Dead Rising 3 will not be sold in Germany

When there's no more room left in Hell, Dead Rising still won't be allowed in Germany. Destructoid reports that Xbox One launch title Dead Rising 3 has been refused classification by the German entertainment software self-regulation body, much like the other games in the zombie-killing series.

"While Microsoft is disappointed with this decision, we respect the views of the review panel and have withdrawn Dead Rising 3 from Germany’s Xbox One launch line-up," Microsoft said in a statement to Destructoid. "Dead Rising 3 will still be available in all other launch markets on 22 November 2013. Beyond that, we have no further comment.”

The panel found both Dead Rising 1 and 2 to be too violent for classification, in effect banning their sale within Germany. It seems the same has occurred with Dead Rising 3 which, to be fair, is at least as violent as its dismemberment-happy predecessors.

Players can still import the game, but it's one less launch title for German Xbox One early adopters.

Connor Sheridan

I got a BA in journalism from Central Michigan University - though the best education I received there was from CM Life, its student-run newspaper. Long before that, I started pursuing my degree in video games by bugging my older brother to let me play Zelda on the Super Nintendo. I've previously been a news intern for GameSpot, a news writer for CVG, and now I'm a staff writer here at GamesRadar.