Some European countries, Germany included, are much more squeamish when it comes to virtual violence than your average Michael Bay-loving American might expect, and this thought process even extends to the eShop. Depending on where you live, some Europeans had limited access to any eShop material rated 18+, from about 11pm to 3am. In other words, watching a ZombiU trailer was strictly a late night affair.
Germany’s USK, essentially the country’s version of the ESRB, has finally taken it upon themselves to review the eShop’s parental controls and discovered they actually give parents the ability to control what content youngsters can access. Who would have ever thought such a magnificent idea possible! As a result, Nintendo lifted the restrictions and announced to the world that responsible, well-educated and adjusted adults will, for the first time ever, be able to access mature eShop content when the sun is up.
Who knows, maybe Germany will tumble down the slippery slope and actually allow swastikas to be show on Nazis in World War II games.
Source: Nintendo Life