Splatterhouse denied classification in Germany

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.

[Source: Destructoid]

Readers Comments (7)

  1. I would be pissed if I lived in Germany. I believe Condemned was also banned over there and I loved that game. They do make amazing potato salad though so maaaaaaaybe that makes up for the lack of overly gory games.

  2. wow that is pretty ridiculous. i have this sucker reserved and can’t wait to stare at the statue I’ll receive of Rick’s mask. good stuff. I smell a worthwhile import, my friendly german friends. Especially since you can unlock the original trilogy within the game.

  3. “the statue I’ll receive of Rick’s mask”

    Wait… when did this happen?!

  4. Fuck. You Americans get all the cool shit.
    First Sonic hats now this!

  5. [Insert something controversial about over-the-top violence and the Holocaust]

  6. [And tasty potato salad]

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