Wolfenstein: The New Order Gets Censored in Germany and Austria

May 6, 2014Written by Jason Dunning


Just like South Park: The Stick of Truth before it, Wolfenstein: The New Order will be censored in Germany and, “on the basis of legal advice and industry standard practice,” Austria.

As the use of Nazi content is prohibited in Germany, Bethesda has censored the physical and digital versions of the game, but makes sure to say, “Please note that the adaptation is in respect of Nazi content only, and although there are some legally required differences, the levels of violence and action remain the same as in the international version.”

To stop anyone from importing an uncensored digital PC version, Bethesda added that they will be geo-locked so that they cannot be activated within Germany.

Bethesda then said:

Wolfenstein: The New Order is a fictional story set in an alternate universe in the 1960′s. Names, characters, organizations, locations and events are either imaginary or depicted in a fictionalized manner. The story and contents of this game are not intended to and should not be construed in any way to condone, glorify or endorse the beliefs, ideologies, events, actions, persons or behavior of the Nazi regime or to trivialize its war crimes, genocide and other crimes against humanity.

Wolfenstein: The New Order will be released on May 20th for the PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC.

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