Wii U eShop 18+ content blocked in Europe to comply with German law
: It came to light last week that 18+ content in the European Nintendo Wii U eShop is being restricted during the daytime
. Nintendo has now confirmed that the issue is where Nintendo of Europe is based.
In a statement to Eurogamer, the company noted that
it works out of Germany, and therefore must comply "with German youth protection regulation which therefore applies to all our European markets."
As a result of the compliance, 18+ rated games on the eShop, such as Ubisoft's ZombiU
, are not accessible most of the time in Europe, and can only be viewed and purchased between the hours of 11pm and 3am.