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Tokyo Mirage Sessions Censorship

Tokyo Mirage Sessions Censorship Comparison – Censored Gaming

Stephen Welsh

Stephen Welsh

Stephen (or Steve(or Tojeka Steve)) is a kind young man who cares more about games, fiction, sleep and chicken than is probably healthy.
Stephen Welsh

Welcome to a special Censored Gaming Recap featuring YouTube’s Censored Gaming! Localisation changes, cut content, and outright denial of sales is an unfortunately ever-growing trend in today’s industry. We’re going to do our best to document gaming censorship as it happens, to make you aware of just what’s being affected and what content is being deemed too objectionable for your libraries.

Tokyo Mirage Sessions Censorship

Today we’re spotlighting a few of the notable edits already confirmed for Japanese RPG Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE, due out on Wii U at the end of June. The game was conceived as a crossover of elements and characters from Atlus’ Shin Megami Tensei franchise, and Nintendo’s Fire Emblem series, while telling its own original story set in modern day Tokyo. The game’s official website confirms it has been rated T for Teen by the ESRB, while PEGI have classified it for ages 12+. We’re going to look at a few instances in the early parts of the game where suggestive content has been rather heavily edited at the behest of Nintendo.

Tsubasa’s Age Increased in Redubbed Dialogue

The Japanese version of Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE has heroine Tsubasa reveal in a cutscene that she’s 17 years old. The Western version of the game increases her age to 18, and while this would have been a simple edit if the game had an English dub, the Japanese dialogue has been replaced with another recording where Tsubasa’s voiced dialogue says that she’s 18.

Tsubasa’s Body Covered Up In Photoshoot Cutscene

Despite the effort made to establish Tsubasa as an adult, a cutscene where she models in a swimsuit to impress a photographer has been changed to have her wear a completely different outfit. The swimsuit is replaced with a set of clothes that reveal next to no skin, with the photographer praising her fashion and posing. Let me take this moment to remind you once again that this game is rated T for Teen, yet an 18-year old modelling a swimsuit was apparently far too obscene.

Aversa’s Chest Censored With Smoke

Chapter 1 boss Aversa’s clothing reveals her midriff and the middle of her chest. This was also too hot for the West it seems, as the cutscene has been altered to have Aversa’s chest obscured by a pretty conspicuous smoke effect. 4Kids would be proud.

Hyrule Warriors is another current game published by Nintendo with the same Western age ratings as Tokyo Mirage Sessions. This is what one of that game’s antagonists, Cia, looks like.

Tokyo Mirage Sessions Censorship

I apologise for all the teenagers whose eyes I have soiled with this article.

Follow Censored Gaming on YouTube for more comparisons and news on edits being made to video games across the world.

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  • MusouTensei

    I’m so sick of this bullshit, Nintendo won’t see a cent from me till they stop this madness.

  • Mr0303

    Censoring what is essentially a niche title is sending it out to die. NoA is run by SJW monkey.

  • Grey

    That smoke effect is appalling and does active damage to the character design. If they had to censor, which they most certainly did not, couldn’t they have at least put the effort into making something more aesthetically appealing?

    Same thing with the outfit swap, to a less degree. At least that looked as if someone attempted to actually design the clothes, even if the end result looks like a neon nightmare stir-fried together with one of those anthropomorphic My Little Pony pictures.

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