The ESRB has made Deep Silver remove a red stain from Risen 2: Dark Waters‘ box art. This stain will go from red to turquoise, owing to the North American rating board’s stance on cover imagery that could represent blood.
Here’s what I find especially silly about censoring a violent game’s cover — surely it’s a good thing to give a taste of the content on the cover. Idiot parents would have an easier time telling the kid-friendly games from the brutal ones if there was blood and bodies all over the boxes.
Oh wait, I forgot. If a three-year-old glances at a bit of red on a drawing, it will instantly stab its mother in the womb and activate the suicide bomb strapped to its chest. Silly me.
ESRB Takes The Red Out Of Risen 2’s Cover [Game Informer]