Nintendo of Europe blocks access to 18-rated content on the Wii U eShop at certain times of day, system messages have revealed.
Users are unable to access trailers for 18-rated Wii U games or buy 18-related content before a certain time in the day.
The issue first came to light after a NeoGAF user experienced discovered the pr0blem and contacted Nintendo of Italy’s customer support.
“Dear customer,” a Nintendo representative replied, “we would like to let you know that Nintendo has always aimed to offer gameplay experiences suited to all age groups, observing carefully all the relevant regulations regarding content access that are present in the various European countries. We have thus decided to restrict the access to content which is unsuitable to minors (PEGI) to the 11pm – 3am time window.”
I tried accessing ZombiU to download yesterday on the eShop and couldn’t so it appears all of Europe is affected by this rule.
“You cannot view this content,” a message reads. “The times during which this content can be viewed have been restricted.”
Is this going too far? Is it crazy that adults are being told they can’t download or watch an 18+ trailer during the day?