Nintendo of Europe released a statement today saying that they have removed the restrictions that limited the time of day that 18+ rated games could be purchased via their eShop. Previously, gamers in Europe could only buy or browse 18+rated games between the hours of 11pm and 3am due to German laws that governed the distribution of online games.

Now that the restrictions have been removed, appropriately aged gamers can browse and buy 18+ rated content whenever they want!

You can read the full statement from Nintendo below.

“Dear Customer,

Nintendo has lifted the access restrictions content rated 18+. Adults can now browse and buy all games at any time of the day. Following analysis of the Parental Controls system on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS in cooperation with USK, the German Entertainment Software Self-Regulation Body, it was deemed that Nintendo’s Parental Control system is of very high quality and offers a remarkable level of protection for children. Nintendo’s Parental Control system was found to have proved itself in practice. Nintendo always encourages parents to make use of Parental Controls to control access to content they deem inappropriate for their children.”

Source: EuroGamer   Image Source: Game Informer

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