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.”For all the latest retail news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.
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