Fallout 3 has been unbanned in Germany after 7 years of being effectively illegal.

The game was first added to the Federal Department for Media Harmful To Minors' ban list in 2009, outlawing the sale of the game in Germany for 10 years.

According to IGN Germany, Bethesda underwent "a difficult and rarely-successful trial" to have the game removed from the list early.

The trial in question is an expensive process involving a great deal of paperwork and a decision passed down from a council of community groups, State Assessors, and members of the Federal Department in question.

The Department said that it had decided "Fallout 3 will be removed from the list because its content is no longer classified as harmful to minors from today's perspective."

Curiously, Bethesda declined to comment on the de-listing, saying that it would "answer [IGN's] questions in a couple of weeks."

Bethesda's radio silence on the matter has prompted several outlets to speculate that an HD remake of the game is in the works.

For now, Fallout 3 is available on PC and previous-gen consoles, with backward compatibility enabled for the Xbox One.