If you live in Germany and you are hoping for the release of Gears of War 2, don’t wait the game has officially been banned in Germany Microsoft has confirmed. The title was refused a rating in Germany, which means no rating, no release in that country.
This really is no surprise seeing that Gears of War was not released either due to the rating.
In Japan there still is no word as of yet if Gears of War 2 will be released there. Gears of War was released in Japan in 2007 and went on to sell 33,000 copies in the first week and made its way to the sales chart top 10.