UAE bans latest Playstation 3 game

'Heavy Rain' was pulled from the shelves by officials because of its violent and sexual content.
UAE bans latest Playstation 3 game
GAME BAN: Playstations latest game has been banned from sale in the UAE because of its violent and sexual content. (Getty Images)
By Elsa Baxter
Wed 24 Feb 2010 08:05 AM

The latest Playstation 3 game ‘Heavy Rain’ has been banned from sale in the UAE because of its violent and sexual content.

The 18+ rated game was due to be released on Tuesday, but was pulled from the shelves after the National Media Council deemed it unfit for audiences, reports the Khaleej Times.

In one episode a female character is forced at gun point to strip and perform a dance at a nightclub, the paper reports.

The game was described by its publisher Quantic Dream as a psychological thriller, in which four characters follow the Origami Killer, who drowns boys aged between eight and 13.

An internal memo from Sony Gulf, cited by the paper, said the game was “conceived from the earliest stages as a genuinely adult experience. This means that it deals with strong content including blood and nudity, but treats this content in a mature and sensitive manner.”

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