Popular Nintendo Switch game banned from Nintendo eShop

A popular Nintendo Switch game is banned from the Nintendo eShop, causing confusion and raising questions in the process. Depending on where you are in the world, you may no longer be able to play one of the biggest new games on Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Switch Lite and Nintendo Switch OLED, dying light. Specifically, if you’re in Europe, Australia, or New Zealand, you can no longer buy the zombie game from Techland because it’s been removed and it’s unclear why it was removed.

More on the dying light Reddit page, a fan pointed out that the game is apparently unavailable in various regions. In response to this, the official Techland Reddit account confirmed that there were issues with the digital release of the game on Nintendo Switch and provided the statement below.

“If you are talking about the digital version, then due to the nature of the content, the digital version of the game is currently prohibited in Germany where the European e-Shop is officially registered. This makes it impossible to officially distribute the game in countries European countries as well as Australia and New Zealand,” Techland said. “We are currently working with our partner and local authorities to lift the ban as soon as possible.”

Techland goes on to note that the game is available worldwide through retail, even in these countries. However, if you want to copy the game digitally to Nintendo Switch in those regions, you’re just out of luck, at least for now.

As always, we will not fail to keep you informed of the evolution of the situation. Although Techland has commented on the situation and seems confident it will be fixed soon, Nintendo has yet to resolve the situation in any capacity. That said, Techland’s comment was just made yesterday, so there’s plenty of time for Nintendo to post its own comment.

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Timothy C. Mayo