Dead Island: Riptide TV advert banned for showing couple committing suicide

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An Australian TV advert for zombie survival game Dead Island: Riptide has been pulled after complaints over its depiction of suicide.

The Aussie Advertising Standards Board banned the commercial despite pleas from the game's local distributor AIE that the use of suicide was "contextually relevant" to the game (thanks, Kotaku).

"The cinematic implication of violence in the advertisement is intended to convey the desolate terror afflicting the game characters," a statement read.

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