Capcom’s upcoming Xbox One exclusive, Dead Rising 3, has been denied a rating by Germany’s rating board, the Unterhaltungssoftware Selbstkontrolle. The news was revealed on German gaming website Games Welt and has since been confirmed by Destructoid.
“Dead Rising 3 will not be released in Germany as part of the Xbox One launch line-up on Nov. 22 having been unable to attain an age-rating upon review by BPjM (Bundeprüfstelle für jugendgefährende Medien), the country’s entertainment software self-regulation body,” a Microsoft representative 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“While Microsoft is disappointed with this decision, we respect the views of the review panel and have withdrawn Dead Rising 3 from Germany’s Xbox One launch line-up.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.”
This shouldn’t come as a surprise, both Dead Rising and Dead Rising 2 were denied releases in Germany before. Video game violence is usually put under harsher scrutiny in the European country.