Unsurprisingly, Dante's Inferno Not Available in Middle East

Electronic Arts has elected not to offer Dante's Inferno for sale in the Middle East, for reasons that should probably be obvious. That makes three of the first four big action games for 2010 officially unavailable in that region.

Note that's "officially unavailable" because as Arab-language site GamesLatest notes, bans or other types of restrictions haven't really stopped people from getting their hands on a game. But Dante's Inferno joins Darksiders and God of War III - apparently a touchy title simply for having the word "God" in it - as ludi non grata so far in 2010. Bayonetta, however, is available.

In a statment attributed to Electronic Arts, GamesLatest notes the publisher "decided not to release Dante's Inferno in the Middle East after an evaluation process which is based on consumer tastes, preferences, platform mix and other factors." I'm thinking "other factors" included "no freaking way this gets government approval."

Dante's Inferno Banned! [GamesLatest]