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Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 DLC allowing enemy dismemberment has been canceled

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A planned downloadable content pack adding the ability to dismember enemies in Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 has been canceled, developer City Interactive confirmed with Videogamer today.

A representative for the company told Videogamer the add-on feature has been dropped, and provided no concrete reasoning for the cancellation.

"I can confirm that CI Games are no longer going to be releasing the dismemberment DLC," the representative said.

The tactical shooter was initially slated to release with the ability on day one, allowing players to shoot off opponents' limbs with higher-caliber guns and explosives. City Interactive announced last summer that the feature had been removed in order to prevent the title from being banned in Germany, due to the country's strict laws on the sale violent media. City told Joystiq in July 2012 that the dismemberment feature would be available as optional DLC for Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 shortly after the title's launch.

Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 launched on March 12 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Windows PC. Polygon has reached out to City Interactive for more information on the canceled DLC and will update this story with details as we have them.