News game The Callisto Protocol: too violent, the game has just been banned in this country
Published on 27/10/2022 at 15:31
Gore video games do not yet exist in all the countries of the world, even the cradle of the Tenth Art which is Japan. The archipelago has just purely and simply banned The Callisto Protocol: explanations.
I-gore of Hosse-gore
We know: The Callisto Protocol is an extremely violent game. This survival-horror set in a futuristic context on one of the moons of Jupiter, spiritual heir to Dead Space, offers a ruthless adventure where the biophages – monstrous enemies that were once human – show incredible animosity. There’s dismemberment all over the place, sticky corpses, endless blood. And that, it does not like in Japan.
You certainly know that all countries have their classification body, which is responsible for evaluating the content of a game to assign it an age limit and to approve its release on the territory. In France, it is the PEGI; in North America, it’s ESRB and in Japan, it’s CERO: after reviewing the content of The Callisto Protocol, the latter deemed it too violent and asked Striking Distance to change the content. And this is where there was a blockage.
The catch is that the developers refused to change anything in their baby. As they indicate on Twitter, from the game’s Japanese account, “it was decided that modifying the game to obtain a classification would not provide the experience expected by the players”. Thereby, the CERO could not validate the game… and it has therefore just been canceled in the Land of the Rising Sun.
For the rest of the world, The Callisto Protocol will be released on December 2 on PC, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series and Xbox One. We were also able to get our hands on the game: our opinion is available at this address.
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