The Callisto Protocol is too violent for the Japanese ratings board


After push-back from Japanese censors, The Callisto Protocol will not be making its way to Japanese consoles and screens this December after all.

The Computer Entertainment Ratings Organization (CERO) deemed horror game The Callisto Protocol — with its ray-traced eyeballs and abundant viscera — too gory and violent for public consumption, refusing to rate it unless Striking Distance Studios agreed to a censored edit for the region. Given CERO’s stringent measures, Japanese developers are used to making this compromise, with Capcom toning down Resident Evil games (opens in new tab) for their home-turf releases.

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