Report: Dead Or Alive: Dimensions Is Kiddy Porn In Sweden?

The 3DS's line-up is slimmer in Sweden. Fighting game Dead or Alive: Dimensions isn't currently on the website for Bergasala, a Nintendo game distributor. There might be a good reason for that.

Bergsala's Patrik Johansson told Swedish website GameReactor, "Nintendo of Europe has due to various reasons decided not to distribute the game in Sweden. They do not want to go into details, but state it is due to several reasons. Thus, unfortunately I cannot declare Nintendo's reasoning regarding the matter."

Apparently, the reasoning is that the game features underage female characters in revealing outfits. Kasumi, Kokoro and Ayane are all under 18, and DOA: Dimensions has a Figure Mode in which photos of the girls can be snapped. This might be the reason. Or something.

One Swedish game retailer supposedly got an email stating that the game was considered child pornography and therefore wasn't going on sale in Sweden. "The game has not been reported to the police as far as I know," said Johansson. "But I do know that consumers have threatened to report the game. Although that does not necessarily mean that game actually breaks any Swedish law."

Swedish law regarding child pornography encompasses drawn and animated characters.

As Swedish reader Doneaux, this fuss over DoA is odd considering that the age of consent in Sweden is 15 years old.

Barnporr i Dead or Alive 3DS? [Gamereactor - Thanks Doneaux!]

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Comments

    Those girls are 15?
    Why do I feel like I need a shower all of a sudden?

    Last DOA game I played I'm pretty sure the youngest girl was 18. (I can't remember which one it was, 2 or 3? it was on the PS2).

    Now I'm wondering if the girls have been aging inversely to the age of the IP or if they modified the AU one so the bio read 18 instead of < 18 for the same reasons?

    Kasumi and Kokoro are both 17, while Ayane is 16 if I recall correctly, being an avid fan a couple of years back.

    They're under 18? Jesus, that's just...dirty.

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