Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE has Been Altered for Western Release

Sunday, April 24th, 2016

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It has now been confirmed that Nintendo has altered Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE for the Western release of the Atlus developed RPG, as spotted at the PAX East demo that has been reported by Censored Gaming in their video, which you can check out below.

(Editor’s Take: I don’t necessarily believe changing a character’s age to suit the West is censorship, but most of these other changes seem to fall under that definition.)

To sum up the video, alongside the raising of the characters’ ages, panties have been changed into spats during battle sequences. Spats were not present in the Japanese version. All of these instances corroborate with a message board post that correctly identified the title’s localised name and voice audio which was posted prior to the Nintendo Direct broadcast confirming this information. The only thing that hasn’t been confirmed yet is the absence of the Hot Springs DLC, and we will find out whether this is also correct in due course.

Furthermore, more changes were spotted in the PAX East stream. If you look at the images on the transparent walls within the gameplay screens, you will notice that many of the photos in the Twitch stream in the English version are less revealing than from the same section in the original Japanese version.

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Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE will be releasing for Wii U in North America and Europe on June 24th.

 

About Joseph Puntschart

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  • Etherblaze

    For the most part I’m ok with age changes. It’s the censorship and butchered dialogue that gets me.

    • CRES

      Personally, if a character’s age is going to be a problem, then just don’t reveal their age. I much prefer that solution than just to create fake IDs for every character.

    • azariosays

      Most of the Atelier girls are 13 in Japan. When the game gets localized they put 16-18 in the booklet, replacing the 13. They don’t change the design of the character, but how does that make people feel more comfortable? She was still designed as a 13 year old. I love the Atelier games and I think they’re fine no matter what the ages say on the box personally. I just find it amusing that changing the age makes people feel better? I don’t get it.

    • CRES

      “I swear officer, the Instruction Booklet said she was 18!”

    • Clairity

      “But I’m seven hundred years old!” Said the loli, pouting and flailing her arms around like a little girl.

    • Jeremy Barnes

      Who knows…ask Nintendo.

    • Darji

      But this age change is totally pointless when everyone is wearing “burka” outfits anyway. Why even change the age? Because you cant have teenager in a game for teenager?

    • Etherblaze

      Entirely true. If there’s an age change, there’s no need for censorship. It becomes pointless/redundant, and also very puritanical.

  • CRES

    Contact Atlus USA and Nintendo of America and tell them NOT to censor Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE.

    http://atlus.com/contact/

    http://en-americas-support.nintendo.com/app/contact

    • Etherblaze

      If it were up to Atlus alone, they would have minimal censorship, but Nintendo is leading. And NoA thinks they only have little children as their audience.

    • j0eeyy_p

      Author here. Your intentions are sound, but I really doubt this is going to change anything, simply becuase Nintendo simply do not understand the target audience of this game and won’t listen to the messages they do get. Fire Emblem Fates sales numbers speak for themselves and that only gives them more encouragement that they can alter their titles from the original intentions as much as they like and people will still buy them. Though in the case of Sessions, alongside a multitude of other factors (ie. Wii U exclusive, deviates from original promise, J-Pop theme putting many people off) the censorship is likely going to seal the fate of this title. Which is a shame, as this was one of my most anticipated titles for 2016.

      As for Atlus, they are merely the scapegoat here. Atlus have a good track record with regards to censorship, but Nintendo do not, and Nintendo are the publisher for this title. They have the final say, and I think Atlus do not have much say in the decision. Therefore if they redirect straight to Nintendo I really don’t blame them.

      It’ll be interesting to see how this sells.

    • Reven

      I still plan to get it at some point. At least I do as long as the actual script isn’t butchered to hell. Changing of outfits, which is something I will criticize on, isn’t “boycott” levels of terrible. Fire Emblem Fates on the other hand, where entire characters got changed via what they say, THAT is in my opinion.

    • j0eeyy_p

      So do I, so I’m adopting a “wait-and-see” approach but I don’t have much faith this’ll be the last of it.

      Hopefully with Atlus in charge of the script it’ll be more faithful to the original and won’t have memes or anything else that shows contempt for the original development team.

    • Reven

      Even if some things have to be toned down somehow, I have faith in Atlus to do it in a good way. I just don’t want to see the equivelent of FEF’s Pickle zealot and the deep assassin conversion of “…” “…” “…” “…” *Your characters are closer friends now.*

    • j0eeyy_p

      Yeah that sucked big time. I may still consider picking Fates up if the EU localisation was done independently of Treehouse.

    • CRES

      The early signs say that the EU version will use the Treehouse localization.

    • j0eeyy_p

      If by Treehouse you mean NA, then yeah, you’re probably right. Atlus don’t even have an EU office in 2016.

    • CRES

      True, I’m not expecting much from this initiative. I haven’t heard back from Nintendo (I’ve tried contacting NoA and NoE), but my responses from Atlus have been “Talk to Nintendo.”

      But here is my thinking. If we say nothing, than nothing is going to change. But if we speak out about it, and make it loud enough, and often enough, we might MIGHT get the game changed.

      I mean, recently Eternal Destiny, which was going to be released with censored artwork, got a option added to revert the art to it’s original uncensored version due to fan outcry. So it isn’t outside the realm of possibilities.

    • j0eeyy_p

      Kudos for Atlus for actually responding to you, that does show minimal consideration for the audience – but then again, they know and understand the target audience much better than Nintendo as they localise more obscure games than Nintendo do and therefore understand where they are coming from.

      I understand your point, however Nintendo aren’t dependent on the niche audience compared to publishers like Degica. If Degica released the censored patch for Eternal Destiny, their reputation with the niche market will suffer and so will their sales. Degica also released Darius Burst, Code of Princess and soon Koihime Enbu all on PC. It’s a very niche lineup and has less market size than Nintendo’s legendary IPs. Nintendo don’t have to worry as their IPs are recognised the world over and are synonymous with gaming. They are more dependent on the casuals and family audiences than the niche market. Niche consumers are consumers they can afford to lose in the grand scheme as they aren’t dependent on them for their sales.

      That’s perhaps one reason why they don’t care from a business standpoint, even though they should focus on keeping these fans happy as they are the target audience for this game. The casuals and families are unlikely to care for this one, even moreso because of it’s moe aesthetic. Blacklisting sales may be more effective, as they clearly aren’t listening to reasons.

    • CRES

      I understand that comparing a small company like Degica to Nintendo is riff with errors, my point with that example was that it isn’t impossible for a company to listen to fan feedback, even if it is in regards to censoring what could be considered “objectionable” content. I understand that Nintendo is unlikely to listen to small groups of fans regarding issues such as this, which is why I don’t hold out that much hope in actually accomplishing anything. But I STILL want to try something, anything that can send a message to Nintendo outside of full on boycott. Because the problem with boycotts is that they only say “We don’t like this” not “WHY we don’t like this” and in the case of Tokyo Mirage Sessions the message might be “Western fans don’t like niche titles” when it should be “Western fans don’t like BUTCHERED niche titles.”

      Again, I don’t expect this to work, but it is better to try something and fail then to do nothing and expect everything.

    • j0eeyy_p

      Well I wish you luck. Though I don’t think you will get the results you are looking for, at least not with this game. Chances are they’ve already finished programming the localised copies of this game.

    • CRES

      Thanks, and yeah maybe it won’t do anything. But hey, we live in the age of post release patches, and failing that fan patches.

    • “It’ll be interesting to see how this sells.”

      This flopped in Japan really hard.

    • j0eeyy_p

      Sales might be different in the West though. When choosing what titles to localise, sales figures from Japan aren’t always taken into consideration.

      It’s likely Nintendo are still localising this because a) it was already promised and b) their Wii U lineup is as thin as lasagne sheets.

    • Dogi

      An Atlus PR rep has already said he not only knows nothing but it’s all out of Atlus’ hands. Only their localizers touched it

    • CRES

      Which means our only hope is Nintendo, a company notorious for not listening to fans.

    • Jeremy Barnes

      Since when has NOA given a shit about their fans?

    • Sparty

      I think a better campaign would be to ask atlus not to work with Nintendo again on anything they think would be censored. Of course, they might already have a bad taste in their mouth from this situation.

    • CRES

      To be fair, this is Nintendo of America’s doing, not Nintendo in it’s entirety. If it was Nintendo in it’s entirety, then the censorship would have happened with the Japanese version. I think if we are to campaign for future projects, campaigning for Atlus to have FULL control over localization would be a better solution.

  • Koohii Twowii

    Would be so much easier if they just give it M rating….

    • dark-kyon

      Who gonna play the games then?

    • Andrew Friend Garvock

      It’s already a very niche title, making it a M rating wouldn’t have that much of an impact on sales.

    • j0eeyy_p

      It was a provisional rating of M too in the US.

    • PanurgeJr

      Me.

    • Infophile

      Pretty much every SMT game has released with an M rating, and this is an SMT x FE game, so in principle the whole SMT audience are still potential buyers.

    • Oni

      honestly, it’s not even about the rating, there’s plenty of japanese-y jrpg games out there in the western market that are T for teen and have all types of fan service. this is just Nintendo being Nintendo

    • MusouTensei

      Would be probably 12+ in an uncensored form in my country, just like Persona 3 and 4, but thanks to america and Nincenso we have to suffer under this bs too.

    • Keichi Morisato

      it wouldn’t surprise me that it would get an M rating regardless of the censorship.

  • Mr0303

    Nintendo – protecting the youth of the West from the horrors of the human body.

    • Steve Baltimore

      I’m so past the point of even caring at this point it’s not even funny. There’s so much content from publishers that don’t butcher their games out there that I have no reason support crap like this, but if someone wants to do it that’s on them.

    • Mr0303

      Absolutely. There is no need for any emotional turmoil whatsoever. The market is so big that people can just purchase another similar game like Hyperdimension Neptunia Producing Perfection or Senran Kagura Bon Apetit.

    • Steve Baltimore

      We got Persona 5, Setsuna, Nep vs. Sega Hard Girls, SAO, God Eater, Blanc Vs. Zombies, FF XIV, and a slew of bad ass indie titles and VNs coming, so yea I got plenty more places to spend my cash.

    • Mr0303

      It will be a busy and expensive year for sure, so missing a couple butchered releases isn’t that much of a problem.

    • Keichi Morisato

      don’t forget Gal Gun.

    • j0eeyy_p

      If you’re in Europe though, you’re screwed with Bon Appetit as the localised version of that game is also censored.

      To give Marvelous EU credit though, they have learnt from their mistakes on that front. If any they could give their 3DS games physical releases though.

    • Mr0303

      The only thing that I’m aware of is the removal of subtitles in the dressing room, which isn’t too bad compared to what happened to Tokyo Mirage Sessions.

      I also think Marvellous learned from their mistakes and did an awesome job with the localisation of Estival Versus.

    • Jeremy Barnes

      Well, do you think Nintendo is going to look at the game doing poorly and say, “Our censorship is harming sales” or do you think they’ll continue to go “Fuck RPGs.”

    • PanurgeJr

      They’ll say “Our attempts at localization are being sabotaged by a loud group of people who have no concept of what localization involves, who brand everything censorship with no notion of what that actually means, and who have spun a narrative that makes it impossible to turn a profit on niche titles. We should abandon this market and turn to a profitable one.”

    • Jeremy Barnes

      Look, Reggie, I get you don’t like the definition of censorship. Take it up with the dictionary, not me.

  • PanurgeJr

    To everyone who thinks Nintendo doesn’t understand their target audience: has it never occurred to you that maybe they *do* understand their target audience and that you’re just not a large enough portion of it? If a decision costs them ten sales but gets them a hundred, that’s good business, not censorship.

    • j0eeyy_p

      If it comes at the cost of the original intentions of the artist, then it can be argued that it is censorship.

      Plus, a lot of the target audience of this game mostly game on PlayStation and PC. The mjaority of them won’t buy a Wii U just for this and Xenoblade X due to lack of other RPGs, and another chunk won’t buy a Wii U also because both mentioned titles have had changes made during localisation, which can also be argued as censorship. Even with these edits that may make the game more accessible to the large numbers of families and Nintendo fans that own one, they still won’t care. A loli, weeb J-Pop musical role playing game will not sell to people who do not like that stuff or only purchase a Wii U for Nintendo games. You can argue that this is a Nintendo game because it has FE characters in it, but this is so different from the initial reveal and other FE and SMT games that it is effectively it’s own thing. By alienating a portion of those who do liek it, they are killing sales for it, whether it’s “good business” or not.

    • PanurgeJr

      When the developers accept financing from the publisher they also sell the right to make artistic changes. That means it isn’t censorship. Making artistic changes for the sake of business is, well, business. And while you are correct that the changes will cost some sales, you are ignoring that every change will cost some sales and gain others, and that the best course of action is to implement the changes costing the fewest and gaining the most. Are you more entitled to a game your way than someone else is entitled to it theirs? Are they more entitled than you? No, in both cases. I’ve read far too many arguments that can be summarized “Nintendo doesn’t want my business they must not want money,” which I hope appears as ludicrous as it is. They want the most business possible; and that won’t always include you. It doesn’t make them evil, and it doesn’t make localization censorship.

    • CRES

      Do you have the data that supports this? That the censored version will sell more than the uncensored version? That’s my problem with this argument.

    • PanurgeJr

      Are you seriously asking if I have data that shows 100 is greater than 10? Or are you asking me to prove that one way to stay in business for more than a century is to study your market and tailor your products to them? I had thought both claims self-evident.

      Perhaps you can answer a question I have: if making changes during localization costs a net loss of sales, then why does every publisher in every territory do it? Do you really think hundreds of companies around the world that deal in a billion dollar market don’t know how to run their businesses, but that a few people who comment on articles like this do?

    • Steve Baltimore

      The problem they face now is they have an image problem with this fan base. They know every game they release will have changes made and they will just move on to other companies that do not employ the same practices and call it a day.

    • This worries me because I read comments of concern that third party published titles get censored and that part isn’t true. The problem Nintendo faces is starting to creep into the rest of their platform branding and that is no good especially with a new console on the horizon.

    • PanurgeJr

      Read the comments here and try to tell me with a straight face that it is fan base any corporation should cater to. Hell, try to tell me it’s a fan base that *can* be catered to.

    • Steve Baltimore

      Well when the third parties start coming out day 1 and saying stuff like Tree House is not involved in this, and this game will not be censored on the 3DS there’s a problem. They have created the idea that any software on their consoles will now be censored. This is not true, but perception is everything. Now with them launching a new console and they need third party support if this is gonna work. You tell me what Western Developer, that does mostly adult content, is gonna want to put a game on a console seen as either “Kiddie” or that people fear the games will be censored on.

    • j0eeyy_p

      Wasn’t that XSEED saying that about Corpse Party 3DS? Truly is a sad day for Nintendo. NX is likely to flop at this rate, especially with regards to the niche market, or at the very least, anti-censorship people.

      With regards to Japanese devs, the nicher the title, the harder the sell. With regards to Western devs, Nintendo games are what sell on Nintendo platforms. Mature titles simply do not sell very well becuase people play thm on other platforms with superior online services and profile networking. Perhaps if Nintendo did that with NX things could better.

      I don’t even think Nintendo know what they are doing anymoee, and not just with the issues of censorship.

    • PanurgeJr

      I’m anti-censorship, and I look forward to the NX. It won’t flop with us. It will flop, however, with the people who don’t actually know what censorship is; who cry in rage at every change made; and who refuse to think about the issues they claim to care about.

    • Steve Baltimore

      Again from Google:

      cen·sor·ship

      the practice of officially examining books, movies, etc., and suppressing unacceptable parts.

      or you can go with Webster’s definition of censoring.

      http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/censoring

      Note it says a person, not the government a person.

      These are the Definitions of censorship and censoring and that is exactly what is taking place here. Nintendo deems these things unfit hence they censor them out of games they publish.

    • j0eeyy_p

      I do agree that censorship isn’t nessecarily as black and white as some make it out to be – and I admit I’m guilty of this too. I prefer my games to be as close to the original as possible in both content and meaning. Any extra changes that aren’t related to legal or licensing issues can trigger over reactions, even if the underlying arguments are good. In the case of Sessions, when you have games like Demon Gaze be released uncensored with the same rating, with more risque content than Sessions, it would appear something is amiss. It’s not so much legal issues, more something else.

      Personally, I am still considering getting Sessions as long as the script isn’t butchered like in Fates, which is less likely given that Atlus are the ones handling that. As for NX, lets see how good it’s Mario Kart title will be. That’s why I got a Wii U in the first place and it’s still the only title I have sunk loads of time into on that platform.

    • CRES

      I thought I made it clear that I was asking you if you had data that showed a censored version of Tokyo Mirage Session will sell more than an uncensored version of Tokyo Mirage Sessions.

      Anyway, here are a few reasons why a company might make certain “changes” that may ultimately result in a net lost.

      1) They have no idea the market that they are trying to appeal to.

      2) They believe that X, Y, and Z content wouldn’t sell well regardless of the target demographic.

      3) They are trying to appeal to a demographic that won’t even buy the game in the first place.

      4) They are being pressured by individuals or groups (within or outside of the company) to make these changes because they are “objectionable.”

      The list goes on.

    • PanurgeJr

      All very true–and not an answer to the question I posed. Quite unrelated to the question I posed, in fact. Try again.

    • Hell Ray

      Editing panties to spats and talking about “business practices” sounds dumb. The only people that would appeal to would still be appalled that we’re seeing girl’s spats exposed in a rpg and would call for a dark void edit or boxer brief edit.

      Still waiting on CRES’s request for data supporting what you’re saying.

    • PanurgeJr

      That just proves you didn’t actually read what I wrote. I never, in fact, made any claim, and I certainly never made a specific claim about sales data. CRES and CRES alone mentioned that. I merely posed questions: Why does everyone here assume Nintendo doesn’t study its market? Why does everyone here assume they make up the entirety of the audience for this title? Why does everyone assume that the way they want this title is the way everyone wants it? Or that their theory of translation–which is what localization is–is correct? In short: why does everyone beg the question?

      I do find it curious, however, that CRES demanded data while providing none.

    • Hell Ray

      Well I suppose Nintendo’s recent action on some other game they published created a lot of doubt about this sort of topic.
      To sum it up, the Atlus fans that made Atlus and Nintendo aware of this market expected a game that was strictly translated to their native language. They hoped nothing was altered from the game that the eastern fans got to enjoy and it wasn’t the case.

      If they wanted business, they could of proposed a compromise to please everyone. Like offering the stripped unaltered assets for download in some way.

    • Dogi

      Censoring to potentially make more money doesn’t stop it from being censoring.

    • PanurgeJr

      A tautology which doesn’t apply as it was never censorship in the first place.

    • Dogi

      I see you’re among the crowd trying to change the meaning of censorship.

    • PanurgeJr

      No, that would be you. When it’s your money you get to make the decisions, and it isn’t censorship. You don’t have to like the decisions that are made, but calling them censorship is a lie.

    • Dogi

      Please enlighten me as to what you would call it if it’s not censorship?

    • PanurgeJr

      Business. They paid for the right to make changes to suit the market they are catering to. What else could it be?

    • Dogi

      Censorship of course.

    • PanurgeJr

      So your argument is merely to repeat a word. Perhaps you can see why I spend so much time here. I want Japanese titles to come west. And yes, I would like them as Japanese as possible. But I am a minority in thinking that, and I realize it. In truth, for it to be profitable for publishers to bring Japanese titles over they have to appeal to more than just me. They have to appeal to a wider audience. They have, to use the devil’s word apparently, to be localized. But for some reason, in recent years, the core audience decided that any change was censorship. That only the purest version of the developer’s vision was acceptable. This ignores so many truths; from being the way every publisher has approached every market for three decades, to the fact that paying the bills entitles a publisher to make changes (they paid for it), to the fact that publishers want to make money, so assuming any intention other than that is absurd. Seriously: go through this entire comment thread and see how many comments assume Nintendo just doesn’t want to sell games. It doesn’t make sense. So please, take a moment and think that maybe, just maybe, I have a purpose in combating calling these practices censorship, especially since censorship is one of those words which cannot be divorced from its negative connotations.

    • Dogi

      No, you’re just jumping to conclusions. Not all changes are censorship. Changing ramen to burgers in ace attorney isn’t censorship, it’s just dumb. Changing gravure idol bikini photoshoot pictures to full clothing is censorship. Nobody’s asking for a game identical to the Japanese release but with a super literal script. We just want the Japanese game without needless changes done for literally no reason.

      “Wider audiences” don’t want this game for a number of reasons. It’s a JRPG. Anime. The focus on idols. Japanese only voice acting. All Nintendo is doing is shooting themselves in the foot and pissing of the few who were fully intending to buy this game despite all that or because they prefer some things like JP audio only such as me. Take whatever crusade you want to try and explain away it not being censorship to someplace with people equally as self deluded as you. I’m not replying to anything you say here anymore.

    • PanurgeJr

      My fault for actually reaching out to someone here. I’m glad you think I’m deluded. It means I can see clearly.

    • Vanadise

      > If a decision costs them ten sales but gets them a hundred, that’s good business, not censorship.

      It seems like you still have a very poor grasp on what “censorship” is, but whether or not something is profitable has nothing to do with it. Back during the days of the Comics Code Authority, the /only/ way to make money was to censor your works, and that didn’t somehow not make it censorship.

    • MusouTensei

      Hey look it’s the resident censorship apologist.

    • PanurgeJr

      Actually I am quite opposed to censorship. But that requires knowing what it is. So let me repeat, yet again, one simple concept: IF IT IS YOUR MONEY IT IS YOUR DECISION TO MAKE. I am incapable of phrasing it more simply, so if you still don’t understand ask someone else to explain it.

    • Mr0303

      Worth posting this again and saving everyone the time to read his vapid babble.

      http://i.imgur.com/VXHmVPQ.png

    • Keichi Morisato

      but we ARE the target audience, who else is going to buy a JRPG about JPop stars?

    • PanurgeJr

      My niece, for one. The money she spends (well, her father’s money, let’s be honest) is the same as your money. So if Nintendo makes a game that she buys that you don’t, as opposed to one that you buy that she doesn’t, well, it’s all the same to them. They can’t get you both.

      And once you realize they can’t get everyone, perhaps you’ll realize that you might not represent everyone they can get, or the largest audience they can get.

    • Neckto

      Good point.

    • Keichi Morisato

      sure, but this is a very niche JRPG game about Jpop stars, there is a VERY specific audience for this kind of game, the very same audience that would a game like Gal Gun Double Peace, which is advertised on this very site. i don’t expect Nintendo to cater to me 100% of the time, there are plenty of games from them that i don’t buy because i am not interested since i am not the target audience for it.

  • Caustlaws

    The guy who leaked most of these changes on 4chan a few months also stated that Nintendo is aiming for a T rating. Lord knows why, though.

    • Fire Emblem audience.
      Of course this begs the question why they don’t just make the original Japanese version more for all ages in the first place. It was CERO B in Japan, but that could range up to M rating in the past.

  • Darji

    The only thing you really can do is to completely ignore this game now. There is no way of Nintendo changing their minds. Their are lost. And I am even sad that Atlus took this job under such conditions…

    Guess Persona 5 if not in any way altered will be my last Atlus game for a while. I rather buy 3 copies of Xseed games I do not even play than supporting this decision.

    • rergerger

      Pretty much, time to sell my Wii U and buy a PS4.

    • Jeremy Barnes

      As someone who owns both, that would be a smart decision.

    • Sylveria Shini

      Im with ya there. What the hell happened at Nintendo between Bayonetta 2 and Devils Third being announced and Fire Emblem Fates that this crap is par for the course now.

    • No need to stop playing Atlus games over this game. SMT IV Apocalypse and Persona 5 won’t be censored.

    • Darji

      Honestly I do not know anymore. And man was I glad when I saw Cindy in FF15 has not changed at all. There was not even a reason to think this but this is the current climate I am feeling right now. Never say never.

      As For Atlus: I do not support companies which are support Censorship. When Southpark was heavily censored in Germany I have not bought any Ubisoft game after this. Same with Wolfenstein. because they geolocked this game…

    • You’ll have to draw the line somewhere. Buying an uncensored Atlus or Ubisoft game wouldn’t invalidate your stance on censorship.
      I understand the feeling, where we question all these concerns for how certain subjects are portrayed in entertainment on social media and the companies involved take notice. I wish we weren’t so… how do I even start to describe it?

    • Darji

      Yeah probably. But every time I buy a product I am questioning myself what they now did censor. It is really hard to get out of this circle… And I hate it…

      That is why I am so glad that companies like Xseed exist and even Bandai was crystal clear how Berseria will not be censored.

  • I warned ya’ll. When Nintendo made that “Atlus is localizing” statement, it was all lip service. Nintendo is still in control and is forcing Atlus to censor the game.
    http://operationrainfall.com/2016/04/21/tokyo-mirage-sessions-localization/#comment-2636330696

  • Vayu Purana

    i wish NoA let Atlus lead the reigns for this, i mean look at how many SMT and Persona games they had showing such things even the Teen ones

    NoA need to realize its totally fine to cater to an audience that isn’t kid friendly like most of what Nintendo’s games are, well the mainstream original character ones at least lol

  • RepeatingDigits

    And into the trash it goes. Just like Fates, Bravely Second, Fatal Frame V and Xenoblade X.

  • Ivan Gomez

    I’m not against changing their age, actually, even with that, I can enjoy a full game, but the fact that they lower the resolution on scenes, or cut parts of the game, well, that’s something that really piss me off, C’mon Nintendo, don’t use Atlus as your shield, Atlus fans not going to believe that lie.
    So, my opinion, we, as consumer, doesn’t matter if we’re niche or not, decided with our wallets what we want or not, so, if you people, are against censorship, don’t buy the game. Show your unconformity with your money, trust me, one by one, can make at least a little diference.

    • Mr0303

      What’s the point of even changing the age if they are removing anything that can be considered risqué. I agree that changing the age of characters is acceptable, but then censoring scenes and outfits makes no sense.

  • Dogi

    And the reward for most out of touch publishers goes too!

    • Dgnfly

      its not just the publisher its also it’s insane fans, non-stop advocating censorship by calling it localizations, And then they whine non-stop feeling we need to conform to their crybaby alterations.

      Its tiresome but thank god we can vote with our wallet.

    • PanurgeJr

      “Localization.” The plural is not the correct form.

    • Dgnfly

      Who gives an ass you get the point, its just you have no life and keep whining about nintendo that you point this out.

  • Dgnfly

    it’ll be interesting to see what more is butchered considering most is revealed when the game is released.

  • Darji

    Honestly I do not know anymore. And man was I glad when I saw Cindy in FF15 has not changed at all. There was not even a reason to think this but this is the current climate I am feeling right now. Never say never.

    As For Atlus: I do not support companies which are support Censorship. When Southpark was heavily censored in Germany I have not bought any Ubisoft game after this. Same with Wolfenstein. because they geolocked this game….

  • MusouTensei

    I can only repeat myself, I will buy it used from some private person on ebay.

    • j0eeyy_p

      Go for it, Xenoblade X limited editions are popping up on eBay so now’s a good time to pick it up. Same with Project Zero LEs if you’re in Europe, though they sell upwards of £70.

    • MusouTensei

      Sadly I only started this mindset this year, pretty much Xenoblade X was the final straw for me, havn’t given nincenso a single cent since. It was pretty much my new years resolution to not support censored games anymore.

    • j0eeyy_p

      Well I wish you luck. Hopefully Tokyo Mirage Sessions LEs will pop up on eBay at some point for you, though considering the current demand for this game starting to nosedive, it is looking less likely.

    • MusouTensei

      Oh I don’t care about LEs, regular is enough for me in most cases.

  • Keichi Morisato

    looks like i am totally buying the CE of Gal Gun just to spite this kind of stuff.

  • V

    Nintendo and Atlus are once again catering to Social Justice Radicals and FemiNazis by censoring this game. Can’t decide whether to cancel my preorder in protest.