DOOM Gets Allowed Into German

The German Federal Department for Media Harmful to Young Persons (BPjM) has decided to grant DOOM and DOOM 2 a rating of 16+, allowing both games to be sold in the country for the first time since their launch in 1993 and 1994 respectively.

"We are obviously very pleased with their decision," Bethesda Softworks VP of PR and Marketing Pete Hines commented. "Can't give you details yet on when they will be available in Germany. We'll let everyone know as soon as we know."

The games were reclassified as a result of an appeal filed by Bethesda Softworks which acquired them after it overtook id Software in 2009. German law allows classifications to be revised after 10 years and Bethesda thought that it was worth a shot.

We still don't know if the unbanned games include Nazi soldiers and symbols.

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