Sekai Project Details ‘Baldr Sky’ Localization Changes

Thursday, December 19th, 2019

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Baldr Sky | Gameplay

We are officially a day away from the release of Baldr Sky and that’s great. To clarify, this post is in relation to yesterday’s mention of censorship. It’s no surprise how popular Baldr Sky is and how many people are looking forward to it. However, there is a side in disappointment towards the fact they’re not getting the full product. Sekai Project knows this better than anyone. Today, a statement comes to light detailing the changes. In general, the changes are out of the publisher’s control since it’s the developer who wants them.  You may read their full statement here but we’ll provide what actually changed. The news is saddening, but at least we still have a game to look forward to.

So what changed in Baldr Sky?

– All explicit sex scenes are cut, usually by fading to black and skipping the explicit details. The lead-in to these scenes is not removed, and sexual encounters are never removed, but simply not presented to the player. In sex scenes that are important for the progression of the plot, the scenes are kept, but shortened and modified so the art shows either no nudity or a black screen, and explicit mentions of genitals and _genital interactions_ modified.

– Outside of sex scenes, the few images that shows nipples and/or genitals are modified to be non-explicit. This is usually done via obscuring those parts, either via objects or light rays, or by cropping (using high res sources). Character standing sprites that are nude are not shown, although the scenes they appear in are not otherwise modified, and the characters still appear shoulder up in the face window.

– Very little text is modified outside of explicit sex scenes, only in cases where characters directly reference explicit sexual details. The mascot (the cute chibi character that is present in the menu screen) has had a handful of particularly questionable lines adjusted, and Noi’s unlockable plugin has had it’s name changed (you know the one).

– Because cutting the adult content results in a somewhat large hole in the title screen where the H-Scene Replay menu would be, we replaced this screen with a Movie Replay, which lets you replay the two opening and 6 ending movies, as you have them unlocked. The records screen will show a count of movies unlocked instead of the h-scene count of the original.

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