Age of Conan Gets Officially Censored
Germany just issued the final rating for the Age of Conan MMO and an official announcement was issued regarding what has to be stripped from the release version in the territory. As for the US, things seem to be a bit more complicated.
February 6, 2008
“Please note this isn’t a design decision or something we can reverse. It’s a legal (or as good as legal) requirement to sell the game in that particular territory,” the announcement reads.
In the mean time, things got a bit mixed up in the US:
“It has come to our attention that the North American edition of the game was submitted (by Eidos) to the ESRB without any server-side censorship: full blood, full fatalities, breasts with nipples, not full nudity.
The ESRB reviewed our application and gave us a rating of Mature 17+. The full rating with descriptors has not yet been publicly announced but will be posted on the ESRB web site on 13 February 2008.”