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Dead or Alive 3DS canned in Sweden over child porn law

Possible violation of child porn laws has Tecmo fighter pulled last minute

Nintendo and Swedish distributor Bergsala have decided not to release Tecmo's Dead or Alive Dimensions on 3D in Sweden due to concerns over the country's child pornography laws.

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Due to this decision, the game will also not be released in Norway or Denmark.

Nintendo and Bergsala told Eurogamer: "Nintendo of Europe have decided not to release the game in Sweden, for various reasons. However, they do not want to list any details regarding their decision."

Sweden has strict laws against the depiction of under-18-year-olds - real or animated - in scenes of a pornographic nature. Concerns for DOAD relate to the game's Figure Mode, which lets users position and photograph the game's characters from any angle - including female characters Kasumi, Koroke and Ayane, all of whom are under 18 according to the fiction.

Bergsala reportedly backed down on its release without dispute so as not to cause further unrest following a recent uproar in the country over the arrest of an anime translator accused of being in possession of child porn.

It's not the first time the game's 'racy' material has been called into question, with US censorship enforcing a change of box art in the States to better cover up a few inches of Kasumi's upper thigh.

[ SOURCE: Eurogamer ]

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