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Dead Rising 2: Case Zero Is Japan’s First Digital CERO Z Game

By Ishaan . September 20, 2010 . 4:29pm

“Zombie paradise action” only for adults.

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Square Enix’s First CERO Z Game Is…

By Spencer . September 13, 2010 . 2:38am

… not developed by Square Enix.

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Square Enix Starts Label For Extreme Western Games

By Spencer . April 27, 2010 . 1:49am

Square Enix is waist deep in Western games, but some of these games are too “extreme” in the violence department. The solution? Square Enix Extreme Edges.

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Wii Games Aimed At Teens And Up Get Black Boxes

By Spencer . January 21, 2010 . 1:39pm

Starting this year, all Nintendo games rated CERO C and up (that’s 15+) will be packaged with black boxes.

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No More Heroes: Heroes’ Paradise Uncensored On Xbox 360 Only

By Spencer . November 19, 2009 . 12:49am

All of the gore in No More Heroes was censored when Marvelous released it in Japan. The HD port, No More Heroes: Heroes’ Paradise, restores the carnage, but only on the Xbox 360.

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MadWorld Chainsaws Into Japan In February 2010

By Spencer . October 30, 2009 . 10:02am

Madworld will be the first 18 and up CERO Z game on the Wii and the third game with that rating to appear on a Nintendo console. Check out the Japanese version and see if you notice any changes.

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Samurai Shodown: Edge of Destiny Loses Gory Edge?

By Spencer . September 28, 2009 . 9:20am

Samurai Shodown: Edge of Destiny combatants have sharp swords. When you finish off an opponent with a heavy slash limbs and heads fly. Well, at least in the North American build Ignition brought to E3.

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Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars Will Be The First “Z” Rated DS Game

By Spencer . July 6, 2009 . 8:29am

This fall Japan gets the DS version of Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars and it’s rated CERO Z, that’s like the equivalent of being rated AO by the ESRB.

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Japan and ultraviolence, CERO Z games are catching on

By Spencer . December 7, 2007 . 11:56pm

  While many publishers shy from releasing CERO Z games, Microsoft embraced the AO equivalent as part of their strategy to breakthrough to Japan. And it’s starting to work. This photo is from Bic Camera in Shinjuku where a number of CERO Z games are sold out. I guess it makes sense that the Godfather […]

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CERO Z bundle pack coming to Japan

By Spencer . September 3, 2007 . 12:28pm

Microsoft is sticking with their strategy of pulling in adult gamers in Japan. Their next set of platinum collection budget releases has a double pack containing Gears of War and Dead Rising. Both of which are rated CERO Z (equivalent to AO) games. Other budget releases include Blue Dragon and Earth Defense Force X for […]

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No More Heroes will have more violence than Manhunt 2

By Rolando . February 18, 2007 . 9:09am

Some of you may remember when Manhunt 2 was announced to be on the Wii, and some of you have to admit how shocked you were to hear about it since a lot of gamers can’t get over the false belief that Nintendo is all about kiddy games. To add more shock to amazement, IGN […]

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Microsoft throws a CERO Z game fest

By Spencer . December 29, 2006 . 8:52am

  Typically the CERO Z (equivalent to the AO ESRB rating) has been taboo, but instead of shunning it Microsoft is celebrating it. On January 12 in Akihabara’s UDX 3D Theater Microsoft is having an Adult Games Fiesta. At the event are six CERO Z games: Gears of War, Vampire Rain, The Godfather, Riot Act […]