Ill-fated dating sim Super Seducer 3 finally has a release platform. After several Steam rejections, digital storefront Gamesplanet has revealed that it's signed an exclusive distribution deal with La Ruina to sell the game DRM-free.
Why is Super Seducer 3 only available via Gamesplanet?
It's been a long, strange road for La Ruina and Super Seducer 3. The game's launch was blocked by Steam in late February, with La Ruina appealing the decision and hoping to submit a censored version of the game. It was eventually banned from Steam, with Valve saying it refused to ship a game with "sexually explicit images of real people". La Ruina also said that GOG and the Epic Games Store had rejected him, so there weren't many options left for him in terms of digital distribution platforms.
That's where Gamesplanet comes in. According to a press release by the storefront, it originally spoke to La Ruina about a regular distribution agreement. Said agreement has since been amended to give Gamesplanet exclusive rights to distribute the game DRM-free via its website. This means you'll directly download the game rather than getting a code for a storefront like Steam or the Epic Games Store. Gamesplanet has a history of hosting DRM-free content. Recently, following the quagmire of controversy surrounding Frogwares' The Sinking City, Gamesplanet hosted a DRM-free version of that game.
How does Richard La Ruina feel about the Super Seducer 3 Gamesplanet release?
For his part, La Ruina says he's happy to finally be able to release the game. He says he wants players to judge for themselves whether it deserved to be banned "in both censored and uncensored versions". According to La Ruina, Super Seducer 3 is intended to be "a fun game" to brighten up people's lives with some humor after a tough year. Gamesplanet spokesperson Christophe Larminier says the site is "very happy" to be partnered with La Ruina, and that it offered its help to him "immediately" after hearing about his difficulties with Steam.
You can pick up Super Seducer 3 starting from today. It'll set you back $12.99 and will be completely DRM-free. La Ruina and Gamesplanet say you're getting the uncensored version of the game here, too, so all of the changes La Ruina thought Steam would mandate have been reverted. Buying it through Gamesplanet will also get you a copy of the "Little Black Book", a digital guide featuring photographs and the Instagram accounts of models featured in Super Seducer 3.
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