Dead Island Logo will be Censored in North America
So, it seems that the Dead Island logo will be censored in North America as per the ESRB’s restrictions. The original logo (shown above) will be replaced with this image instead. The in-game logo, however, will remain unchanged. Also, the European box art will still feature the original logo.
The ESRB responded with this statement:
“The video game industry has set guidelines about the types of content that are appropriate in advertising and marketing materials, which includes game box art. According to those guidelines the depiction in the logo was not compliant.”
“We never censor or dictate in any way what type of content can be included within a game. However, a game’s marketing materials are seen by an audience that is much broader than that which actually purchases the game itself, so we enforce industry-adopted guidelines as to what is suitable for inclusion in these materials.”
Dead Island is set for release sometime this year on the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC.