Dead Island: Riptide developer Techland has confirmed that, like the original Dead Island, Riptide will not be released in the studio's home country of Germany.

"We have no censored version of the game," Reichert told PCGamesN. "So we cannot release it in Germany. It feels fucking awkward to have one of the most successful games in years and nobody in your country knows it."

Germany has strict guidelines for what can and can't be included in video games. Violence against human-like enemies (like zombies, for example) is a big no-no. In fact, we're sort of wondering how Dead Island could possibly be censored to be acceptable. Maybe if they turned all the zombies into zombie kittens?

[via Joystiq]