A Nintendo game that was pulled from sale in Sweden, Denmark and Norway following claims that it breached child pornography laws is still available in Australia with a parental guidance rating.
The Nintendo 3DS handheld game, 'Dead or Alive: Dimensions', is the latest game in a long-running tactical fighting series that is famous for its scantily-clad, well-endowed cartoon warriors.
Three of the game's characters - Ayane, Koroke and Kasumi - are described in the game as being under 18 years of age.
The in-game photography mode, which allows players to look up characters' dresses in certain poses, has been considered by some as potential child pornography as laws prohibit sexualized depictions of children even in cartoons.
Nintendo disputed claims that the scenes in the game constituted child porn and pointed to the Classification Board decision to give the game a PG rating.
"The game contains a wide variety of fictional characters which depict Japanese style cartoon images some of which are female fighters. This is not classified as child porn," a Nintendo Australia spokeswoman told the Sydney Morning Herald.
The Classification Board said it rated 'Dead or Alive: Dimensions' PG with consumer advice of "mild violence and sexualised gameplay".
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