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NSFW Amazon has blocked sales of a sick Japanese PC game that puts the player in the role of a criminal who rapes a mother and her two teenage daughters.

The online vendor recently advertised two copies of the game RapeLay sold through the Amazon Marketplace section open to third-party vendors.

Made by the Japanese production house Illusion, RapeLay is intended for release in Japan only. But a couple "like new" copies were made available by the US seller Hentaiguy who specializes in peddling Japanese animated porn.

Online reviews of the game describe a disturbing plot where the player sexually attacks and kidnaps a single mother and her daughters out of revenge for being sent to prison for molestation. Gang rape and forced abortions are listed as features.

Yokohama-based Illusion's other games include Battle Raper, Artificial Girl, and Sexy Beach. The game was pulled after Amazon received several complaints — but Google cache reveals all.

A spokesman for Illusion told The Telegraph, "We believe there is no problem with the software, which has cleared the domestic ratings of an ethics watchdog body."

Labour MP Keith Vaz told the Belfast Telegraph he was shocked that Amazon would allow people to purchase the game and plans to raise the issue in Parliament. ®

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