? Austria will get the Xbone on launch day too, so considering their language is the same, it makes more sense to import the game from Austria rather than France.

fossilfern1929d ago

Your right I forgot Austria was a first tier country for Xbox One. Yes I know Austria speaks german but like most games bought it Europe it will have language options I'm sure.

dotarray1929d ago

It's already been rated R18+ in Australia - :)

MightyNoX1929d ago

You poor Aussies ALWAYS get the shaft, whether its pricing or content. *sympathy high-five*

BallsEye1929d ago

Europe small? It got more than twice as much population as USA lol (3 times more with russia). In addition, Russia is actually part of Europe and just Russia alone is 2x bigger than USA. If that's not big then I don't know what is.

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ziggurcat1929d ago

probably too violent? i know germany has some pretty strict rules/laws on video game violence.

Kevin263851929d ago

That is what I thought. GTA V made it into Germany though right?

It is probably because of the over the top nature of Dead Rising 3. Countless causalities in a short amount of time...even though they are zombies.

ziggurcat1929d ago

as far as i can tell, there's no gory, overly bloody violence in GTA V, which is probably why they allowed it (GTA V) in germany.

BattleReach1929d ago

@Ziggurcat you remember the Jay Norris Head Exploding and Trevor Torture scene's, don't you?

GusBricker1929d ago

Couldn't you guys just import it?

GiantEnemyCrab1929d ago

I was going to say the same thing. Since the console and games are region free you should be able to import it.

admiralvic1929d ago

You can, but it's also a costly solution.

Thats MSRP + Mark Up + Shipping and could easily end up costing you 20 - 40% more than the locals are paying.

PixelNinja1929d ago

Just a quick word to Germans who really want to play this, "Region Free" Nudge, Nudge, Wink, Wink.

OrangePowerz1929d ago

Bloody hell it`s not supposed for younger audiences. When will those countries stop to babysit grown up people by telling them what they can and can`t buy?

Pintheshadows1929d ago

I'd be careful criticising Germany if I were you.

OrangePowerz1929d ago

Why? I`m from Germany, but gladly moved away years ago to not having to deal with crap like that anymore. I remember when we had awesome green blood, C&C games with Robot soldiers and C&C Generals even the Generals have been turned into Robots and many many more things. They should worry about real problems and not what games I`m allowed to buy openly in a shop because they don`t think parents are good enough at parenting to keep kids away from games they shouldn`t play.

Pintheshadows1929d ago (Edited 1929d ago )

I knew I should of put jk.

But I agree, these things are stupid. And I didn't know about C&C Generals. That is both sad and amusing all at once.

I still think the issue is the widespread stigma around gaming. Give it two decades and it won't exist anymore as the people who fear it will be gone or in homes claiming that the nurses are stealing their money.

Yeah, I do that all the time Fullmetal. I can't get out of the habit sadly.

FullmetalRoyale1929d ago

You should "of" typed HAVE.


esemce1929d ago (Edited 1929d ago )

Yeah aldults trying to censor other adults is unforgivable, it's basically taking freedoms from others.
Seems Nazis are still in power in Germany.

I also don't know why so many people have faith in Knack, it looks way to simple for anyone above the age of 10 looks like it will get boring fast.

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