On November 10, 2003, one of SCE's ads for Siren
was pulled in Japan after complaints from parents. The ad featured a young girl knocking on a window from the outside, begging her parents to let her in. The view then switches to the inside and shows the terrified parents, in fear of their daughter, who is revealed to be a bloody zombie. SCE said that the fear factor made people uncomfortable.
References to the game
The game is featured about ten seconds in the 2005 French movie Le temps qui reste
(Time to Leave) by François Ozon. One of the characters is playing it casually and it has no influence on the events.
- 2004 – Most Inappropriate British Accents (PS2)