Being a gamer in Australia can often be a difficult task, what with the countries very strict ratings board, with many games not reaching it’s shores.
Well it just seemed to have gotten a just a bit more difficult for Australian gamers, as EB Games has pulled both Gal Gun: Double Peace and Senran Kagura Estival Versus from store shelves.
The reason for the removal of both games appears to be quite unclear, with no official reason given as to why both games were removed.
The only statement given as of now was given to Stevivor, with the EB Games Australia representative saying this:
Australians who are 18 years or older have the right to make their own choices about what video games they play,” an EB representative told Stevivor via statement.We assess our product range on a regular basis using a number of key business factors, including sales rates. In this instance we have made the decision to no longer stock these products.The extremely small number of customers who have an existing preorder are still able to collect their copy of these titles.
The representative clarified that the games would not be stocked in stores with the exception of the pre-orders. The statement implies that the games aren’t banned within the country, but rather the decision was corporate.
To make matters stranger, it appears EB Games has gone as far as to call customers who’ve purchased the game to return it with a promise of a full refund, if this Reddit post is anything to go by.
Gal Gun: Double Peace is slated to release on August 2nd in North America for the PS4 and PS Vita.