Amazon Halts Sales of Japanese 'Rape' Video Game

A Japanese computer game that lets players simulate raping girls has had its sales blocked by Amazon.

The "RapeLay" video game was available to buy on the Web site via a third-party seller specializing in "hentai" — sexually explicit Japanese animation and comics.

"We determined that we did not want to be selling this particular item," an Amazon spokeswoman said.

RapeLay was reportedly created exclusively for the Japanese market, but a couple of "like new" copies were being offered on Amazon.

The game was released in 2006 by Illusion studio, based in Japan. Other titles from the studio include "Battle Raper" and "Artificial Girl."

According to game review site Giant Bomb, RapeLay is a "molestation simulation that allows you to terrorize a woman and her two teenage daughters, with events ranging from groping on a train to gang rape and forced abortions."

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