Survival horror Dead Space
has been banned in Germany, Japan and China, according to comments attributed to Electronic Arts community manager Andrew Green.
Consumer website Destructoid says that according to Green, the game is banned in all three countries
, presumably over concerns over the high levels of violence. Although EA has not traditionally been associated with explicitly violent titles, Dead Space
producer Chuck Beaver recently spoke to Gamasutra
concerning the challenges involved in making a push for less family-friendly arenas.
It is unclear whether EA will seek to censor the game in order to have it published in all territories, with company representatives unavailable for comment at time of press.
Unusually, the game has had its North American release date pushed forward twice on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, most recently from October 24th to October 14th. The PC version is due on October 20th.