Darksiders, Dante’s Inferno and God of War 3 share more in common than just gameplay styles and a similar release window – their heavy dose of religious referencing is likely to see all three skip a release in the Middle East.
Speaking of Dante’s Inferno, EA stated that is had “decided not to release Dante’s Inferno in the Middle East after an evaluation process which is based on consumer tastes, preferences, platform mix and other factors”, according to GamesLatest.
Similar concerns have already lead to THQ’s Darksiders being blocked from release in the region by the UAE’s National Media Council, though the regulator never officially stated the reasons for its decision.
The original God of War was also banned by the UAE, and whilst there’s not yet been official word concerning God of War III, a release is looking quite unlikely.
Middle Eastern gamers looking for a dose of high quality third person hack ‘n’ slash action are, at least, able to get their hands on Sega’s Bayonetta.