The upcoming revamped retro brawler (which some of you may remember on the Mega Drive) Splatterhouse is indeed going to be a very violent game. So violent that the German classification board has refused to give the game a classification of any sort, essentially dooming Germany to a Splatterhouse free existence. First of all let me state that is is ridiculous, as all the the violence is clearly over the top and not meant to be taken seriously. I will also state that the German classification board is made up of a bunch of old people who have no idea how to have fun.
Sadly, I wasn’t surprised as Germany is usually strict on videogames that dare to have a little gore in them. Hopefully one day Germany will get a system like PEGI which actually understands games. At the moment however all I can do is give my condolences to the German gamers who’ll be missing out on this innocent little gore-fest.