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Dead Rising too gory for Germany

Ban looms for the zombie game as software ratings body reacts to violent gameplay

Capcom's excellent Xbox 360 zombie splatter-fest Dead Rising may not appear in Germany, as the country's entertainment software ratings body USK (Unterhaltungssoftware Selbstkontrolle) has reportedly deemed it too violent for release.

According to at least one internet-based report, the game has actually been banned in Germany. However, a representative from Capcom Entertainment Europe informed us this morning that nothing's been confirmed as yet, although added that a ban is highly possible due to Dead Rising's extremely violent gameplay. So, er, while things are still up in the air, it seems the zombies may well be giving Germany a miss this year.

But Blighty loves nothing better than a good old bit of blood, gore and zombie dismemberment and Dead Rising claws its way out into daylight on September 8 over here.