European Wii U owners won’t be able to access 18 rated content during the day according to a posting on NeoGAF.
What’s happening is that bizarrely, Nintendo is restricting players from viewing any type of 18 rated content between 3am and 11pm. Players are able to access content in between 11pm and 3am however. The user who published the post on NeoGAF contacted Nintendo of Europe’s customer service on the issue and got a response explaining the problem.
“Dear customer, 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.” Said Nintendo. “We have thus decided to restrict the access to content which is unsuitable to minors (PEGI) to the 11pm – 3am time window.”
When players try to access the content, a message will pop up on the screen that reads “You cannot view this content. The times during which this content can be viewed have been restricted”.
Eurogamer’s already tried it and there are various other reports of the issue. It appears to be affecting those who have not set parental controls.
More on the story as we get it.
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