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Dead Island banned in the UAE

Dead Island offers first person horror action-adventure gameplay and was scheduled for release in the UAE on October 9

Dead Island banned in the UAE
Extreme depictions of violence and scantily-clad game characters are likely reasons for the ban

ITP.net has just learned that the highly anticipated first person horror action-adventure game, Dead Island, has been banned in the United Arab Emirates. The game was scheduled for release on September 9.

Local game distribution house Red Entertainment Distribution has confirmed that the game has officially been banned by the National Media Council. Likely reasons for the ban are extreme depictions of violence and scantily-clad game characters.

The game is set in the fictional island of Banoi, off the coast of Papua New Guinea. The main characters wake up in the Palms Resort hotel to find the island under siege by zombies, though they themselves are immune.

Dead Island was developed by Techland and published by Deep Silver and offers both single- and multiplayer gaming. The game was released in North America on September 6 for the PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 gaming platforms.

While the game has been officially banned, it is already available via gray market retailers and various online shopping sites in the UAE.

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