As no rating has been given to Dead Rising 2, Capcom feel it would be unfair to showcase it in a region it can't be sold. Won't 'solely exhibit' other title.
"Gamescom allows publishers and developers an excellent opportunity to promote their titles to both consumers and media. Therefore when taking the decision to exhibit we must weigh up what we can offer both of these groups at that time," said Capcom.
Germany is very against videogames that depict certain levels of violence that other ratings boards tend to give a pass. Political groups have tried many times to outlaw the sale of any game that involves violent acts in Germany, failing each time.
"In the case of consumers we feel it makes sense for them to experience the titles that will be available in stores over the next few months and right now we have confirmed two titles for release between August and the end of the year", continued the statement.
Dead Rising 2 and Sengoku Basara Samurai Heroes are both due this year.
"As you are probably aware the first Dead Rising was banned in Germany and as we are still awaiting a verdict from the USK for Dead Rising 2 it would be remiss of us to promote the sequel to consumers in Germany."
"While Sengoku Basara is a great title we cannot justify solely exhibiting this one game." Games that are considered 'too violent' get indexed in Germany which means they can't be advertised publically, but can still be sold to over 17s.
"While Capcom will not have a presence in the Koln Messe at this year’s Gamescom we will be meeting with media to preview some of our forthcoming titles." This year's gamescom event is in Cologne, Germany and runs August 18th to the 22nd.