First off, I’m going to say that if you are at work, this is probably not an article you should be reading. So let’s label it NSFW.

Lucky folks in Japan have managed to get their hands on Xenoblade Chronicles X where it releases there on April, 29th. Some of those folks are streaming as they play on twitch and hitbox. This has given us the chance to see the game content including the various outfits such as this outfit shared by the hitbox user BSpowerx:
Xenoblade Chronicles X controversy

Now I’m not usually one to care about how scantily dressed video game characters are made in video games. My personal feelings are that the creators should be able to make the game in-line with their own creative vision. That and as a regular visitor of a local waterpark, seeing girls in very revealing bikinis is pretty much the norm for me; girls as young as six mind you.

But when I saw this outfit in Xenoblade Chronicles X even I had to admit that perhaps Monolith Soft went too far. It’s not the outfit that bothers me; it’s the fact that the character that is wearing the outfit is 13. Yes that is the underboob of a 13 year old.

I’ll note that this is the Japanese version of the game, and the Japanese culture tends to be a bit more “open-minded” with things like this. It is certainly possible that Nintendo will do some censoring and this outfit will not make the cut for the Western version of the game.

Xenoblade Chronicles X is the game I am most looking forward to playing this year being such a huge fan of the first Xenoblade game. So regardless,  I will be buying and enjoying this game. Still, I’ll pose the question to you all:

Is it too much or do I and others that feel it is too much need to loosen up a bit?



Ryan Tyner
Ryan is an owner and manager of the oprainfall website, mostly managing changes needed for the website and maintenance. He also writes articles from time-to-time. His gaming interests include mostly RPGs; both Western and Japanese. Ryan has a graduate degree in psychology.