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Dead or Alive canceled due to Swedish child porn law?


12:20 PM on 05.23.2011
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We have a very weird story coming from Sweden. Dead or Alive: Dimensions has been canceled in Sweden, Norway and Denmark by Nintendo, and fear of violating a child pornography law has been named as the chief cause. 

Although Nintendo refused to give an official reason for the cancellation, the decision comes following a fan's concern that Dimensions' depiction of big-breasted teenagers risk breaking the law. Swedish law dictates that nobody under the age of eighteen -- be they real or not -- are to be depicted in any sort of pornographic situation. 

Kasumi, Koroke and Ayane are all under that age, and can be posed and photographed in the game's saucy "Figure Mode." An online forum poster first noticed the potential violation, which could see Nintendo charged with distributing child porn -- even though local police, when contacted, said that evidence of such a crime was "inconclusive." 

I can see no other reason for such an odd cancellation though. Nintendo has apologized and called the situation, "Extremely unusual," but it won't give us any solid details. Very odd situation indeed. I just don't know why it would kill Japanese people to simply say these people are older. They look like kids anyway, do they really keep having to skirt the line this close?

Nordic Dead or Alive release ruined [Eurogamer]






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