Dementium has Japanese Psychiatrists in a Frenzy

The first person DS shooter, Dementium, has raised a few hackles at the Japanese Association of Psychiatric Hospitals. The head doctors are concerned that the game may encourage negative stereotypes of the mentally ill and have asked for it to be pulled from shelves.

The game is pretty gory, players have to trundle round a mental home and defend themselves against a bunch of zombified human experiments. Whether the said zombies are really going to affect sane people’s views on those with genuine mental illness is pretty questionable, but if you’re planning on buying Dementium, it might be wise to hurry up about it.

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