'Dead or Alive: Dimensions' (3DS) Banned In Scandinavia

Dead or Alive: Dimensions will incorporate a 'Chronicle Mode' feature, which acts as a story mode in the game. The 3DS's touch screen will be used for executing special fighting moves for your character, while the top screen would be used for displaying the fight.

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LightofDarkness2802d ago

Oh god,I didn't know the girls in the game are meant to be under eighteen. That's pretty gross. Tomonobu Itagaki should seek help.

gamingdroid2802d ago

You do know that before we established laws for minors, people used to get married when they were 15?

Just to put it in perspective. Also teenagers tend to have their first sexual encounter far earlier than 18....

I find it ironic that it is Scandinavia that is banning the game, usually Australia and the US would ban the game first.

LightofDarkness2802d ago (Edited 2802d ago )

I'm pretty sure it's alway been frowned upon to publicly sexualize minors. The marriage thing is obvious, although those laws changed for a reason, and really the age of consent here 17 for girls. But I'm in my mid 20s, I don't really find girls under the age of 20-21 attractive any more.

gamingdroid2802d ago

Depends on your definition of *minors*. Obviously it wasn't when marriage at 15 was common....

That said, most of these game characters might be young in their fictional age. Reality is that they look nothing like an average minor and more like a well developed 18-20 year old. I really don't see the issue.

midgard2272802d ago

gaming droid you are completely correct. People are just closed minded and don't think. I mean the whole "Having to be 18" thing started like 50 years ago. It was normal for a 40 year old dude to marry a 13 year, the girl didnt even have a choice most of the time with arranged marriages and such. The body is made to have intercourse when you hit puberty.

we only label 18 as the age because no one wants their kid to drop out of school because they got knocked up. not 13 is still to young to me, but honestly a woman finishes developing at 16-17 so obviously they look attractive to any male.

now if you are into 13 and under you are sick.

but this being a videogame and them saying its bad because the characters are 16 or 17, but it would be ok if the number in their profile said 18. makes no sense

andron2802d ago (Edited 2802d ago )

Bergsala, the nordic distributor of the game, got scared because a translator of Manga in Sweden got fined for possession of child pornography. All the supposed child pornography pictures were manga drawings.

More here:

The game isn't banned per se as nothing is stopping people from importing it, the nordic distributor just didn't want to release it and face possible prosecution in Sweden on the same charges as the translator.

Why they chose to not distribute in the rest of the nordic countries is beyond me though. The game has already gotten past PEGI with a 16 rating for violence and it's only in Sweden there would be a problem at the moment...

PSjesus2802d ago

Mary mother of Jesus got engaged when she was 12....
and in many countries esp Asia and m.east people get married when they are 15 or younger.

gamerbest2802d ago

they are doing it worthlessly