A few weeks ago it was revealed that Germany’s silly censorship laws, where 18+ rated Wii U games could not be sold until after 11PM at night, were applied to all of Europe. Since Nintendo of Europe is based in Germany, this meant that countries with sensible laws were subjected to Germany’s absurd rules.
Because of this, 18+ rated games such as ZombiU can only be purchased and downloaded on the Wii U eShop from 11 PM at night until 3 AM in the morning. Luckily, it looks like this won’t be going on forever.
It appears that Nintendo has come to their senses and are looking into the issue, according to the latest episode of the Official Nintendo Magazine podcast. There’s no word on when this will be fixed, but it’s likely that we’ll have a fix soon. We can imagine that Nintendo (and third party publishers) are losing considerable revenue because of this silly law.