History Bowdlerise / VideoGames

14th Aug '17 10:07:45 PM Delphi
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* ''VideoGame/CriminalGirls'': The localized [[UpdatedRerelease re-release]] for [[UsefulNotes/PlayStationVita PS Vita]], ''Criminal Girls: Invite Only'', to avoid an AO rating, has audible comments and moans removed from the motivation mini-game , and covers the screen with a translucent pink mist.

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* ''VideoGame/CriminalGirls'': The localized [[UpdatedRerelease re-release]] for [[UsefulNotes/PlayStationVita PS Vita]], ''Criminal Girls: Invite Only'', to avoid an AO rating, has audible comments and moans removed from the motivation mini-game , and covers the screen with a translucent pink mist. The sequel removes the audio as well, but uses slightly redrawn art (downplaying the bondage elements and making it look more consensual) instead of steam.



* ''[[Franchise/FatalFrame Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water]]'': The bonus lingerie costumes are removed. Instead, there are ''{{Franchise/Metroid}}'' and ''[[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Zelda]]'' inspired costumes. A flashback sequence showing one of the characters in a gravure photo shoot was also altered so her outfit was more modest.

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* ''[[Franchise/FatalFrame Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water]]'': The bonus lingerie costumes are removed. Instead, there are ''{{Franchise/Metroid}}'' and ''[[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Zelda]]'' inspired costumes. A flashback sequence showing one of the characters in a gravure photo shoot was also altered so her outfit was more modest. JigglePhysics were also toned down.



* In her appearance as a GuestFighter for the [=E10+=] ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'', the [[HotWitch infamous]] VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}} had to undergo a few changes. Her Wicked Weaves use a lot less of her outfit, leaving her mostly clothed, her demon-summoning Final Smash doesn't leave her wearing nothing but GodivaHair, and her {{catchphrase}} went from "don't ''fuck'' with a witch" to just "don't ''mess'' with a witch". (She's ''still'' a MsFanservice compared to everyone but Zero Suit Samus.)
5th Aug '17 4:49:08 PM Pinokio
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* The NES game ''VideoGame/MonsterParty'' would have been released in Japan as ''Parody World: Monster Party'', with parodies of ''Film/{{Alien}}'', ''Film/{{Gremlins}}'', and ''Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes''. These references were removed in the US release.
1st Jul '17 5:54:02 PM BigKlingy
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** In ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones The Sacred Stones]]'', the necrophilia and some of the Ephraim/Eirika {{Twincest}} undertones were kept but the language was toned down and Ewan peeking up Amelia's skirt was changed to him laughing at a dirt stain on it.

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** In ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones The Sacred Stones]]'', the necrophilia and some of the Ephraim/Eirika {{Twincest}} undertones were kept but the language was toned down and down, Ewan peeking up Amelia's skirt was changed to him laughing at a dirt stain on it.it and Dozla's supports with Garcia were changed from them trying different kinds of alcohol to get drunk to them trying (and failing) to use magic with [[HilarityEnsues hilarious results]].



*** A scene is removed with Soleil's drink being spiked to become attracted to men, to avoid UnfortunateImplications, while the petting mini-game is removed simply because [[ValuesDissonance it came off as extremely creepy to Western players]].



* ''VideoGame/TokyoMirageSessionsFE'': Kiria Kurono, a playable character and idol singer, had her idol costume censored to replace her black panties/bikini bottoms with black tights.

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* ''VideoGame/TokyoMirageSessionsFE'': Kiria Kurono, a playable character and idol singer, had her idol costume censored to replace her black panties/bikini bottoms with black tights. Note that this occurred in the Japanese release too. The English version re-wrote a lot of the Gravure Idol references, mainly in the second arc, which changed a few optional outfits as a result.
18th Jun '17 12:37:12 PM Onlythrice
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* The Japanese release of ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' made it impossible to nuke Megaton for sensitive reasons.

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* The Japanese release of ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' made it impossible to nuke Megaton for sensitive reasons.reasons, as well as renaming the Fat Man as the "Nuka-Launcher".


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* In ''[[VideoGame/{{Uncharted}} Uncharted 4]]'', the Doughnut Drake skin that provided FatComicRelief for the past three games was cut from the final version after the new director Paul Druckmann decided it was too offensive.
10th Jun '17 2:02:00 PM nombretomado
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** Many of the enemy sprites were slightly edited. For example, the Crow enemies lost the cigarettes they hold in the original, while the Gang Zombie enemies no longer have bullet holes riddling their chests and blood-stained shirts. The B.B. Gang enemies lost the cigarettes they smoke in the Japanese version, while [[{{Delinquents}} Teddy]] lost the knife he holds during the brief boss battle against him. Notably, the edited sprites carried over to the Japan-only CompilationRerelease ''MOTHER 1 + 2,'' as well as the Japanese version of the WiiU ''Videogame/{{MOTHER}}'' release.

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** Many of the enemy sprites were slightly edited. For example, the Crow enemies lost the cigarettes they hold in the original, while the Gang Zombie enemies no longer have bullet holes riddling their chests and blood-stained shirts. The B.B. Gang enemies lost the cigarettes they smoke in the Japanese version, while [[{{Delinquents}} Teddy]] lost the knife he holds during the brief boss battle against him. Notably, the edited sprites carried over to the Japan-only CompilationRerelease ''MOTHER 1 + 2,'' as well as the Japanese version of the WiiU UsefulNotes/WiiU ''Videogame/{{MOTHER}}'' release.
30th Apr '17 1:49:46 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/HarvestMoon'':

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* ''Franchise/HarvestMoon'':''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'':
23rd Apr '17 6:00:56 PM billybobfred
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----* ''VideoGame/PuyoPuyo'': Back when the arcade version of the first game received a ''probably''-official localization, Satan's name was changed to Dark Prince, in accordance with nigh-universal standards of removing all religious references. This reappeared when the GBA ''Minna de Puyo Puyo'' was localized as ''Puyo Pop'', but was inconsistently reverted in the few other ''Puyo Puyo'' games [[NoExportForYou to actually make it out of Japan]]. ''Puyo Puyo {{VideoGame/Tetris}}'' brings back the name change, which seems to settle it as official.
30th Mar '17 11:06:12 AM Prfnoff
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* Downplayed from RealLife in ''VideoGame/GoldenSunTheLostAge'': at the very end of a ChainOfDeals is a turtle who's all alone, so you find another sea turtle to keep him company, rejoicing that he is Lonesome George no more. Except in real life, Lonesome George was called that because he was the last member of his species.
2nd Mar '17 8:12:52 PM Kayube
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* Capcom's Game Boy adaptation of ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'' had to change the weasel Smartass's name to Smarty due to Nintendo's famous censorship policies.

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* Capcom's Game Boy adaptation of ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'' had to change the weasel Smartass's name to Smarty due to Nintendo's famous censorship policies.Smarty.
4th Feb '17 3:50:38 PM Steven
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* ''VideoGame/MegaManPoweredUp'' featured a Robot Master named Oil Man. The differences in appearance between the Japanese and European/American releases can be seen [[http://images.complex.com/complex/image/upload/t_article_image/qh0mtdxsmtt1nbhrj654.jpg here]]. Franchise/ArchieComics took a different direction in depicting Oil Man by retaining his color scheme, but [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-b42OTBMKDc0/Ti2jdryG8nI/AAAAAAAAGus/q1oJnLWnAvY/s1600-h/mm7.600.jpg having his lips covered by his scarf]].

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* ''VideoGame/MegaManPoweredUp'' featured a Robot Master named Oil Man. The differences in appearance between the Japanese and European/American releases can be seen [[http://images.complex.com/complex/image/upload/t_article_image/qh0mtdxsmtt1nbhrj654.jpg here]]. Franchise/ArchieComics took a different direction in depicting Oil Man by retaining his color scheme, but [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-b42OTBMKDc0/Ti2jdryG8nI/AAAAAAAAGus/q1oJnLWnAvY/s1600-h/mm7.600.jpg having his lips covered by his scarf]]. The change is likely due to Oil Man's original design being too close to {{Blackface}}.
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