Goldeneye 007 (N64) No Longer Banned In Germany

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Goldeneye 007 (N64) No Longer Banned In Germany

October 29, 2021

By: Lee Mehr

 
 

Goldeneye 007 (N64) is now effectively unbanned by Germany's Federal Center for Child and Youth Media Protection.  Joining the titular title's freedom is BloodRayne & BloodRayne 2. Despite being from different eras, all three titles may share something in common: they're all on their way to other consoles.

Shaken & Stirred From This News

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Just imagining it in all its glory.

To break this down more thoroughly, these three titles have been on Germany's official list of "Media Harmful to Young Persons" since their respective releases. This effectively killed any chance of selling those games within German borders, lest anyone face legal trouble. Although this legislative body will eventually go back and reevaluate previous bans, these cases were actively requested - which costs money. The detailed list on schnittberichte.com (assisted by Google Translate) reveals something you might miss at first glance.

Deletion of the list according to §18 Abs. 7 S. 1 in conjunction with §21 Abs. 5 Nr. 2 JuschG

Games


Blood Rayne
PC CD-ROM
Majesco Games Inc.


Blood Rayne 2
PC CD-ROM (demo version)
Majesco Games Inc.


Blood Rayne 2
PC CD-ROM (US version)
Majesco Games Inc.


Golden Eye-007
Nintendo 64
Stadlbauer Marketing Vertriebs GmbH

Considering the recent news of BloodRayne 1&2 remasters coming to modern consoles, it's sensible for publisher Majesco Games to pursue a lift on previous government censorship. Stadlbauer Marketing pushing for Golden Eye 007 to be unbanned may seem a peculiar request, but there may be something notable in it, in that they are one of Nintendo's partners in Europe, particularly their toyline.

It may be a simple clearing of old issues, or it might point to new plans from Nintendo for Golden Eye 007. To be clear: this is only speculation. The only official news pertains to the rescinded censorship. But the speculation is still driven by some... interesting behind-the-scenes developments. It's hard to imagine paying to fast-track a country's previous ban - conveniently alongside a pair of other games announced to re-release - for the sake of it. Considering just how hungry fans are to relive the glory days, from fan remakes to dedicated DOOM mods, many fans will be nothing short of ecstatic if this comes to pass. It would also make a killer title for the Nintendo Switch online Expansion Pack, as its a title that hasn't been ported to any other systems since its release.

 
 

If Goldeneye 007 is officially announced for Switch, would you purchase it? If so, would this be a return or your first time trying it out?  Let us know in the comments below. 

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