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Dec 01 2012
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Sorry Germany - No Dead Island: Riptide for You

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Sorry to all those in Germany, but Dead Island: Riptide is a no-go for publishing due to some annoying laws and the lack of a censored version of the game.

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Sebastian Reichert, creative producer of Dead Island: Riptide, told PCGamesN why the game will not be published in Germany: “We have no censored version of the game, so we cannot release it in Germany.  It feels […] awkward to have one of the most successful games in years and nobody in your country knows it.”

As to why there would have to be a censored version of Dead Island: Riptide to qualify for German release, it’s because German laws prohibit violence against human-like characters.  The original Dead Island was banned in Germany due to portrayed attacks on zombies, which was basically viewed s the mutilation of corpses.

Reichert said he believes that the German laws are unfair, saying: “At the moment, I'm really confused that you can buy Gears of War 3 in stores in Germany, but not Dead Island. Because, where's the difference? [The enemies in Gears of War 3] are human-like, and [players] can do things to them. That's in stores.”

Dead Island: Riptide will be released in April 2013 for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360, but not in Germany.

Thoughts on the German law?

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Re: Sorry Germany - No Dead Island: Riptide for You

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I feel bad about the people who wanted to try this in Germany. They are missing out on a potentially good game.

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Re: Sorry Germany - No Dead Island: Riptide for You

Dec 2, 2012

That German law seems strange to me. But, oh well...what do I know. The German Government knows the people of Germany a lot better than I do.

 

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