Gears of War 3 cleared for release in Germany

Microsoft looks set to publish a Gears of War game in Germany for the first time after regional classification body the BPJM cleared the 18-rated, third entry in Epic’s shooter series for release without any cuts. Microsoft opted not to publish the first two games in the country due to its strict anti-violent game stance. Imported PEGI-rated versions of Gears 1 and 2 were subject to regulations which forbid all press coverage and marketing, although retailers were theoretically still able to sell them to consumers who asked.