The notoriously strict German ratings board has banned Capcom’s Dead Rising 3.
The move seriously dents Microsoft’s Xbox One launch plans in the country, robbing it of a key exclusive title. It’s not really a surprise, however, seeing as the first two games suffered a similar fate.
"Dead Rising 3 will not be released in Germany as part of the Xbox One launch line-up on November 22nd having been unable to attain an age-rating upon review by BPjM, the country’s entertainment software self-regulation body," a Microsoft rep told Destructoid.
"While Microsoft is disappointed with this decision, we respect the views of the review panel and have withdrawn Dead Rising 3 from Germany’s Xbox One launch line-up.
Dead Rising 3 will still be available in all other launch markets on 22 November 2013. Beyond that, we have no further comment.”