Balatro Removed From European Nintendo eShops Due To Ratings Switch

“We are especially disappointed in the actions of the ratings board”.

LocalThunk’s excellent roguelike deckbuilder Balatro has been removed from various Switch eShops “without any advance warning” following an apparent age rating change from 3+ to 18+ by European ratings board PEGI.

Publisher Playstack issued a statement via Twitter saying the publisher is “especially disappointed in the actions of the ratings board” following post-appeal assurances in October 2023 that the game did not contain gambling themes after they had presumably been flagged in the certification process.

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