Dead Rising 3 has been denied an age rating in Germany, forcing Microsoft to pull it from the country's Xbox One launch line-up.
In a statement provided to Destructoid, Microsoft said that it was "disappointed" with the BPjM's decision not to grant the title an age certificate, but didn't make it clear whether it would be censoring the game for release after November 22.
"Dead Rising 3 will not be released in Germany as part of the Xbox One launch line-up on Nov. 22 having been unable to attain an age-rating upon review by BPjM (Bundeprüfstelle für jugendgefährende Medien), the country’s entertainment software self-regulation body," a Microsoft representative told the site.
"While Microsoft is disappointed with this decision, we respect the views of the review panel and have withdrawn Dead Rising 3 from Germany's Xbox One launch line-up. Dead Rising 3 will still be available in all other launch markets on 22 November 2013. Beyond that, we have no further comment."
Back at Gamescom, a Microsoft representative told VideoGamer.com that it was "doing all that we are able to do to try to get a rating. We want to launch this."
The game launches in all other launch territories, including the UK, on November 22.