Nintendo Also Removed the Petting Mini-Game in Fire Emblem Fates

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We’ve learned (via Kotaku) that Nintendo is removing/altering even more content in the western release of Fire Emblem Fates.

While the supposed (but entirely untrue) gay-conversion dialogue tree has gotten mainstream attention, there’s also a petting mini-game in which you can use your stylus to stroke, rub, and pet characters of your choosing.

This probably also means the ability to strip your characters to their undies is probably also being removed – you can read more about it all here in our previous report.

Nintendo confirmed that petting is “100 percent out,” while also somewhat defending the original Japanese release:

“Yes, that is the case. You might have heard somewhat misinterpreted or exaggerated information about the Japanese original game, but even in the Japanese original version, we have not included any features which are considered inappropriate in Japan.”

When pressed again for clarification on how the Soleil dialogue tree is being changed, Nintendo refused to comment, wanting to avoid spoilers.

Fire Emblem Fates is launching for the Nintendo 3DS on February 19th in North America, with a European release coming sometime thereafter.

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  • Chris Gregoria

    Such. Bull. Shit.

  • Shiggy Diggy Doo

    So what makes them think I’ll not only buy an incomplete product, but one split into three 40 dollar segments? They can go fuck themselves

  • Gentleman Banana

    Less and less content…not exactly thrilled.

  • Thanks Nintendo to help me manage my finances more efficiently. Now i can save 80€. Seriously, are they also remove petting cat heads in the next Nintendogs and cats?

  • koksuckaahh

    Won’t be buying this anytime soon…

  • Alexis Nascimento-Lajoie

  • DarkMistressSerena

    Fantranslation master race

  • let’s just send a great “f*** you” to Nintendo of America twitter, and let’s find a way to make our insatisfaction about all these censorships reach Nintendo of Japan!
    Like the japanese people do when they rage about something they dislike on mangas/animes/games/etc…
    Mmaybe it could change the future games releases… maybe T___T

  • _buchu

    This makes me worry about what Nintendo will be doing next in their games, but then I remember that they’re hardly relevant these days anyway.

  • deadeye

    I mean, I had already decided I wasn’t going to be interested in this game because it was taking after Awakening, was significantly more fanservice heavy, and in general just not looking like a Fire Emblem game or even a decent SRPG.

    But fuck my butt, NoA is trying it’s hardest to just be the worst fucking localization team ever. They are the 4kids and/or Funimation of video games. If not somehow worse.

    Can Nintendo just fucking axe all these idiots already? They make pretty decent games and NoA just vomits all over them.

  • The Jackal
  • TsukuyomiMagi99

    Oh look Nannytendo are being a bunch of fucking cunts yet again why am I not surprised! -_-

  • Gale

    I am 110% not buying this game anymore.

    I don’t fucking care. They could make the gameplay on par with the Tellius or Geneology parts of Fire Emblem, and I’d tell them to go fucking shove it.

    Blow me, Nintendo.

  • NuclearCherries

    Well, fuck buying Fates then.
    Fuck you, NoA. You pieces of shit.

  • TsukuyomiMagi99

    Signed

  • Offendatron_5000

    Legalize the Purge.

  • Leandro Teixeira

    you have my support

  • WB1c_Marathon

    At this point I’m not even shocked, yet somehow I’m disappointed still. Oh well looks like the money I saved on Nintendo games will be invested in all them sweet psvita weeb games with extra petting.

  • CrabCombat

    They ruin their series by pandering to people who only care about the waifus and then the waifu pandering is removed in the West

    What’s even the point? Thank you Nintendo for saving me some money, I guess.

  • Suraimu

    Absolutely disgusting censorship.
    Why is nintendo trying to maintain a family friendly image when their main fans are 30yo males.

    This makes no sense financially and it smells of agenda pushing by someone in charge.
    Gotta protect our feeble non japanese minds from the evils of petting.

  • Heavily Augmented

    I’m not even angry anymore… just disappointed

  • Tin o Beans

    I knew his would happen so I didn’T even plan on buying this. Fuck Nintendo.

  • Neojames82

    “When pressed again for clarification on how the Soleil dialogue tree is being changed, Nintendo refused to comment, wanting to avoid spoilers.”

    Yes….SPOILERS of course.

  • deadeye

    This is NoA. Not Nintendo at large. It’s NoA and their localization teams that fucks everything up.

    But I guess Nintendo puts up with it.

  • Cy

    Nintendo is the absolute worst when it comes to self censorship. Attn: Ninty fans, THIS is why we complain about how “kiddy” Nintendo is. Not because we’re so edgy and only play hardcore games for hardcore gamers like ourselves, but because it means we get stripped down versions of any game they make that has anything even approaching “mature” content.

  • Neojames82

    They do because they want to make money, sadly.

  • Nintendo is officially kill.

    Looks like I’m pirating all of their games from now on.

  • Suraimu

    My point was that this is not going to make the game sell more, quite the opposite, so no, money cant be the motivator of this but rather they are trying to push their twisted morals in a product.
    Any translator that censors anything is a danger to freedom of speech.

  • Master Bating

    NoA, not even once.

  • deadeye

    Yeah I guess they can’t really destroy an entire division and rebuild it so easily.

    But NoA’s localization teams whole goal is just sterilize everything so it has no personality and everything is what they deem to be “family friendly”. They want the same people that legitimately enjoy Wii Fit to play this game, they want kids to play this with their grandparents or whatever, and they’ll dump bleach on it until it looks “okay” enough. Even though this does not appeal to fucking anyone. By “cleansing” the game, they are pushing away the people that are actually interested, and the people they are trying to reach probably don’t even know the game exists.

    Like, they obviously are horrible when it comes to censorship, but then you have a lot of incredibly pointless changes to dialogue and characters so that everything is “neat” and “clean” and “simple”. Their translations are just awful, everyone talks almost exactly the same aside from one or two quirky characters that have a really forced and stereotypical accent.

    NoA is garbage. Nintendo is pretty okay.

  • Valwin Mediaz

    DEFEND THIS I WANT TO SEE THE USUAL FUCKERS DEFEND THIS

  • Anon630

    Nintendo: Helping gamers save their hard earned cash.
    -Want third party games? Let’s burn that bridge!
    -Want Japanese games? We’ll make it so it doesn’t offend anyone.
    -Want Wii U support? Forget it, we’re making a new console!
    -Metroid? Hahahahahahah!!!

  • Edmund Black

    They are.
    “It’s just a gross minigame, EWWWW”

  • Edmund Black

    YOU WATCH, OUTFITS ARE NEXT ON THE BLOCK.

  • Kraken

    NoA is kill. region free with subs version please

  • Takane Shijou

    I really don’t get NoA at all. Then we have people celebrating this removal and others. I’m just done, I’m not going to wait around to see if NoA changed their ways, because it’s probably just going to get worse as time goes on. I’m not going to reward any company that actively seems to alter content to such an extent and still want to charge the same price for the experience.

    I’m just done with you as a whole, Nintendo. We can’t even manage to get a game unscathed by your localization process, so why even bother when you’re altering the experience of the game as whole?

  • I don’t know how far along those 3DS hack guys have gone, but now would be a good time to hurry up.

    Right now (for a while actually) Nintendo’s in a position where the hacks so far for the 3DS have yielded no noticeable impact on their sales. Sure there’s some out there like Ironhax and tubehax and whatnot, but nothing to the level of, say, the original DS and Wii. As such, Nintendo is pretty much going “Our shit is the only shit you’ll eat, and either you’ll like it or go hungry.”

    If they feel their sales are threatened by the existence of easily accessible hacks (like what the guys in pic related are trying to do), and by extension superior fan translations, Nintendo will think twice about changing so much content for a game.

  • Maciej Bącal

    2d girls can’t give consent

  • Neojames82

    Remember, it isn’t censorship because the government didn’t mandate this…

  • Valwin Mediaz

    Neogaf is happy as fuck

  • Neojames82

    Yes, we must defend the rights of these not-real women!!!

  • Nagato

    Alright, now I’m definitely never spending my money on a Nintendo product anymore.

    First you have to buy the actual hardware to play stuff on, two pieces of them if you even want to play all their games.

    Then there’s mandatory accessories like chargers and normal controllers you have to buy seperately before normal use of the device you bought.

    Then you need to wait ages before games get released in the West, nevermind Europe which can get them up to years later.

    Last but not least you need to buy overpriced and insanely difficult to find below-McDonalds quality toys to access all the content the game ships with.

    And in the case of this particular game, you need to purchase three seperate products/campaigns to get the “full” vanilla experience as well, before DLC map packs and such enter the picture.

    Then, after all of that, we still don’t get a remotely complete product because those latte liberals at Nintendo’s Treehouse and 8-4 think all their potential paying customers are small children and thusly shouldn’t be allowed access to this content.

    Man, fuck this bullshit. Never again will I judge anyone for pirating their titles.

  • Chocolate ISISCream

    Meanwhile, on NeoCUCKS.

  • Slayven19

    I don’t get it either, but im still buying tho since I never cared for the petting feature, that was creep stuff.

  • tccboss

    Well you know what this means gents, it means we get Fire Emblem IF and put the English text in it.

  • deadeye

    Remember when localization meant taking something that is unfamiliar to someone and presenting it in a way that helps the person understand this new and strange thing, but still stay true to the source material so as to celebrate cultural differences as opposed of trying to hide them and make them “fit” better?

    Now localization is taking an axe to something and saying “look, is good now, we made better”.

    Localization should be like a guide bringing you into an unfamiliar thing and showing you everything in it’s full glory. Not try to hide everything or mask it because they think people might think it’s weird. It meant staying true to the source material. It meant framing things in different ways to help people understand something they are unfamiliar with. A good localization can actually be informative and tell you something about this other culture. Maybe some people will think it’s weird. Maybe some won’t like it. That’s fine, not everyone like everything.

    It’s really just a shame too because Nintendo’s developers are actually pretty damn good, but then we have NoA acting as gatekeepers that try their hardest to butcher everything and just bleach the games until they have no personality left. Seriously, look at the scripts in recent NoA translations. Everyone talks exactly the same. Narration is always exactly the same.

  • Slayven19

    I’ll sign, but these things never work ever.

  • Scipio

    This is what leads people to pirating.

  • MDG

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Kqm4wD69l8 I imagine Nintendo localization offices act like this.

  • FinalFight

    “What? Oh, the petting? It was just misunderstood! …On that note, it’s gone, don’t ask why.”

  • WB1c_Marathon

    Yeah, and here I was hoping 2016 would be a better year for games. I was gonna buy DQ7, but I’m sure they’ll fuck that up as well so I guess it’s time to sell my Nintendo stuff I don’t use. There is a thick layer of dust over my Wii U and 3DS cause every game I wanted gets censored.

  • UNIverse

    No idea why anyone would want to pet such ugly creatures. Kozaki is a terrible artist.

  • Urobolus

    JUST CENSOR MY SHIT UP FAM

  • Slayven19

    smash bros isn’t censored.

  • Shadepariah

    I bought a New 3DS at launch specifically for Gateway. Clearly this was a good decision.

  • Eldhin Hellknight

    What the holy fuck!!? Seriously?

  • イリャ

    Fuck off, even if I don’t personally care about the petting mini game I still will not support removing content for no real reason.

  • Slayven19

    The game will sell more this way tbh, I don’t like that they took it out but its gonna sell better.

  • buddyluv324

    So for NoA petting Pokemon in the junk is ok, but in FE just touching characters in the face (with concent) is taking it too far.

  • NintendoNaut

    Lol what is this from?

  • WB1c_Marathon

    I’m not big on fighting games, I have the 3DS version but my friends don’t play anymore and the dudes at my college destroy me.

  • Slayven19

    Inever said wanted it removed…That said it was still a creepy mini game that I won’t miss cause the game is still good to play. You don’t have to buy it and im not telling you to support this either.

  • Kaijuu

    Reason number 235 to continue learning Japanese so I don’t have to be content buying inferior and incomplete products thanks to bad localizations.

  • koksuckaahh

    Sorry to double post but, if this is all you do in the aforementioned mini-game…nintendo you guys are getting too damn scarey. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFWxJK6HJr8

  • Miragos

    That was the last straw for me. Every single Nintendo game I plan to buy gets censored the shit out of it. Last year I stopped pre-ordering, because I don’t know how much content gets altered or removed in advance. In a global world where news about the original version and localized version of a game are indistinguishable, publishers should be obligated to disclose any censorship. When you pre-order a localized version of a game, you almost exclusively rely on information about the original version of a game and localizers take advantage of this intransparency. That’s both misleading and unethical.

    That’s it. I’m going to boycott NoA and NoE until they get their shit together. At least 1st party titles. And I won’t even bother getting an American or European NX. It hurts to miss out on a great game, but it hurts even more to knowingly consume a butchered version of a great game.

    Fuck you Nintendo (of America/Europe)!
    Sincerely, a loyal Nintentard for nearly two decades.

  • Master Bating

    “Its not Mario friendly so it needs to go”

    This is NoA and has been for some time now, and with SJWs coming out of the woodwork, its even worse.

  • JoeSislack

    I guess no one at NOA saw Sakurai’s interview where he said he doesn’t understand why people say ‘take it out, I don’t want it!’

    http://www.sourcegaming.info/2015/08/07/dont-need-this-dont-need-that-sakurais-famitsu-column-vol-485/

  • buddyluv324

    Goddamn I’ve forgotten about this! I needed a good laugh!

  • Fear Me I Am Free

    I will be playing the fan translation when its done. Nintendo is letting the American branch ruin their games.

  • Slayven19

    OH, carry on then.

  • CrusaderEsper

    Well, if it is really completely gone, bookmark this youtube playlist. It has all of the face-touching minigame dialogue translated.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwkRiSkol0w&list=PLve9lR9UwMZxANaIjZTAXm1_FiikruC1I

  • RepeatingDigits

    So glad I got the fan translation. NoA please die.
    Also I hope they’re ready for lots of cancelled preorders!

  • Slayven19

    Yep, but lets be honest, people were gonna pirate anyway due to the game being split up.

  • Fear Me I Am Free

    Neofag is nothing, but an echochamber of SJWs who actively want games banned or censored. They are a cancer on this industry now.

  • Daryl Corey

    Fuck Nintendo

  • Antoinant

    >showing affection by petting in the head is creepy
    modern times guys

  • Edmund Black

    I was actually going to buy both: Conquest for myself and Birthright for my fiance. Now I’m getting the fan patch.

  • Dewey Defeats Truman

    Honestly is anyone surprised? Like, upset, sure, but who didn’t see this coming?

  • PenguinPlayer

    Well, they did it. Words weren’t enough, models weren’t enough, boob slide wasn’t enough either. They actually removed a whole minigame. They are removing straight up gameplay from a game.

    Can’t wait for the day we don’t even get a cartridge because the game was deemed too problematic.

  • The Jackal

    Well, they work for the annoying SJW , at least is better than just sitting here thinking how disappointing NoA is.

  • CirnoTheStrongest

    That’s the JP version

  • CrusaderEsper

    Well… Smash Bros is censored if you compare it to Melee and Brawl. Both those games you could look up Peach’s skirt and see her bloomers. In Smash 4, all the female characters wearing skirts (sans Palutena) have black voids under their skirts. That’s how it is in every version but still, it’s something.

  • Edmund Black

    Did they actually change models? I haven’t seen confirmation on that yet.

  • Scipio

    Might be true, but this might have given incentive to the people on the fence.

  • Antoinant

    Everytime I see that word ”creepy”, my blood boils

  • Dewey Defeats Truman

    I really hate that “localization” has become a bad word and is almost exclusively used in a derogatory sense anymore, but when shit like this happens I remember exactly why it’s happened.

    I don’t boycott Nintendo, they make great games. But I pretty much refuse to buy anything that isn’t very explicitly made with children in mind (mario, splatoon, zelda etc.) until I know for a fact that it hasn’t been fucked with. I think the only game that’s gotten a pass, for some fucking reason, is Bayonetta 2. I’m not sure why but that should be the standard and not this.

  • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

    Hahahah, that’s such a backwards logic. Nintendo censors a game so your answer is to pirate games? It’s like you were just basically waiting for an excuse to pirate games. If you’d be so outraged by the censorship, you wouldn’t play their games whatsoever. But no, of course, you have to pirate them~.

  • koksuckaahh

    I know he’s iconic and all that, but could care less about mario as a franchise. How he stayed popular and sonic turned into shit despite trying to follow in his shoes is beyond me.

  • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

    It’s like Nintendo was like: “Oh guys, you thought we did something wrong when we didn’t so here, let’s do something wrong so everything will be right in the World”~.

  • Immahnoob

    “but nothing to the level of, say, the original DS and Wii.”

    Lolwhat.

    Steven, pls, what are you saying?

    After I was told on Nichegamer’s Disqus that hackers have done the best thing they could for the 3DS, I went off and bought it.

    Guess what, you can play every fucking game as long as you have the right version. You can patch ANYTHING. You can even play MULTIPLAYER with pirated games.

  • scemar

    Call it a dumb feature all you want but for the localizer branch to be taking such steps towards gentrifying the game for ALL international markets outside japan is something big.

    It’s censorship.
    It’s a patronizing middle finger to the players.
    It can even cause feedback back into Japan.

    In all levels it is wrong, retrograde and disgusting.

    Burn the treehouse, have villager chop it down, I don’t care, but it has to go.

  • Nagato

    Don’t forget “gross”.

  • Michael Richardson

    Welp, I’m done.

    Looks like I’ll be making some good money on that SE of FE: Fates I pre-ordered.

  • Immahnoob

    That moment when you’re hit with EVEN MORE CENSORSHIP.

    YEAH!

    YEAHHHHHH!

    http://i.imgur.com/vyz1bEm.jpg

  • Antoinant

    He probably means he will pirate the Jap versions (assuming he knows nipponese or get the fantranlation), considering the game was also already split up in three versions (not to mention the region locking)

  • Immahnoob
  • Derek

    I am going to try to remain calm about this because quite frankly, I wanted more quality games localized, but somewhere along the way, we had 4 years of stinker crap from NISA and compile Heart while Sega and Bamco acted like headless chickens on Localization.

    Then Yakuza 5 was announced in 2014 and I thought things would turn around. But it didn’t as we saw less fanservice games getting localizad

    Then came the cost of other games being increasingly censored for localization.

    And then came the hysterical users who only cares when tits and fanservice is on the line and fuck the other guys who just want more Japanese games. Never mind the fact that the Japanese will never get to see bare tits or sex on a console let alone setting off the nuke.

    Seriously though fuck this crap.

  • Immahnoob

    Nope, we’re going to pirate the Japanese version and get the fan translation.

    The fan translators knew what’s going to happen.

    They don’t deserve one penny for this “localization”.

  • Nagato

    Why financially support an anti-consumer practice you disagree with?

    Why support a company seeking to fuck you over with as many of these practices as they could possibly implement in a single title?

  • Derek

    He was talking about Fatal Frame.

  • Derek

    There is Mario friendly and then there is Polygon Friendly.

  • Immahnoob

    Did you hack your 3DS yet?

    n3DS or o3DS?

    I have links for anyone that needs help with that.

  • Derek

    What? You are triggered by this?

  • Wonderkarp

    Dear Nintendo….

    IF YOU HAVE SUCH PROBLEMS WITH THIS CRAP WHY PUT IT IN YOUR GAMES IN THE FIRST PLACE!?

  • CirnoTheStrongest

    Remember when a girl was turned into a guy because the localization company was too afraid to have a romance in a game that was targeted towards kids? (which, hilariously, ended up feeling like you were playing a boys love game.) Remember when games were basically given their own scripts and localization companies called it a day? Remember when people had their ethnicities changed? Remember all the other examples of gender changes?

    I do remember these days. Localization has always been a problem. It’s actually improved a great deal, when Nintendo’s almost the only one still holding onto those horrible ideals. It used to be really across the board, but people didn’t know better back then.

  • Audie Bakerson

    This is why I started learning Nipponese.

    Why aren’t YOU learning Nipponese?

  • Immahnoob

    http://i.imgur.com/qMZT0NU.gif

    “Gross” “creepy” “problematic”

  • Edmund Black

    I am, for exactly this reason.

  • Derek

    Because the waifu audience.

    The Otaku audience who makes and buys doujins of Nowi and Tharja giving two handjobs, a blowob and penetrated in both holes while dressed in a skimpy outfit. That is Awakening’s audience.

  • Antoinant

    The ‘replying to public comments is harassement’ now too.

  • Derek

    I already did, but I couldn’t leave others behind.

  • Immahnoob

    Uhhhh, every audience ever?

  • Edmund Black

    But will they? some of the outfits show a lot of butt. What about the hotsprings?

  • Audie Bakerson

    “Remember when people had their ethnicities changed?”

    I remember it like it was yesterday.

    Most likely because it more or less was yesterday.

  • Derek

    There is a huge difference between the Otaku audience and the regular audience. The Otaku audience demands it, and the regular audience could give two fucks about it except if they are paid for.

  • Immahnoob

    I’m sure a lot of people are into porn.

  • scemar

    You know you might be wrong on the last point.
    Third point might be the answer to it, treehouse might very well not know or care about the audience, they just take their sweet time and censor everything to cash in a bigger paycheck.
    Or maybe they’re typical sjw, sjw don’t censor content to protect the audience, they do it because the content is sinful and offensive and thus deserves to be censored period.

    But entirely agreed on everything else.
    It’s never been a better time to give up on Nintendo.

    Be it ignorance, stupidity, greed or bad management, being a fan of Nintendo right now is suffering and I want out.

  • Immahnoob

    Anyone needs help hacking their o3DS or n3DS?

    I’m here for you.

  • Miragos

    A lot of us are. But it takes time and hard work.

  • Nagato

    Many thanks, my friend, but I’ll roll with Citra instead. No need for Nintendo to make money off of some overpriced hardware purchase either.

  • Edmund Black

    I might, I’ll get back to you.

  • Immahnoob

    Everyone remembers Los Angeles.

    With their tasty hamburgers.

    http://i.imgur.com/hn6tWKE.png

  • Antoinant

    It’s one of those overused words to qualify anything that isn’t ”normal” for those fags

  • FinalFight

    I’ll wait until we get a statement from Nintendo rather than just a “trust me, they said this” from Kotaku, but if it’s out I’m scalping my Special Edition pre-order and using the money to buy a flashcart.

  • Quiggsy

    Please?

  • scemar

    Replace old guy with rainbow haired and fedora young hipsters and we might be on to something.
    “Offensive” “Problematic” “Needs censoring”

  • Fear Me I Am Free

    Just so you know, its your choice, but you buying it will send the message that this kind of shit is acceptable.

  • Quiggsy

    That is a much better idea than just cancelling, thank you!

  • Derek

    Not everyone flashes it and strokes on about how great it is in public.

  • Fear Me I Am Free

    They have turned it into a bad word by their practices. Yeah, most think Bayonetta 2 wasn’t censored because of Kamiya and Platinum Games which is great. It’s actually the last game I bought.

  • Immahnoob

    Darn, I thought I wasn’t an otaku.

  • Derek

    Well it’s a wait and see, but given the recent actions. People have every right to be scared. Most of Niche tend to forget that it’s Polygon and Kotaku who runs shit around.

  • Derek

    Well be proud of it.

  • Immahnoob

    As FearMe said, “localization” is like current feminism.

    By practice, it became a bad word. To be honest, it always was shit, only that in the past, you wouldn’t know these changes because the Internet wasn’t that vocal or interested in it, or as big.

  • scemar

    The game might sell less.

    But the people who made the changes are going home with more money.
    They took a year to censor the game and every thing they remove adds to their pay check.

  • scemar

    You can have it, at a price…you need to hack your 3DS.

  • Antoinant

    ”IT’S CREEPY”

    I’m fed up with this world

  • Edmund Black

    And Kotaku are all buddy buddy with Treehouse, so it wouldn’t be surprising at this point…

  • Nagato

    They do know, they’re just fanatics who want to push down their politics through gatekeeping consumer media.

    Example of one such employee:

    http://twitter.com/alisonrapp/status/690264632066355200

    Another gem from her old Twitter account, because sexism against men obviously can’t exist:

    http://imgur.com/13D2sHI.png

  • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

    Don’t support them. But don’t steal from them either. Nothing gives you the entitlement to pirate a game; folks saying they’ll retaliate by pirating games is just an excuse to not pay for games they want to play~.

  • Immahnoob

    No one’s stealing anything, we’re copying it ^_^

  • scemar

    Some people were going to pirate it. But we can entirely ignore those because they’re not part of this argument.

    The argument now is that due to bad anti consumer practices the pirated version is better than the official version and supporting the official version is also supporting the censorship.
    So fans are pushed towards pirating.
    In this case we are speaking of actual fans that would have otherwise bought the game to support it.

    Think of this this way: Every game on the PC is easy to pirate, the only reason people bother buying them off Steam (and evidence shows a lot of people do that) is to support the creators or because it’s more convenient.

    In this case, it is neither more convenient, not worth supporting.
    So the two reasons to not pirate are taken away.
    So go pirate this game now.

  • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

    Nobody’s going to contest that they don’t deserve money. But at the same time, they don’t deserve to have their games pirated. There’s no valid justification for theft~.

  • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

    Save it for later, it’s not launch date yet. I’m sure there will be more~.

  • scemar

    The game was made by a studio.
    The censorship was done by the treehouse.

    Not the same crowd.
    In fact the Nintendo people of Japan might have no idea what their western branches are doing or what’s going on in the treehouse.

    Treehouse is ripping Nintendo off.

  • Antoinant

    >being a shitty moralefag
    >wanting to get fucked more by industries practises
    Nobody is a masochist like you

  • Nagato

    As Gaben once said: piracy is a service problem.

    When the pirated version with fan translation has all the content and original dialogue intact, obviously there’s no value to paying for a gutted release instead.

  • Bitterbear

    And Reggie be like:

  • Immahnoob

    It’s copying, not “theft”.

    I’m sorry if I don’t agree with retarded laws.

  • tccboss

    I’m going to need some help installing that English patch for IF and removing that region lock.

  • tccboss

    I’m trying but it’s tough

  • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

    *If* you are paying for the Japanese game then doing whatever you want it with it, that’s fine. But do note that the poster I replied to specifically said he’d pirate the game. So, unless he clarifies he meant he’d buy the Japanese game to dump / copy / patch, I’m going to assume he’s just committing thievery~.

  • Sebastian Paillao

    Better than doing nothing.

  • first people complained about Fire Emblem not being Fire Emblem but now you complain it is? WTF

  • deadeye

    Oh yeah, localization was bad in the early years, but it got better after some folks showed them how to do it.

    Now Nintendo tries to take it back. And you still have localization teams like NISA that try to make everything hip and cool.

  • deadeye

    NoA didn’t localize Bayo 2.

  • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

    If I’d support Nintendo you’d have a point. But I don’t. I just don’t buy their games and I don’t care if they keep digging themselves a hole. What I don’t do is pirate games of any company regardless of my feelings for them. That’s not being neither a SJW nor a masochist (I’m a sadist, btw), that’s just not being a punk who thinks is entitled to playing every single game in the World for free~.

  • Nagato

    Friendly reminder that these are the kinds of political zealots Nintendo employs to decide what paying adult should and should not gain access to:

    https://twitter.com/alisonrapp/status/690264632066355200

    Same idealogue, older account:

    https://i.imgur.com/0afaP3D.png

  • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

    If you pay for the Japanese version, it’s legit. But since the poster I replied to specifically said he’d just pirate *all of Nintendo’s games* from now on, I’m inclined to think he is not paying for anything and instead just playing a game he wants for free. Two wrongs don’t make a right~.

  • Immahnoob

    “Pirating” is “copying”.

    They still have a cartridge, just saying.

  • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

    Did Nocturnic say he’d buy the Japanese version to copy it or that he would just pirate *all of their* games~?

  • Immahnoob
  • Fear Me I Am Free

    Even if it does sell, it’s selling on the name alone and people buying it are unaware.

  • Chocolate ISISCream

    Amen, and as the dawn light cuts through the darkness so shall I reap every Neofag’s soul in turn.

  • British_Otaku

    Glad to see them defend the Japanese version at last, I’m not insane to think that they hate their original work when localised (whether it gets cuts for the west or Japan). Even with a Japanese copy downloaded, I can’t be anything more positive than disappointed that a whole feature even if optional was cut from the game.

    Same goes for the clothing which more or less seals the odds that I won’t be able to streetpass and interact with players here.

  • Immahnoob

    I’ve just seen this:

    http://i.imgur.com/rXn3php.jpg

  • Mr. Despair

    Welp, there goes my pre order. I’ll pirate the japanese version later I suppose :(

  • Derek

    Welcome to Nichegamer where anything lewd gets first priority in social issues

  • British_Otaku

    Sure you are talking to the same people? Sure that people who didn’t like the petting wanted censorship to have their ideal Fire Emblem, over menu options or another game?

  • Chocolate ISISCream

    >bust sized reduced
    >properly covered up

    WHAT THE FUCK

  • Brimfyre

    What’s so depressing is this is all within the realm of possibility.

    The thing that make sit obvious as a joke is the last point, as that would require NoA to actually put forth some effort and create something to replace what they ripped out.

  • TheManWithPants

    You know this seems like a joke, but I can actually see NoA doing this.

  • Fear Me I Am Free

    Holy Shit, Treehouse has gone full moral puritan.

  • Fear Me I Am Free

    It’s sad that this is what the industry has become thanks to the push of SJWs and the media.

  • Fear Me I Am Free

    No, it’s censorship. Plain and simple.

  • No_Good_Names_Ever

    Someone cried when they found out they’ll never be able to pet their waifu.

  • British_Otaku

    You might be correct about a crowd collectively, but speak about individuals while we are all here. I personally liked the look of the Yakuza series but wasn’t interested in buying them localised while SEGA cut things out of 3 (and to a less extent 4).

    I think I’m pretty consistent. >_> I also was up in arms about Gunvolt’s midriff and hair being edited.

  • Antoinant

    The ride doesnt end

  • Mighty No. 56008

    Hey guys! Noticed a lot of talk about Fire Emblem just now, so came but to see what the deal was….

    *reads article*

    ….Well, that’s one game I don’t have to buy anymore. Thanks Nintendo

  • Antoinant

    Are you for real?

  • British_Otaku

    Consider getting a legal copy of the Japanese game. It is a good deal cheaper to get the game now and it is really worthwhile (even the censored version will be – but not enough to overturn my dislike of the changes).

    If not, whatever. I guess NOJ sold the most of any FE ever with the game.

  • Kiryu

    Is there something Nintendo doesnt remove?How about they remove themselves from gaming?

  • British_Otaku

    Nintendo are making things easy for us by detailing the cuts. I haven’t complimented them yet in this thread, but it is a good thing to detail information like this…

    Even if I want to hear “We translated the game. Please expect all features you have seen for the Japanese game.”

  • Kiryu

    The only thing creepy here is the Treehouse.

  • Mr. Despair

    Well I’ll see what I can do about region-lock. I’m not buying a japanese 3ds for this, and also there’s the issue of the other versions…

    Fucking NOA

  • WB1c_Marathon

    I remember you posting that the other night, yet somehow now it makes me even more angry.

  • British_Otaku

    Absolutely. It is impossible to tell whether costumes, options or dialogue has been cut or touched till the game has been out for weeks in some cases. Even with Nintendo alerting us when asked about some things (early by their standards), it really makes it clear that it isn’t worth setting the money aside early.

    The BBFC will tell me if even a single second of a 50 episode anime is cut. It won’t be on the box, but it will be easy to google before the release comes out. I’d like to see something more like this for rating systems and full disclosure on contents for a game from the publisher which are removed, edited or unavailable from another version.

  • Mighty No. 56008

    Lol I guess that’s true. Can you imagine the uproar if Nintendo hadn’t said anything about the changes and people only found out after playing the game??

    Thankfully I have a Japanese 3DS and probably visiting Japan sometime in the fall season, so if I REALLY want to play this game in its original state I have the option to do so.

  • British_Otaku

    There are a few guides and stuff lower in these comments. I can’t advise you myself, since I bought a Japanese system to avoid delays and think it is a good idea if you want to avoid updates or any other barriers.

    But yeah, there are methods to play a Japanese version with a fan translation (two English ones apparently are in the works).

  • Kiryu

    Coming next;Fire Emblem Burqa edition.

  • Dgnfly

    Nintendo fans should just stop buying these games and instead make a stand.

  • FinalFight

    A friend of mine made this on Tumblr months ago, around the time the Xenoblade X censorship was the big story. It was a joke.

    …WAS. We’ll see how much of it comes to pass.

  • Kiryu

    Not only Reggie,most of N fanboys.

  • alterku

    As though my decision to not buy this game hadn’t been made with enough concrete evidence of “localization” wrongdoing. Thanks NoA.

  • British_Otaku

    Yeah. Any other edits are going to be smaller dialogue things like Henry in Awakening which will be overshadowed by the other things now, it happened even then.

    If Nintendo said nothing, I think they would make more sales and the refunds may come too late/few when people need to play for dozens of hours to find Soleil, but trust for #FE (which is already the most niche title Nintendo has shown off in a while) will be as low as can be.

    Japanese system already? What do you have? I’ve have a Japanese 3DS for 3 years and have tons of recommendations. Someday I’ll make it to Japan, for now I’m learning. Hope you enjoy your trip.

  • Firion Hope

    I’d just like to remind people that if you have any but the latest firmware on 3ds you can downgrade and then play the fanslated version. They did the hard work and its almost unprecedented so stop by and thank them.

    https://gbatemp.net/threads/the-easy-complete-comprehensive-cfw-guide-for-everyone.408685/

    http://serenesforest.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=56220&page=1

  • Wisdomcube2000

    Don’t forget “toxic” and their use of “literally”.

  • lucben999

    I think the issue is repeating the propaganda line of equating copyright infringement with theft, the issue is far more nuanced than that and piracy is really the unavoidable symptom of completely broken legislation.

    Some very quick history:

    Copyright was conceived by Mary I of England (a.k.a. Bloody Mary) as an unlimited monopoly granted to the London printers’ guild in order to prevent non-Catholics and political dissenters from printing, so it was essentially a tool for censorship. Over a hundred years later the Statute of Anne limited this monopoly in several ways and established the public domain, but the guild tried to fight the statute by spreading the notion that copyright was a birth right of authors that exists for their just compensation. They eventually failed to regain their unlimited monopoly but they sought many extensions to the new monopoly and eventually their successors in publishing managed to achieve absurd lengths for copyright protection that vastly surpass the author’s life.

    So it wasn’t really intended as some sort of property right, it was a monopoly on producing copies to prevent competition and, after the Statute of Anne, supposedly an incentive granted by the State to encourage authors to write more books.

    Legislators of the time understood the law as such, like for example Baron Thomas Babington Macaulay who, in 1841, predicted widespread piracy due to excessive copyright duration. Check the closing paragraph of this speech, it’s downright prophetic:

    http://www.kuro5hin.org/story/2002/4/25/1345/03329

    When technology made copying so easy that anyone could do it with no effort, copyright became practically impossible to enforce, which leads to the “piracy problem” of today.

  • British_Otaku

    I’ve seen enough localisations to expect liking strong people over strong women. >_>

  • WB1c_Marathon

    Considering the people who work at NoA, they were probably in that thread and thought those were excellent ideas.

  • Immahnoob

    Of course it’s a joke. Some shit in there is ridiculous.

    But Papa Amerintendo will find a way to bring it to fruition.

  • alterku

    In the running for my favorite piece from awkward zombie. Also up there is Civ V helicopter boat.

  • Valwin Mediaz

    like fatal frame selling more o WAITTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT

  • Derek

    But you guys are the loudest when tits are on the line. Fuck everything else they are trying to “improve” their country’s rep so they dont get treated as perversion obssessed nation.

    Look at the Vita and then tell me with a straight face that the Vita is great for Japan’s reputation

  • Go D. Usopp

    The content was of course pointless garbage that had no business being there in the first place but it still shouldn’t have been cut. Though at least the fact that I don’t care for what was cut means all I have to do is buy the localised copy used instead of jumping through a bunch of importing or CFW hoops

  • Kiryu

    You better don’t show that type of affection to your gilfriend unless you want to be seen as creepy.

  • alterku

    You can almost smell the farts she collected from her posterior in her wine glass.

  • Go D. Usopp

    They’re talking about how Fire Emblem fans whine about how it’s turning into a waifu sim but are now whining that waifu sim elements are being taken out

    If you believe the assertion that “x group doesn’t buy games” that’s used around here a lot, the two groups mentioned in the first paragraph can only consist of the same people

    It’s just funny really

  • Hey

    I can still grope Luka in the Hatsune Miku games

    BASED SEGA

    wait

  • Chris Gregoria

    You. You made me chuckle. :D

  • Jack

    I’VE GOT THIS BURNING LIKE MY VEINS ARE FILLED WITH NOTHING BUT GASOLINE

  • Nintendo confirmed for No Fun Allowed Police

  • WB1c_Marathon

    That’s very gross, as she has a face that says she probably eats all that healthy vegan shit that gives you terrible gas. Made me chuckle a bit though.

  • Sergio Nacher Fernández

    Well, if there was some remaining desire to buy a 3DS in me, now it’s surely gone.

  • BeholdMyPower

    The Metroid experience you have most definitely been waiting for since the disaster that was Other M? Ha!

  • WB1c_Marathon

    This is the second Protomen reference I’ve seen in this Censorship debacle.

  • におに

    Sega does what Nintendon’t! Even in [Current Year]!

  • Just NoA

    They are cancer incarnate

  • Swordeus

    I just don’t get it.. Why would you ever remove optional content from a game? If you don’t like it, don’t fucking use it; it’s as simple as that.

    Even worse is giving the “cultural differences” excuse. One of the greatest things about living in our time is being able to experience things from other cultures. Why would you butcher those experiences in the name of making them more like your own culture (don’t sjws call that whitewashing?)? That completely defeats the point.

    Why does everything have to align with THEIR values? What’s so bad about experiencing something from another culture that you may disagree with?

  • sanic

    Yeah this is my last gen with nintendo hardware I can’t tolerate this.

  • that last one hurts :(

  • Kiryu

    This reminds me about something i forgot…I’m now scared to shit of what might happen to Project X Zone 2.

  • Uncle Heffy

    Wasn’t buying it when I heard of censorship.

    Now I’m not buying it even harder.

  • Momiji

    Well, it is all but confirmed that the WiiU and Nintendo is only for children now. Then again, I guess we already knew that.

  • Kiryu

    Nintendo make saving money very easy.

  • deadeye

    For what it’s worth, that game is getting published by Bamco. Not NoA.

  • Uncle Heffy

    I know personally. The guy had an all night long fit at my expense the other day for calling him creepy.

  • Kiryu

    Yeah but it’s developped by Monolith which are owned by Nintendo.

  • SA-X

    I’m not going to import a game from Japan on a platform that is region locked just so I could play it uncut and even then still overpriced and loaded with DLC/separated in versions. When you don’t give easy and affordable access to your product, of course nobody is going to buy it and will try to get it otherwise.

  • Kiryu

    And then some people get butthurt when we say Nintendo is for kiddies.

  • Hiecchi

    This is all the fault from people who bought censored Wii-U games like Xenoblade, FatalFrame and Co.
    Now Nintendo knows that censored games can still make enough money

  • Fear Me I Am Free

    No, we are loudest when it’s censorship. We would be just as concerned if it was violence. Detractors like you always use that “lewd” excuse when trying to downplay us being mad about something getting censored. The only reason you seem more of the lewd anger is because it’s more likely to get censored.

  • MGNoxa

    I think Fatal Frame did pretty bad, not sure about Xenoblade.

  • Kiryu

    Xenoblade did really well according to vgchartz;

    http://www.vgchartz.com/game/71409/xenoblade-chronicles-x/

  • Momiji

    I don’t usually agree with piracy in our day and age, but Lord Gaben preaches true. It was through Steam that I saw enlightenment and better service.

    If this gets on PC the moders can fix it there. Then again many JPN developers has had difficulty porting the games… Sight, sight… Ye, it’s a service problem alright.

  • Fear Me I Am Free

    1 (800) 255-3700 – For phone customer service

    If you want to email them, then go here: http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/assets/region_select.jsp?d=contactus&f=1

    Choose the country/language, Go to corporate questions, hit corporate social responsibility, and then email or call.

  • MGNoxa

    Yeah but vgchartz is unreliable, they have some games with really low sales and others with much higher.

  • Immahnoob

    The question isn’t if they did well or not, the question is, would they have done better without the censorship?

    To be honest, yes, the anti-censorship group wouldn’t have boycotted it if it wasn’t censorship, they’re an extra group of people that didn’t buy the game.

  • MGNoxa

    I just want to say if you don’t want your games being censored in the future, you can not buy these games. Buying them doesn’t send them a message, it doesn’t matter how hard you complain to them because they don’t care once they’ve got the money. To send a real message do not buy the game, do not buy any game that has been censored, it doesn’t matter if the censored content makes up less than 1% of the game, do not buy it.

    Every time you buy a censored game you’re telling them it’s ok and giving those that want games censored more power. Don’t buy them. It’s hard and you’ll miss out on your favourite games but in the long run, you’ll end up getting the games you want, uncensored.

  • Mr. Despair

    AND, WITH A SPARK
    IT’S GONNA BE THE BIGGEST FIRE THEY’VE EVER SEEN

  • Siveon

    I never wanted it in the first place, but such blatant censorship is inexcusable. Let the consumer decide if something is for them or not.

    Nintendo is one of the oldest gaming companies in existence, and yet they never seem to grow up. A shame, really. Or not, the game looked like trash to me anyway. I say that as a long running Fire Emblem fan.

  • Kiryu

    Probably yes.Me personally i wanted to buy a Wii U because of Xenobade,Bayonetta 2,Fatal Frame and the FE crossover.

  • Hiecchi

    FE Crossover?
    You mean Fire Emblem x Shin Megami Tensei?
    Also censored by Nintendo ;)
    http://nichegamer.com/2015/12/rumor-kirias-outfit-censored-in-shin-megami-tensei-x-fire-emblem/

  • Kiryu

    Agree but that’s all the info i have for now.

  • Jimmie Rustles

    Soooo creepy…

    Are you sure you are on the right website mate?

  • Immahnoob

    “When pressed again for clarification on how the Soleil dialogue tree is being changed, Nintendo refused to comment, wanting to avoid spoilers.”

    I didn’t see this because of my boiling blood blurring my vision. But they’re going to rip apart that support conversation. I am just sure of it.

    They’ll annihilate it.

  • Kiryu

    Yes that one;3 games out of 4 i wanted censored by Nintendo.They made my choice easy in to buy or not to buy a Wii U.

  • Mr0303

    Does she know she’s an ad?

  • Uncle Heffy

    Was already not buying because of censorship.

    Now I’m not buying it even harder.

    I really just want to move to Japan already.

    I mean, none of this would even be a problem.

  • Mighty No. 56008

    I actually bought the NEW 3DS (completely slipped my mind that there’s a difference) last year when I went to Japan. I ended up not doing much shopping so I had a lot of cash leftover, so I got it. Only got a few games but now I’m at least free from region coding issues if I ever want to play a Japanese game.

    And thanks! Though like I said, probably won’t go until in the fall (like around October) so it’s a long ways.

  • Fear Me I Am Free

    What pisses me off is the ratings. If it was an E rated game, then while I don’t like any censorship, it would make sense they make it kid friendly. What doesn’t make sense is when they use this excuse on games with T or M ratings. There’s got to be something more to it than that now and with what’s been found out about the kind of people working at Treehouse, then I think we all know very well what’s going on.

  • Fear Me I Am Free

    3ds hack and fan translation.

  • Uncle Heffy

    I have yet to hack my 3ds. Is there a free cfw thing like on PSP? Or is it still those dang cards?

    Don’t have the money to shell out on one of those things at the moment.

  • Fear Me I Am Free

    I’ve heard VGchartz numbers are usually wrong.

  • Mr0303

    What the hell is there going to be left in that game? One thing left to say:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkO__NbIkF8

  • Momiji

    In recent news Bayonetta 3 will have everyone altered and dressed appropriate, and instead of her striking provocative poses she’ll be locked up in a castle until she’s finally saved by a fat plummer.

  • Antoinant

    Nice try SJW in deguise

  • bdp

    Time to cancel my order then.

  • That right version part. Correct me if I’m wrong since I’m an outsider looking in here. But I thought:

    1: The DS was ready to go the moment an exploit was found since firmware was pretty much not a factor.
    2: The Wii’s hacking was still firmware dependent early on until it no longer mattered after the letterbomb hack.

  • Slayven19

    You have a better word that I can use? People are fed up with the word fag but you use that very often. You like it so of course its not creepy to you, but people should be able to express how they feel right?

  • Momiji

    I’m working full time and I don’t got the time. Our society is a trap!

  • Uncle Ocelot

    I think this is the last straw for me. My Wii U is still on 5.5.0, so I may wait for that upcoming exploit. Ahoy mateys.

  • Immahnoob

    What’s “creepy” about it? Explain why you feel this way.

    Then while you write, think about it, are you sure your feelings aren’t fucking up?

  • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

    So as I thought; you are just trying to justify piracy. Truth is, you aren’t entitled to play a game just because you like it. Just like I’m not entitled to watch every single movie in existence. Piracy is wrong and I’d be very disappointed if mods in Nichegamer don’t say something against it when people like you are so flamboyant about the topic~.

  • Siveon

    I can’t exactly agree with that logic. If a game was built to be family friendly, then they wouldn’t need to censor it in the first place, period. Cultural differences be damned.

    They shouldn’t censor themselves in fear of ratings, either, especially when kids play games like Call of Duty.

  • WEL
  • Immahnoob

    Ahoy, Uncle Ocelot.

    I’ll probably buy the NEW console and do what I did with my NEW 3DS. Nintendont is just so easy to hax.

  • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

    Downloading something from the Internet is hardly copying and definitely not a matter of owning the cartridge. I quote this comment now: https://disqus.com/home/discussion/nichegamer/nintendo_also_removed_the_petting_mini_game_in_fire_emblem_fates/#comment-2479554219 as you can see, they admit to not going to buy a game. Just to pirate it and therefore, that’s wrong~.

  • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

    Hahahah, a Nintendo game on PC? Really? Come on now~.

  • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

    Then again, you post the exact same thing to anyone you disagree with. So it’s not like you have a lot of room to talk~.

  • Slayven19

    See, we’ve been through this before and its nice to see others called you out on this as well. Context is what makes this stealing and piracy falls under every definition of stealing. Its not a retared law at all, if you created something for money you’d wanna get paid to right?. What do you do for a living to make money? I’m positive its only a dumb law because you don’t want to be in the wrong.

  • Antoinant

    ”So it’s not like you have a lot of room to talk.”
    That’s my line for you actually
    Especially with your ”piracy is as bad as stealing” meme

  • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

    I’ve yet to disrespect you; basically all your posts are filled with name calling and straw man arguments. Sorry, your “I’m rubber you are glue” defense doesn’t apply~.

  • Slayven19

    Its creepy because its not real girls, its a game that arouses your hormones and some of the females don’t even like it in the game. I find it creepy because its outside its game type, if this was seran kagura(which i play) i’d have no problem with that.

  • Slayven19

    Yep, im everywhere so i’m good.

  • Slayven19

    Well so be it, companies continue to do it they die and I just quit gaming. Gaming isn’t as big a part of my life now anyway since I adopted my sister kids since she died.

  • Immahnoob

    ” Context is what makes this stealing and piracy falls under every definition of stealing.”

    I’m sorry to tell you, but as long as this remains an act of copying something, it will never be stealing.

    “f you created something for money you’d wanna get paid to right?”

    Yeah, I create something which we all call “shit”, or in less vulgar terms, “excrement”. I hope you’ll buy it from me.

    “What do you do for a living to make money?”

    I’m a roadie, and I still copy music.

  • Immahnoob

    It’s not theft, it’s copying.

  • Kiryu

    Imagine the first word of his newborn,instead of daddy it will be creepy.

  • Slayven19

    And sadly it didn’t sell well, kinda sends the wrong message for fan service types games. I bought it day one and I thought it would sell really well with advertisement from nintendo, guess not.

  • Nagato

    No wonder they have the effect of scaring developers away, that is whenever they aren’t actively banning them already – Tom from Xseed being a recent victim for not towing the SJW party line.

    http://i.imgur.com/K02siXh.png

  • Fear Me I Am Free

    You put in on the 3ds SD card.

  • Uncle Heffy

    Dude. I was calling YOU gross for calling me a “faggot.”

    I said YOU were creepy because you wouldn’t stop replying to me.

    And I thought if I said you were harassing me, you’d leave me alone.

    Talking about what YOU are doesn’t make me a “normalfag” OR an SJW.

    Are you a video game? No. You’re some annoying prick on the internet.

    We obviously have the same views about censorship. I hate SJWs as much as you do.

    I think you’re just paranoid to the point that if you even READ creepy, you think I’m talking about a game, or something the SJWs had censored.

  • Antoinant

    2D girls are superior to 3DPD though

  • Kiryu

    Moero Crystal to the rescue.

  • orbo

    Well, they might as well just cancel the english release seeing as they’re removing every single reason to buy the game, removing every thing that was promised and the fans want, and even worse are hypocritically defending keeping the stuff in the japanese version.

    I’m not even a fire emblem fan, but this is some-no, it’s all the horse shit, and just vilifies all who complains about any little thing being changed when localizing no matter how good the reason.

  • Slayven19

    You people love attacking people that don’t agree with you huh? If people could just have actual logical conversation with each other most gaming sites wouldn’t be cesspools.

  • Uncle Heffy

    Wait…one of those exist?

    Before I get excited, does it work with the current firmware? Been updating mine because I wasn’t aware of this.

  • Audie Bakerson

    If you have time to be commenting on a news post you have time to learn Nipponese!

  • Immahnoob

    You are right, but I was talking content more than anything, in a more condescending manner, but you are right that it’s not the same level, it’s just ALMOST the same.

  • Audie Bakerson

    At the rate they are cutting content the game will just be one chapter followed by a Your Winner screen.

  • Antoinant

    >complaining that someone reply to your comments in a public comment section
    >qualifying this as harassement

  • Kiryu

    Yes because it’s creepy because they are not real;just the opinion of someone here.

  • Bix96

    Pre-order cancelled. If anyone would be kind enough to point me in the direction of the fan translation I would be grateful… I really don’t want to miss this game because of the insane radicals at NoA.

  • Audie Bakerson

    I have also decided to avoid NoA products now that they have affirmed they seek to give me cock versions of NCL products.

    I even sent NoA a letter telling them so (no reply yet even though it arrived last year)

  • Uncle Heffy

    And those two basic internet things lead to believe one is a “normalfag?”

    Yup, you indeed have problems.

    Sorry.

  • BurgerUnit

    Ok stop the bus, I’m getting off.

    I’m putting my WiiU and 3DS up for sale when I get home from work and I’ve sent Nintendo an email stating as much

    I think I can live without that janky looking starfox and the new Zelda Whenever that actually comes Out

  • WB1c_Marathon

    Moero Chronical is pretty fun so far.

  • Uncle Heffy

    Also, nice green texting. You seem like the casual brainless moron from 4chan, so I guess it all makes sense.

  • Audie Bakerson

    Send a letter in a postal tube. They have to sign for it and it’s impossible to store in the mail room.

  • Tried to stomach the censored dialogues, how they plan to scalp us with special maps etc but this? F*** it.

    Grab the JP ver, rip it, apply fanmade translation (of questionable quality) and laugh at NoA.

    When will NoA acknowledges the proper age rating for the player base anyway?

  • Nagato
  • WB1c_Marathon

    My friend gifted me this, it’s almost as diabeetus inducing as the first.

  • This list triggered me, and my cat…

    How on Earth?

  • Anon630

    To me, it all hurts. I was personally going to buy a Wii U for Xenoblade X until I heard 8-4 was doing the localization. I also backed MN9, so hearing the name 8-4 again killed that idea. It’s okay though, I’ll just import Xenoblade X and buy a western Wii U…
    -Region unlocking? Get fucked, 外人!

  • Antoinant

    wew

  • Good thing their consoles as been reliably cracked since their inception.

    Really hope they didn’t hire whoever wrote protection on Playstation consoles. Hated region block – home console? I can stomach it – PORTABLES? god why/

  • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

    It’s theft. No matter how you spin it. You aren’t entitled to play a game. You have to pay for it. Videogames are a luxury, your Life doesn’t depend on it. Your quality of Life doesn’t depend of it. Literally nothing depends on it. You are choosing to steal just because of some twisted principle because, quite honestly, you just want an excuse to not pay for a game~.

  • Siveon

    Easy, I’m not an impatient otaku that wants all the newest Japanese games immediately. I haven’t played all the games I’m interested in, and there’s certainly no rush to do so in the future.

    Besides, there’s still a few salvageable localizing companies.

  • Gale

    What the fuck. What game is this?

  • Pasta CFW (or god… Gateway) is your lord and savior. Import it and rip it yourself if you need to clear some guilt.

  • Audie Bakerson

    I think this also screws up the balance because it means you can’t gain affinity without battle (which is important as levels are limited and Conquest has no repeatable battles)

    GOOD JOB NOA!

  • Audie Bakerson

    Too bad Sekai project censored Yohjo simulator on their own desire.

  • Immahnoob

    No, it’s copying no matter how you spin it.

    For it to be theft, it would have to disappear.

    They haven’t lost anything from me pirating it.

  • WB1c_Marathon

    Didn’t NISA fuck up a game in that way?

  • >staying true to the source material

    THIS. ALL OF THIS.

  • NathanEH

    Glad I was out of the house when this news hit.

    Swung by GameStop, cancelled my Birthright pre-order (That money is going toward Mega Man Legacy Collection now). Opened Amazon and bought White Kingdom from Japan for half the price and it’ll be here tomorrow.

    Thanks to Smealum and HANS I’ll be playing the game with a far more accurate English script -and- the entire game as the original developers intended it. Thanks for nothing, NoA! I hope you’ve enjoyed my money over the past twenty years but I won’t be going near anything you or your “treehouse” have touched.

  • Fear Me I Am Free

    Yeah, and I think you can downgrade.

  • The relative success of FE:A maybe… *sigh*

    Should’ve sold my 3DS long time ago.

  • Fear Me I Am Free

    Really? Because I thought it sold really well for it being a niche title. Bayonetta is really popular on the net enough so she’s going into Smash.

  • Go D. Usopp

    Surely that means the balance was already shit because most people aren’t gonna wanna have to waste time playing a pointless waifu groping mini game just to get affinity?

    Not that i’m defending the decision to remove it of course, just saying it was a horrible design decision from the get go and the idea of “ruining” balance that was already broken is pretty redundant

  • Shhhh….. CFW/Gateway for the win. Play it without giving NoA a dime.

    You can also import it to support the devs – just not NoA

  • Consider PS mate, region-free games! (well physical only)

    I agreed it sucked HARD on 1st party titles/exclusives though.

  • If it “creepy” for you then by all means avoid games developed in Japan. Simple as that really.

    For others? We love options

  • Derek

    Ratings isnt just ESRB, it also includes progessiomal opinions

  • Kiryu

    We could apply creepy to many things;violence for example,something people should not find enjoyable but they do.

  • Uncle Heffy

    Dude, you’re awesome. Going to the internet to see how to do this, now.

  • Kiryu

    Jump on Playstation man.

  • koksuckaahh

    ^Nintendo know’s what there fans want!

  • Siveon

    Not in this context, in which we were explicitly talking about the ratings boards.

  • Mike Campbell

    Look at all that butt hurt over a mini game it’s pretty sad really

  • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

    They lost a sale. You know, if you “copy” nichegamer’s layout, pages and content; the stuff is still in their servers but you’ll have stolen their work. Clearly you are absolutely out of touch with any sense of morality~.

  • Audie Bakerson

    Girls Mode 3 and the European “version”‘s demo (presumably the full game as well). Girls Mode 3 is actually really fun and kawaii and I’m glad I imported it instead of waiting for a western version.

    Someone playing the demo asked if something was done to those characters, because their outfits don’t match their skin color (matching skin tone is actually a very important part of real world fashion) and I confirmed it. Haven’t heard of anyone playing the “full” european version, but I assume “Arabella”‘s brother was also blackfaced, meaning the main cast is now 3/12ths black (despite the cast already being 1/10th black).

  • Kiryu

    Since this is relevant to Nintendo topics i pull it out again;

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

  • Audie Bakerson

    Don’t know, but given they introduced a PS3 killing but it really wouldn’t surprise me.

  • Andrew Phillips

    At least now I can sell my limited edition preorder, buy a hideously marked up Japanese one, and still turn a profit!

  • Immahnoob

    They didn’t lose a sale, I wouldn’t have bought it censored anyway.

    And yeah, you’re right, I’m no moralfag.

  • Shiggy Diggy Doo

    Don’t sell it. Put CFW and pirate motherfucking EVERYTHING regardless if you’re gonna play or not. Those censor happy fucks have it coming.

  • evilmajikman

    Glad I cancelled my pre-orders. Hope this shit bombs.

  • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

    You aren’t entitled to play a game without paying for it. Either you are too fucked up that you want to play fool to reality or you are too young to understand how stupid it is to justify thievery by saying “we are just copying, not stealing even though we will play and love a game for free that we should’ve paid $40 for ^_^”~.

  • Mike Campbell

    seriously just stop it already with this censorship bull crap y’all really going to not buy this game over a damn minigame sure it suck they have to remove it but its not the end of the world jeez

  • Momiji

    Desuwa, watashitashi wa nihon-go wakarimasen/shiranai. Demo, zenbu anime/gamu moshiroi desu. Wakaritai. Dakara nihon-go benkyo warui desu, kara gaming no benkyo “hard to get” desu.

    Written in perfectly broken nippon, without a dictionary, from casual “study”. I’ll be fluent in another 30 years or so.

    Jokes aside, for the games involving censorship, you usually require a master understanding of the language as it is “adult”. This means for you to get to the interesting parts you usually has to go all the way before it gets rewarding, and that path may not fit everyone with a full time job and/or family. Not to mention you won’t get to experience it together with your friends unless you all go the same path, and the motivations may differ. It is rather silly to have to go through such loops in order to experience the glory of another culture.

    That said I did see a glimpse of some Japanese teaching dating/social sim game on steam a while back. I’ll probably pick that up. If I can learn it through a game and/or updated anime characters, I’ll go for it. Oh, I found the name: “Love Language Japanese Year 1 Gentlemen Edition” It is greenlit. Ah, it just had it kickstarter, looks like I missed it. Hope it isn’t canceled.

  • Fear Me I Am Free

    I seriously doubt a decent portion of any fanbase comes from Gaf anymore because they have all been banned.

  • Kiryu

    You telling me to stop with the censorship bullcrap?Lol,i’m not Nintendo.

  • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

    Are you sure it’ll be just NoA? There’s no telling they won’t do the same to the EU version. I mean, if they did censor Xenoblade Chronicles X with the boob slider, who says they won’t the same to this petting mini game~?

  • evilmajikman

    No, but they did partner with Playboy to market it.

  • Generally, the Europeans are more understanding about supposedly sexual content as shown by their PEGI classification. But yeah, I agree… NoE is just as bad.

    Fixed my comment.

  • buddyluv324

    This one’s one of my favorite post I found. Weather the comment is serious or not, I think it says alot about the Nintendo fanbase or mainstream gaming in general when it comes to games being censored in some form.

  • Fear Me I Am Free

    That could be chalked up to not want to waste time modeling though.

  • Immahnoob

    Entitlement has nothing to do with this, and by your logic, borrowing the game from someone would also be thievery.

    Since that person that put it on the internet bought it, and everyone else that is currently downloading the game didn’t.

    I’m sorry to tell you, but copying will never be stealing in the mind of someone that doesn’t eat up propaganda for breakfast.

  • Tubsiwub

    My roommate is playing the Japanese version. They have it. It’s in there. You can pet them. They just fucking hate us over here.

  • Tambourine

    I’ve been purposefully in the dark about this game in hopes of getting it without any spoilers of what the game might offer and only reading some articles. I’m feeling kinda conflicted if this turns out to be true though.

    On one hand I’m kinda 50/50 on the whole petting thing and could live without it, but on the other the censoring of some of the dialogues and this getting cut makes me disappointed. I really want to play another FE game but need to make up my mind soon about all this; me and my friend were planning to exchange copies of either type for fun. If anything I guess I save $50.

  • Of course! Shooting, stabbing, or even clubbing people with cartoonish hammer is OK! Whether it’s movies, games, or books – still wholesome entertainment for the whole family!

    But when (mainly Japanese) video games (and video games only) contain sexually suggestive content? it’s disgusting, sick, sexist, gross, heck might as well accuse the fan of being pedophile.

    I seldom see Game of Thrones being bashed of its sexual content by the virtue of its Caucasian actors. I seldom see CoD/BF being bashed for depicting man-to-man violence with modern weapon systems.

    But a small-budget Japanese game with touching/petting/cloth tearing action? damn, might’ve well discuss holocaust at someone’s bar mitzvah

  • Jack Thompson

    I’ll take those links.

  • Mike Campbell

    No but you just as bad as the sjws

  • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

    A friend lending you a game means that he can’t play the game until you return it, plus he paid for it. You and everybody else stealing means nobody paid for it and you are all playing it concurrently, thus affecting sales. I stand by what I said, you are either fucked up or just somebody with no idea of how the real World works due to extremely young age~.

  • Audie Bakerson

    False. Most of the stuff that’s censored is for kids (because remotely foreign stuff is deemed unacceptable for kids) or teenagers. It turns out stuff for adults has the least censorship because its marketed at adults regardless of region (it actually getting brought over in the first place however…)

  • scemar

    He sounds like a victim of PTSD.
    Nintendo literally raped him to submission with censorship and he’s just buy it anyway like a broken battered soul that’s lost its will.

    This is what Nintendo does to people.

  • Immahnoob

    You fail at logic. Me and whoever else gets the game from my friend will not be paying for it, since we are playing it or already did.

    That would also affect the sales, at least by your logic. I mean, it’s nice you found a way to read the minds of people and all that, but I can assure you you’re not reading mine properly.

    I was not going to buy it censored anyway.

  • scemar

    And Cliffy is somewhat open towards SJW in general.
    That someone like him would be tired with neogaf speaks volumes of how crazy that place is.

  • Mika Rose

    Are all Nintendo games made for 6 years old? No, I don’t think so. FEF is already a game made for 17+ or whatever. Why is this feature being removed? Why are they always censoring? I’m not giving NOA my money anytime soon.

  • Immahnoob

    If you’re going to go through this, do know that it is risky, no matter how well you follow the steps. There’s always a chance it CAN brick.

    BUT, MOST BRICKS HAPPEN BECAUSE OF DUMB USERS. FOLLOW EACH STEP CAREFULLY. RE-READ SHIT.

    Second of, r/3dshacks is a great place to get information. If you need any help, this is the BEST place. GBAtemp is also a great place.

    Video guide for downgrade (n3ds):

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYo20U3wrk4

    (follow both if n3ds) Written guide for downgrade:

    https://gbatemp.net/threads/simple-guide-to-downgrading-your-3ds.407888/

    Written guide for CFW AFTER downgrade:

    https://gbatemp.net/threads/tutorial-setting-up-9-0-9-2-n3ds-xl-for-cfw-including-emunand-coldboot-cia-installer.405589/

    Downloads and others:

    http://pastebin.com/EXdkzEsS

    http://yls8.mtheall.com/3dsbrowserhax.php

    If you’ve went through this and succeeded, you will now be able to get ANY GAME you want. Multiplayer might still be possible, I’m not sure. eShop is still possible.

    You can ask me for details and clarifications if there’s something wrong with what the guides are saying. I have fumbled on some steps myself.

  • scemar

    Cancer

  • tBanzai

    Thanks for the info.

  • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

    I’m not reading anyone’s mind, I’m just calling it how I see it. You could buy the JP game and rip it but, of course, you are just a thief so you’ll pirate it and call it a day and to top it off, claim you are just “copying ^_^” the only disappointing thing about this is that I’ve to assume Nichegamer’s staff approves of piracy which is pretty awful~.

  • Kiryu

    I’m really fed up with this;western morals are superior arrogance.

  • Harrison Jaegermeister

    Imma Pirate it, get the Fan translation w/ it alongside the petting mini-game. Fuck Censorship, and fuck nintendo.

  • Tubsiwub

    That’s seriously nothing to complain about.

  • scemar

    Going by what you say the ESRB becomes a gate keeper of morals.
    Which
    it already is starting to become, it seems to be falling into
    corruption if Capcom’s claims that Mika’s buttslap would have turned SF
    into M are true (which the ESRB did not deny, so they might be true).

  • 萌ゲー

    LOL, bet it won’t be “creepy” when their head shots are censored too.

  • bateruchan

    this is a slow moving train-wreck and i’m super glad they’re giving us all the details of what got crushed on the train rather than glossing over it and leaving us to buy the mangled pieces off the market.

    holy shit why are they even bringing this over? we all knew it’s waifu simulator more than fire emblem these days, but they’re taking all the waifu out.

  • bateruchan

    my german friend saw this and just got pissed off… and i’m gonna take his anger on whether this is typically what NoE follows.

    i’ll assume they’re not getting it either

  • Fear Me I Am Free

    Considering the costumes leaked, I seriously doubt it.

  • bateruchan

    as a hyperdimension neptunia fan

    same -n-

  • TheCynicalReaper

    This is why “pirates” get the attention and praise they get.
    This right here.
    Notice how people get upset when they find out someone is “pirating” a copy of a game that had actual effort and care placed into it/its localization (like XSEED games).

    People DO care, but when you pull this HORSESH*T you give people a -reason- to “pirate”, turning he common “pirate” into a self-righteous hero.

  • MusouTensei

    Not really, SJWs are restrictive and think their feelings are more important than freedom of speech and artistic freedom, and try to censor and ban everything they don’t like insted of simply ignoring products that fauxraged them, we just want complete and uncensored games and use our right to not support censorship by voting with our wallets. My money goes to Megadimension Neptunia, Senran Kagura Estival Versus and Trails of Cold Steel, uncensored games by publishers that actually value artistic freedom.
    Also, this censorship is completely unecessary for europe, you can rub the Senran Kagura girls all day long till they lose their clothes, and it still got a 12+ rating in my country, same rating as FE Awakening.

  • bateruchan

    certified dick-sucking faggot here
    when people call random people faggots, especially on a site like this which had a huge fan following boom during gamergate and coming off of 4/8chan

    they’re not calling you gay, faggot, they’re calling you mentally fucking defunct.

    this is the goddamn internet. if you don’t want someone replying to you, STOP REPLYING TO THEM. don’t give them something to reply to. jfc did you just start using the internet 2 days ago?

  • TheCynicalReaper

    NINTENDO IS OFFICIALLY DEAD
    -> Bravely Default
    -> Awakening (retranslating whole scenes and censoring mild bikkini shots)
    -> Fatal Frame WiiU
    -> Xenoblade Chronicles X (SO MUCH WENT WRONG HERE)
    -> Fire Emblem: Fates
    YUP! I’M DONE!
    Keeping my 3DS for Devil Survivor. That’s it.

  • MusouTensei

    Fuck NoA.

  • Ubrokemygrill?

    The big question is how do we stop NoA and 8-4 from getting a monopoly on localizations? I guess it doesn’t matter much anyway because cronies will give other cronies work.

  • The Magnificent Steiner

    I don’t like the direction they are taking Fire Emblem in, but I would never support censorship like this. I was just not gonna buy the game. This is just dumb. They’re just going to incentivize people into pirating the game. I won’t support Nintendo anymore with their decision to continually censor more and more games. It’s just sad to see this continue to go on. I just hope enough people share the same sentiment so we can change things.

  • Immahnoob

    This is why I hate to educate people.

    You can’t get the Japanese version… Unless you have a Japanese 3DS. It’s region locked.

    So what do I have to do? Oh true, I have to hack my product to be able to play the game unhinged. Guess what can happen if you hack it?

    It can brick, what does that mean? That means it would be unusable.

    Do you think I am going to fund a company that would not even let me play their original game? Do you think I’m going to fund a company that has been doing this for years and won’t stop even after tons of complaints over they years?

    No, I will not.

    I actually don’t care how immoral I am. I never cared, I never will.

  • Ubrokemygrill?

    Don’t forget a big “FORNICATE THOU” to 8-4 as well.

  • WB1c_Marathon

    Someone on another was speculating that there’s fighting between NoJ and NoA. The american branch only wants to bring over the family friendly games while Japan makes them bring the games over to appeal to core gamers. NoA then proceeds to fuck up the localization so they don’t make a lot and Japan stops trying to make them bring it over. If that is the case, they’re doing a great job at it. I don’t even want to touch a nintendo product anymore.

  • WB1c_Marathon

    I just cut out the middle man and import the Asian releases. It may be a little more depending on shipping, but I’d gladly pay that than buy the shit topped sundae NoA is selling.

  • Mike Campbell

    you really want fire emblem to be a waifu game like awakening and sjw don’t want things censored there just tired of unnecessary things thats adds nothing to the game just to pander otakus

  • Ubrokemygrill?

    I just imported a japanese 3DS and I’m in the process of learning japanese anyway. I’m just done with this horseshit. I didn’t want Fates but the censorship is too much.

  • Momiji

    Ehm, doesn’t this article actually report on this?

  • WB1c_Marathon

    I’m thinking about doing that myself, and selling off my 3DS and Wii U.

  • 萌ゲー

    Not really attacking, just making a point. Support this then you support censorship of all future games as well. A touch time mini game today, a head shot tomorrow.

  • Uncle Heffy

    Man, don’t you sound intelligent.

    “certified dick-sucking faggot here”

    “they’re not calling you gay, faggot, they’re calling you mentally fucking defunct.”

    I don’t even.

  • bateruchan

    last game i got was fast racing neo… it has no story, though, so ofc it was safe.
    the last retail game for me was also bayo2.

  • 萌ゲー

    How can calling someone a cigarette be insulting~?

  • Galbador

    Not! Even! CLOSE!!!

  • Immahnoob

    As usual, I am here for anyone needing help:

    n3DS = New 3DS
    o3DS = Old 3DS

    If you’re going to go through this, do know that it is risky, no matter how well you follow the steps. There’s always a chance it CAN brick.

    BUT, MOST BRICKS HAPPEN BECAUSE OF DUMB USERS. FOLLOW EACH STEP CAREFULLY. RE-READ SHIT.

    Second of, r/3dshacks is a great place to get information. If you need any help, this is the BEST place. GBAtemp is also a great place.

    Video guide for downgrade (n3ds):

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYo20U3wrk4

    (follow both if n3ds) Written guide for downgrade:

    https://gbatemp.net/threads/simple-guide-to-downgrading-your-3ds.407888/

    Written guide for CFW AFTER downgrade:

    https://gbatemp.net/threads/tutorial-setting-up-9-0-9-2-n3ds-xl-for-cfw-including-emunand-coldboot-cia-installer.405589/

    Downloads:

    SEARCH ON GOOGLE FOR “MSET 4.X & 6.X backups, Updates pastebin”

    http://yls8.mtheall.com/3dsbrowserhax.php

    If you’ve went through this and succeeded, you will now be able to get ANY GAME you want. Multiplayer might still be possible, I’m not sure. eShop is still possible.

    You can ask me for details and clarifications if there’s something wrong with what the guides are saying. I have fumbled on some steps myself.

    Fan translation for If:

    http://serenesforest.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=56220&page=1

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWjdyo8QgYk

  • NukeA6

    Oh for the love of God, Nintendo!

  • Gale

    Well, it seems like IGN has confirmed that the headpats are removed from the Western version, via comments by a mod on their Fates preview video.

  • Galbador

    Then it’s time to cut a tree for good!

  • Nagato

    Nah, I’d say that’s what the Gaffots did to him; he probably feels pressured to still get it – or say he will – because otherwise he could end up with a ban for not outright denouncing the minigame.

  • and here i was hoping it is misinformation…

  • Ryo Saeba

    I wonder if i will ever care about Nintendo again.

  • bateruchan

    You can still preorder Xseed games, fortunately. Atlus games are usually also pretty untouched. Aksys and Koei Tecmo too I think.

    otherwise yea don’t touch the poop.

  • 萌ゲー

    You don’t HAVE to be aroused. It’s an innocent act of affection. Plus we are petting their heads not their b**bs, pu**ies, and d*cks.

  • bateruchan

    you can make a psn for japan/europe tho and have it on another profile on ps consoles.
    so it’s not that hard to do so long as you have a credit card.
    even prepaid cards can get the digital psn cards tho iirc so -shrug-

  • MusouTensei

    I want the game to be uncensored, I don’t care what got censored, sexual stuff for the United States of Socjustia, drug references and anal penetration for the land of giant spiders or violence for germany, none of that should happen and I will not support it.

  • 萌ゲー

    Are you being paid to protect Nintendo software?

  • bateruchan

    ohhh i didn’t know Citra existed. thank you

  • Audie Bakerson

    Fire Emblem is a teen level (Cero B, 12+ this one is Cero C, 15+).

  • TylerHeroJar

    Probably two options that we could use at least: Not buy it which is easy and/or phone and email them about it. Don’t know who but someone comment with a list of Nintendo’s phone and email address.

  • Dr. Roswell. W

    Oh I saw this fucking shit coming last year.

  • 萌ゲー

    The approval of it pisses me off the most. Those retards don’t realize it is an added feature that you DON’T EVEN HAVE TO USE, same with the pairing system in Awakening.

  • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

    You can also just not pirate a game. Last I checked, nobody’s putting a gun to your head ordering you to play the game no matter what. It’s your choice, a bad one at that~.

  • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

    Are you unemployed that you have to pirate your games~?

  • Kiryu

    How so?Do you see me wanting to ban/censor the games i dislike?

  • Derek

    And once again, Sutema and salt marketing is in play.

  • Derek

    You don’t ever bite the hand that feeds.

  • Fear Me I Am Free

    Yeah NOE censors the same most of the time, but they have a better habit of not injecting a shitload of meme into it. That happens a lot where it completely changes the tone of a scene.

  • 萌ゲー

    Especially considering that most teenagers these days are doing a lot more than “petting their partners endearingly”.

  • Derek

    Ignore Kiryu, he is a fucking disgrace to the guy who he is named after. Kazuma Kiryu would have think of you as an unmanly piece of shit with little respect for anybody, the same kind of shit Kiryu beats up when they have the nerve to insult him.

  • That might be true for PS3 (and 4 maybe – only have PS3 &Vita)

    But Vita required wiping your system to use other account :( or use 2nd vita card.

  • bateruchan

    you’re not having a logical conversation.

    You’re having an emotional fucking reaction and deeming it “okay” because of your standard.
    jfc.

    You haven’t used a fucking ounce of logic yet.

  • bateruchan

    your feelings

    should not

    intrude on
    other people.

    censorship inherently intrudes on other people.
    fucking hell. even as a sensitive faggot myself, i get this. goddamn!

  • Kiryu

    Well if the new Nintendo president wants to make record profits censoring games is not the way to go.

  • bateruchan

    AROUSES YOUR HORMONES HAHAHAHAHAHA
    HOLY SHIT HAHAHA
    IS HEAD PATTING AROUSING TO YOU? REALLY?

    it’s not just girls though brodewski.

  • 萌ゲー

    TV 666 MASTER RACE~

  • bateruchan

    p i r a c y is not t h e f t

    daily reminder.

  • Miragos

    I agree on Koei Tecmo, Atlus and XSEED, but…
    >Aksys
    >untouched

  • Immahnoob

    True, no one is forcing you to be a prick either though, but here we are.

  • bateruchan

    they didn’t lose a sale, if Immahnoob WAS NEVER GOING TO BUY IT.

  • Michael Krause

    I figured that the people here would be upset about it. I didn’t care for this feature myself mostly because of how just weird it was, but I guess I missed the part where it increased support rank. I don’t feel all that different after hearing about this and I’m still interested in getting the game, but I hope that nothing more significant gets taken out within the month before its release.

  • Wii U + loadline ftw. Really, I’d hate to pirate, but some game deserves it. Yes, I’m self-righteous and I only justify it by importing the orig. game for to clear my conscience.

    But I want it uncensored, and in English. Official nor not, one way or the other.

  • bateruchan

    god i hope hulk hogan blows gawker off the goddamn map

  • Localization at its finest. They moved in with the wrong foot (another up their arse), walks forward with it anyway!

    Different justice system, social nuances, locales, doesn’t matter! USA! USA! USA!

  • Kiryu

    I still shudder about how untouched the Agarest series is.

  • Derek

    Because they don’t want a bad review from the professional reviewers. Apparently almost everyone with an anime girl avatar on this comment thread cannot get past their austic mind locks and understand that Nintendo isn’t concerned about Feminists. They never were, but they had to withstand half a decade of critical smearing and dogpiling from sites that have media giants backing them and they realize if they want to stop being on the crosshairs of these critics they have to play by their rules like how they do in Japan with thier own media outlets.

    Niche consist of donations of goodwill from fans like you and me. Who are they going to listen to more in the grand scale? As quoth Devon Weston “So who are you going to listen to A. Listen to some fifty grand a year pension hunter, or B. A billionaire. Who even the president lets finger his wife”. Think about that in a context from Nintendo’s Point of View.

  • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

    Then why is he going to play it anyway~?

  • Narmy

    That was Ghostlight who censored the game. The NA version by Aksys was indeed untouched.

  • Derek

    Ah using the “But my perverse stuff is high art”.

    The same people who uses this excuse includes the creator of FATAL

  • Kiryu

    Agarest War 2 greets…

  • bateruchan

    maybe, but maybe not. who knows. people DO buy all three versions of Pokemon after all…

  • bateruchan

    vgchartz is inaccurate WHY ARE PEOPLE STILL CITING IT.

  • bateruchan

    i probably would have even tho i didn’t like the first game because i wanted to support MORE JRPGS IN THE USA.

    then they fucked up.

  • bateruchan

    bad info is unusable info.

  • Was censored for EU only.

  • bateruchan

    one day, niche gamer will report on NoA censoring animal crossing for Kappa’s usually flirty speech to female avatars and i’ll just… quit. i’ll cry and throw shit and quit

  • 萌ゲー

    Hey, nobody removed Bioshock’s “petting simulator”! If that isn’t unwanted “petting” I don’t know what is.

  • bateruchan

    hell nah.
    i have an R4 card for DS and it takes a lot of effort to get shit up and running proper. some games just crash for no real reason. it doesn’t help that my particular card has no website anymore, so i have to go find its firmware from wherever i can

    it’s not so simple.

  • Bianca Ann Saracino

    As someone who loves the Hakuoki series and ZE series what exactly was censored or altered from each out of curiosity?

    I enjoyed the Argarest War games too but to my knowledge they were untouched in NA where as in europe AW2 had censorship, am I wrong there?

  • Richard Miller

    Calm down dude. Now you are just being a troll.

  • Richard Miller

    Nintendo you make it very hard to like you.

  • Ubrokemygrill?

    Just remember this is NoA. Not that NoJ is miles better, but they aren’t removing this bullshit.

  • bateruchan

    o is it still not out? mine is also 5.5.0. waiting patiently for further news but i haven’t played my wii u in a while now nor have i wanted to so…

  • Richard Miller

    They are still all part of Nintendo. NoJ allows NoA to do this so they are just as guilty.

  • bateruchan

    i always knew keeping my 3DS small was going to come in handy one day

  • bateruchan

    hahaha have fun because you can bet your ass a lot more shit didn’t make through the cuts.

    have fun with your shell of a game tho

  • Thank you americans for being religious fanatics! They could be sjw atheist fedora tipping cunts but your so called “culture” is born from religious fanaticism, puritanism and bigotry. Your so called “society” is an institutional apartheid regime. The last case is those cunts boycotting the oscars because there’s not enough black and minorities. That doesn’t mean a shit! You all minorities. There’s no black, white, hispanics and any other shit called “race” by you. There are only “ethnicities” like norwegian, igbo, xhosa, bavarian, catalan, han, ainu, japanese, nivkh, sardinian, berber, tuareg, kamchadal, etc. Please stop ruining my only passion! Please stop being a gun loving, hatred filled, warmongering society! Please accept nudity, gays, abortion, stop being political correct, forbid your cops from using pistols, etc. That’s not normal! From now I will only buy japanese products! Fuck you economy! Fuck the TPP and TTIP!

  • bateruchan

    no one is saying it’s fucking high art you pretentious fuck

  • Kiryu

    Remember what he’s trying to tell;not a big deal until something that’s important for me gets cut.

  • bateruchan

    keep it sealed for a year then launch it on amazon

  • bateruchan

    that’s exactly why the OTHER censorship in the game, the romance dialogue tree, was absolutely shat on, right?

    because tits?
    wait, no? oh.

  • bateruchan

    true, true.

  • Jack

    let me join in this shitfest

  • bateruchan

    if there was no other way to play, he’d not play at all.
    but since there’s a free way, why the fuck not?
    how is that hard to get?

    piracy is WELL KNOWN to be used when obtaining a game is shit (which is why piracy plummeted with the advent of steam and as the DRM procedures on PC lightened the fuck up) and is mostly by people who wouldn’t have bought the game anyway (look at, i don’t know, all of fucking russia; russians are too damn poor to pay for the inflated fucking costs of games there. games are like $80+ a pop there after conversion, and piracy is goddamn rampant).

    you think you’re being super fucking smart, but you’re not.

  • bateruchan

    good to know. thank you.

  • bateruchan

    i’m well aware. but it only requires a different card.
    not too bad.

  • bateruchan

    if a gay guy is getting his knickers in less of a knot than you are over the word faggot, it might be time for you to chill out.

  • bateruchan

    yeah, same.

    it may sound stupid but i’m worried about the next animal crossing game now. it’s THE ONLY series i want from nintendo at this point. what’s next? they’re gonna censor kappa’s tame-ass slightly flirty dialogue?

    that’s a wild conspiracy theory, but it makes sense.

  • bateruchan

    i will RAGE THE FUCK OUT when people pirate Xseed games.
    they put so much care and attention in translating games for us.
    they bring over niche shit we should have never seen over here.

    they honestly give a damn and i just… it makes me fucking rage.

  • Even so, they’re under direct orders from Namco, the game’s publisher. The only thing Nintendo has done here is grant a license to Monolithsoft to use Fire Emblem and Xenoblade characters (And yeah, Monolithsoft still needs permission for Xenoblade characters, even if they did make them). I don’t think there’s anything to fear in this regard.

  • bateruchan

    pretty sure it sold fairly well for being niche on a console that barely sold.

  • InkViper

    From my experience when NOA butcher. er localize, games, that’s the version that’s published in Europe as well, with NOE acting purely as publisher and distributor, with no re-editing.
    Interesting side note, XBC, the last story and disaster day of crisis, were effectively untempered with when NOE localized those games themselves, and NOA didn’t even want to know, and only after operation rainfall did they published one of those games, where the last story was published by Xseeds, and disaster was never brought stateside.
    That’s why I have no more faith in NOA, but believe that it’s a shame that NOE are no longer in the localization game, considering there not run by prudish psychopaths.

  • British_Otaku

    Sort of busy at Siliconera, but I still think they aren’t the same people necessarily and even if they were, they might not want the feature cut just to have it.

    No idea what the rest of your comment is about, but it is really lazy to say that a group doesn’t buy games.

  • bateruchan

    okay? that’s nice and all, but that doesn’t mean the rest of us don’t consider it a big hobby??
    jfc. the world doesn’t revolve around you.

    big shock i know but.

  • Kiryu

    Which will happen if they don’t get stopped.People should not complain by then nobody warned them.

  • Kiryu

    It has superior artwork to FE anyway.

  • WB1c_Marathon

    Honestly if you go back in gaming history and look at Sega, it is entirely plausible. IIRC the preisdent of the American branch pulled some shady shit with Shenmue 2 which prevented it from coming over to the Dreamcast. That same individual ended up working for Microsoft and Shenmue 2 became an Xbox exclusive. This is among a lot of friction between the two branches.

  • Tyrannikos

    Annnnnnd that last bit of hope is crushed. Shame on me for ever thinking there was any hope, even if it was minor.

    I think I’m officially done with Nintendo.

  • Sparrow

    So apparently grinding support for Conquest is a bit tedious and FE Amie helped speed the process up a bit. So, with the removal of this mini-game, they also made the Conquest side harder in regards to supports. Oh dear, looks like they unbalanced the game if they don’t have a proper replacement for it. Oh wait, I know what that’s called: THE FUCKING DLC MAPS. This whole thing has turned into one fine gong show.

  • Paladin Joe

    Still have yet to see another source besides Kotaku. I am calling bullshit until their is a better source or Nintendo comes out and says something.

  • bateruchan

    gotta make that money honey

  • Kiryu

    I hope so because i’m really excited about the game.

  • FinalFight

    NoJ doesn’t check in on every localization detail, and they have to believe that everything NoA does is to promote higher sales in America.

  • Uncle Heffy

    I don’t care about the word faggot. I don’t even support homosexuality. I just like pointing out how stupid people like you and the other guy are.

    Don’t bother replying to this. I’ve lost enough brain cells trying to make sense of anything you wrote.

  • bateruchan

    hey, i said it sounded plausible. it’s a bit crazy, but plausible.

    i’ve seen it floating on 8chan too, that logic, and as crazy as i want to pretend it is… i just…

    -sigh-

  • Uncle Heffy

    You’re late, Saitama.

  • bateruchan

    oh, yes, the backtracking IT WAS A JOKE! HURR HURR defence

    gotta love it when a massive fucking faggot backtracks because he’s getting his ass reamed publicly.

  • BurgerUnit

    Sadly, you’re right. I’m sure Nintendo is going to go for the high score with this game (of course, they are already the world record holder).

  • Kiryu

    But they should check on what NoA is doing because right now it’s growing like a cancerous tumour and giving Nintendo a shitty reputation in the west.

  • Uncle Heffy

    Yes, I’m backtracking.

    When the fuck did I say it was a joke? I said I was enjoying you and the other guys idiotic comments. I do this every day. It’s called baiting. You leave a comment that you know will get heat, like my Fnaf one, and wait for the fuckheads to come out in droves with their panties all twisted up to start rage commenting at me, much like you are.

    Seeing as how you love the word faggot so much, I’d assume you suck plenty of dicks yourself.

    Oh, and when I call you faggot, I actually mean the gay ones. Like you.

    Faggot.

  • Firion Hope

    They stopped producing original 3ds and XL on a firmware that was still exploitable iirc so for people afraid of downgrading swapping out isn’t a bad idea

  • WB1c_Marathon

    /v/ is where I read it as well, but as they say, truth is stranger than fiction my friend. Time to learn programming.

  • Fenrir007

    Goddammit! This is it, Nintendo. No more Mr. Nice. No more buying your games unless used. Fuck this shit.

  • Fenrir007

    The PC emulator is also making strides.

  • Didney Worl

    At this point, I feel the exact same way.

  • Fenrir007

    >Don’t support them. But don’t steal from them either.

    Not buying the game has the exact same effect as not pirating it, financially-wise. In fact, it might be better than buying it used and reselling it to another used games reseller, since then not only would you have denied them of income, but also caused someone else (who later would buy your game) to consider getting it cheaper than paying for a new copy.

  • British_Otaku

    A happy accident then, if you aren’t afraid to import or learn some more Japanese (assuming you aren’t already okay).

    Fall is pretty far away, but I’ll have those recommendations ready if you ever see me on the comments here.

  • Fenrir007

    “They lost a sale.”

    Potential sale =/= actual sale.

  • British_Otaku

    Explain? I’ve never played a Systemshock or Bioshock game.

  • bateruchan

    daily reminder that buying used still shows interest.

  • dsadsada

    “Jokes on you, I was only pretending to be retarded!”

    ^What you sound like right now.

    There comes a point in the conversation where the above is difficult to believe. Unfortunately for you, you’re past that point. I’m just saying this from the perspective of an outsider so ignore me if you’d like.

  • British_Otaku

    Just to be sure, was Xenoblade X only the breast slider, fundoshi and some costumes for Lynlee? Any of them is too much for me, but I just want to clear.

  • bateruchan

    mine is old as hell, that black and gold OoT zelda small 3DS.
    i’m good.

  • British_Otaku

    CERO C is 15+, but much like GTAV being played by primary schoolers, I have no doubt that some Japanese gamers playing the game are 12 or less.

  • bateruchan

    “when did I say it was a joke? I said I was enjoying”
    you just answered your own question, idiot.

    …Yeah. I said that. I’m a certified cocksucking faggot. Will suck a sloppy dick and do it right.

    I already said that, faggot. goddamn, read my actual comment.

  • dsadsada

    That’s not really a bad thing. Assuming of course that they realize that you’re interested in their product but due to reasons refrain from actually purchasing it. Which unfortunately is unlikely unless they happen to read comments from people like us.

  • scemar

    Buy?
    My friend, we can go to where we don’t need to buy 3DS games anymore.

  • bateruchan

    names were changed (including dolls -> skells, when dolls had story significance) and religious references were removed. iirc, a lot of refs to older xeno titles were absent.

  • scemar

    WE WON’T TAKE AWAY YOUR GAMES
    …we’ll just ensure you don’t get them by abusing every fraduluent and borderline illegal(sometimes illegal too) means to corrupt and censor the media and social media so only our message prevails and the negative reception seems so overwhelming it destroys your game’s chances of coming

  • bateruchan

    No, they see it as someone who bought used THIS time, but will probably buy new NEXT time.

    so buying used is not really a good thing either.

  • scemar

    You’re the real MVP.

  • dsadsada

    Which is why I said it’s unlikely. I suppose if you want a plus, you can say that you did an act of charity by reimbursing the original purchaser when you could have just pirated.

  • Firion Hope

    Glad to hear it! Cool thing is you can still use online and the eshop and etc saftely

  • scemar

    THANK YOU EASILY SHAREABLE INTERNET INFOGRAPHICS

    Keep exposing those frauds.

  • Miragos

    Not sure about the other games, but from what I’ve seen they haven’t removed any content from VLR.
    The translation of the important dialogue was quite good and I’ve seen worse, but I noticed that they Americanized some lines, similar to the hamburgers in Ace Attorney.

    Example from the very first scene in the elevator:
    「少なくとも化け物で無いことは確かだ。
    憑き物、くせ者、乾き者、ケダモノ、魔物に、忍びの者ではないから安心しよ。」

    Official “translation”: “I’m not Superman, that’s for sure. And I’m not Batman or Spiderman or Aquaman or a wolfman or a merman. I’m not brahman or common or ramen, either.”

    A possible literal translation: “At least I’m not a monster, that’s for sure. And I’m not an evil spirit, ruffian, dry snacks, beast, demon or a ninja, rest assured.”

    It’s not that just that the translator just injected possibly his own love for comics into this scene, but it also slightly changes the meaning:
    “I’m not a monster.” becomes “I’m just a human.”

  • scemar

    Pirating censored games whenever possible is a moral obligation of any decent human being that enjoys videogames.

  • Sricharan Balaji

    Its alright…they only said they would get rid of petting. It doesn’t mean that the whole My Room feature of calling your units to your room is going to be taken out. According to Nintendo, they are going to “make it appropriate for that particular territory.”, meaning they might ONLY take out the part where you can physically pet them.

  • Go D. Usopp

    That’s the argument that people around here make. The point being that if said argument were true (hypothetically, I think it’s nonsense) then the people here complaining about the loss of waifu sim stuff would have to also be the people who hated FE becoming a waifu sim

  • Great way to kill my enthusiasm at the last minute. What are they going to cut next while still selling the game for full price?

  • Ubrokemygrill?

    If it turns out NoA is making money then I doubt NoJ will investigate. I don’t know exactly how profitable NoA is though.

  • Go D. Usopp

    I dunno if you know how the used market works but it basically only benefits retailers and pretty much every games publisher hates it. They don’t want you buying used

  • British_Otaku

    Yeah, how would they know whether it is being sold used in the first place? Are they keeping track of kids in the playground or GameStop’s used stock?

    I can see a use for selling used copies if they spread to the point that the fanbase grows for the sequel and supports games early, but this isn’t what is likely to happen and Nintendo will tell when they see the preorder numbers.

  • British_Otaku

    I did prefer dolls as a Gundam Wing viewer alone, but story importance is a good reason to keep it too.

    The references to other Xeno titles is a shame to have missing.

    Religious references isn’t really specific, I’ll roll with you and say they are necessary no matter what but any examples with a video?

    Cheers.

  • bateruchan

    which would probably unintentionally make it look even MORE sexual?

    lol ok

  • Ubrokemygrill?

    This is just like the Tharja bikini censor. They made it look dirty when it wasn’t at all. Complete fucking morons.

  • Cael

    JUST

  • Isis Nether

    Dear Companies,

    Consider tweaking the code so that parental controls on the gaming system can block ecchi content like this and STOP FRICKIN CENSORING EVERYTHING.

    It’s not like I need this content to get my jollies off, I have sex or look at porn for that. But for god sakes, sometimes this stuff is nice to look at. = _=

    Sincerely,

    fuck yo shit.

  • British_Otaku

    Since the European version had the “Official” subtitles but the Japanese voices. I found that so fucking distracting. I don’t need to understand all Japanese to do so.

    EDIT: No English audio option.

  • British_Otaku

    *more cat girls than

  • British_Otaku

    Great idea actually.

  • Fenrir007

    Oh, I’m sure Gamestop shares all their internal data on which used titles sell a lot with Nintendo and other companies.

    The only indicator Nintendo cares about is quantity of titles sold. And from their end, an used copy can be traded in 1000 times, but it will only be a single sale to the Big N.

  • Fenrir007

    Gotta keep my plausible deniability handy.

  • Gigaknight

    lol Well, then.

    I had a feeling that this was coming, but I wanted to have some faith in Nintendo, I suppose–after having liked them for so long. I could not tell the future back then any more than I can now.

    Now, the answer to the question of whether they’d take their recent absurdities this far has been answered; my course of action is now clear, and my wallet will regain the weight taken by that preorder.

    Play those games if you want, NoA. I’m not a child; I won’t play them with you.

  • Richard Miller

    Well NoJ needs to wake up and see what their entire company is doing. Nintendo can learn something from Sony.

  • Ubrokemygrill?

    FUCK

  • WB1c_Marathon

    MY

  • Edmund Black

    SHIT

  • Uncle Heffy

    Wanna suck mine? I’m free, baby.

  • Uncle Heffy

    If you only knew what I was doing, and how often I do it.

    It’d make more sense.

  • Maiq TheLiar

    Officially a secondhand GameStop or eBay sale. This is how the fans should petition this sort of behavior.

  • bateruchan

    sorry, i don’t suck cut dicks less than 6 inches.

    I do have standards, you know~

  • Audie Bakerson

    Piracy is a service problem.

    Not releasing or releasing shit versions of games in a region is a service problem

    Not releasing or releasing shit versions of games in a region results in piracy.

    It’s very simple.

  • Uncle Heffy

    Good think I’m a futa. You can fuck me too, if you’d like.

  • why are you blaming Americans for what NoA does.

    They do not equal us you faggot.

  • Justin Dugas

    “we have not included any features which are considered inappropriate in Japan.”

    That kinda makes me wonder about Japan, really.

    Dunno what the point is in removing it from the American release, though. Unless the prudes have a lot more influence over here.

  • bateruchan

    ew, tits.

  • bateruchan

    no, but consoles are no longer offline only, either, now are they?
    and, i mean, DLC doesn’t exist, right?

    sure, buddy.

  • bateruchan

    I’ll let someone else take the mantle on this because i didn’t keep too close on tabs with XCX.
    I just know from what I’ve heard.

    There is likely more, that i don’t recall, even. someone else who was much more personally affected may be able to conjure up the visual evidence you seek))

  • JCTXS

    This 4 koma strip made me sad.

  • koreawut

    Ever been to Japan? I walked in to a convenience store and bought a magazine that would’ve been barely available in the US due to the content. Why? Well I went to Japan, first of all, might as well buy something distinctly Japanese (other than keeping a receipt for Tower Records, which is awesome).

    If a group of SJWs went to Japan for a week, they’d probably die of panic. Even “regular Americans” would probably silently freak out once or twice. And I mean this if they ever walked into a bookstore, game store, music store or visited Akihabara.

  • bateruchan

    It still shows interest in the game, however.

    Game platforms no longer live in a universe without online activity. DLC downloads still exist. It is not the desired outcome, no, but you bet your ass a lot of people who bought awakening used have a preorder of Fates, or will end up buying Fates down the road… maybe even day 1 without preordering.

    they don’t have to beg gamestop for sales numbers. buying used is not the desired outcome, but you bet your ass they know that not every first purchaser bought the dlc, but many used games sales ended up in purchases of DLC. and those numbers of DLC sold, along with some number crunching and basic assumption that, you know, marketers are pretty much taught to do for their job, they can probably make a reasonable argument with investors that with X DLC sold versus Y copies sold, Z used games will predict in W game sales of the next title… on the lower margin, even.

    IT SHOWS INTEREST.

  • bateruchan

    that’s even better news))

  • Miragos

    (Wait, the European version didn’t even have English audio?)
    I also played it with Japanese audio and English subtitles and I know what you mean.
    The biggest problem was that Sigma’s unvoiced English responses sometimes didn’t match the other characters’ voiced Japanese inquiries (and the other way around).
    It was annoying, but better than just playing a possibly butchered version.

    Sigma is probably the most likely character to be censored. I might get the Japanese version at some point (I was planing to anyway) and compare it to the English subtitles.

  • Astralwyrm

    I dislike what the developers are doing to Fire Emblem to get sales in Japan. This crap takes away from the atmosphere it use to have,

  • Valwin Mediaz

    yea how dare they make the game good

  • Justin Dugas

    I don’t concern myself with explicit content, I think America (especially the religious folk) needs to grow up about that. Hell, even Western Europe is more sensible about that.

    I’m more concerned with the notion that feeling a girl up regardless of her attitude is okay. Feel free to correct me on this, but when I first heard of the “petting” feature, it kinda sounded like the recipients were a little uncomfortable with being touched at first… of course, considering how long it took for Japan to address the issue of women being groped on trains, it really doesn’t surprise me too much.

  • Astralwyrm

    How by any metric does fan service make a strategy RPG good?

  • koreawut

    Religious people are not the SJWs. Religious folk are more concerned with telling each other what is okay and not okay… you are looking to the wrong side man. The liberals are the ones trying to squash the uncomfortable life…conservatives and religious prefer the uncomfortable life.

    I suppose it is okay to jump into any game that lets you chase down an enemy soldier, then shoot them……and keep shooting them…..and then kick them or drag them anywhere? That is just as ethically wrong as touching a girl (or a guy, right? I assume since males exist in this game they can be selected as well? Or am I wrong?)

  • British_Otaku

    It isn’t exclusive to female characters. Of course, people would be uncomfortable if you poked them in the eye.

  • Justin Dugas

    Hmm. I’ll read up on it before making final judgements, although since it seems we won’t get it and I won’t care for it, there’s probably no need.

  • Valwin Mediaz

    people enjoy their characters ?

  • Urobolus

    I. LOVE. CENSORSHIP.

  • Justin Dugas

    So why did conservatives (and general “moral guardians”) get in such a tizzy over Grand Theft Auto or Mass Effect? Don’t remember a lot of liberals speaking about that. And why’d they make movie ratings judge so much more punishing for sexual content?

    Yeah, conservatives prefer the uncomfortable life, and they seem to want to force it on others, too. As I’ve said elsewhere, lunatics and jackasses exist on both sides. If you looked at both sides you’d know that.

  • Go D. Usopp

    No one who didn’t buy the game new to prove a point would buy DLC so it’s irrelevant to the topic. They would refuse because it would be giving the company money for the game still

    People who bought DLC after buying the game used are just people who didn’t get it new because they couldn’t afford to at the time and are nothing to do with the people who are actively opposing censorship

  • Don Tworry

    So apparently when it’s pokemon or nintendogs it’s fine. But when it’s a bunch of animes it’s not okay.

  • koreawut

    I do look at both sides but I also don’t care about the ‘controversy’ in GTA or Mass Effect. And conservatives–the gun owning conservatives anyway–typically don’t have any problem with violence OR with women being depicted sexually.

    Granted, conservatives tend to be pro violence and anti sex and liberals the opposite but not in games! Not in animation! The liberals don’t like how the characters look young!

    And again… are there male characters that can be part of this ‘controversial’ mini game? If so, the statement you made about women is 100% bullcrap.

  • tccboss

    Much obliged fellow gentleman and scholar.

  • Immahnoob

    “Its creepy because its not real girls”

    What?

    “its a game that arouses your hormones”

    Why are you scared of your own sexuality?

    “and some of the females don’t even like it in the game.”

    I think we’re mistaking “not liking it” with “acting as if they don’t like it”.

    You know, some people like to tease you.

    “I find it creepy because its outside its game type, if this was seran kagura(which i play) i’d have no problem with that.”

    I don’t think you can claim that touching/petting people is “outside the game type” in a game in which we develop relationships and then marry and all.

  • Immahnoob

    “Any other edits are going to be smaller dialogue things like Henry in Awakening”

    Uhhhhhh… Small?

    http://i.imgur.com/Djnn83y.png

  • Immahnoob

    Some costumes were censored for other characters too.

  • why are you saying im homosexual? there isnt anything bad in being gay you fascist. anyway who must i blame? north korea? arent sjw and noa americunts? isnt political correctness an american creation? and you didnt even reply to my other points.. youre garbage, please stop talking youre useless. from now im ignoring you and your kind, im fed up with your moronic rotten so called “brain”.. you damaged my life enough with your americuntness..

  • Antoinant

    I don’t remember content being cut in Yakuza 4 (which is the only localized game from the serie I’ve bought beside Dead Souls/Of the End, while I’ve imported the rest). Do you mind filling the details?

  • I hope you are trolling.

  • Sangaz

    Plenty more games out there. I’ll just pass on this one.

  • Stilzkin

    UP

  • Stilzkin

    Someone explain why NoE isn’t doing localizations again?

    Xenoblade Chronicles was great.

  • Brandon Wolfley

    Okay, seriously, can anyone explain to me why I’m not better off replaying Awakening 3 times and keeping $100 in my wallet?

  • serpentear

    So, someone at siliconera mentions something about the possibility of after-petting dialouge remains in the game. Here’s the comment, courtesy NeptuniasBeard,

    “So I did some lurking online and found some evidence that suggests that not everything wasn’t straight out gutted. (this may have already been said but I’m not scouring 1500 comments because fuck that shit!)

    In an IGN playthrough a few weeks back the player, playing a build of the final game btw, walked pass the “Private Quarters” and it had an exclamation point over it. Someone noted that the exclamation point is ONLY there when you can interact with your units for the support boost. Now, they could just do a quick fade to black followed by “You’re now closer to this person”, but they would look pretty jarring.

    Looking at the new official website, you can build relationships by having conversations in “My Castle”. The only place you can do that being in the private quarters. So, making the educated assumption that these conversations will be shown, I conclude that only the rubbing portion was removed but the dialogue afterwards (which really have nothing to do with the rubbing) remains.

    So those that don’t care for the rubbing but still want the little bit of character development (like myself) likely have nothing to worry about.”

    So what do u guys think? Crossing finger here tho, they might change the dialouges so it would be safe for kids, the main audience of FE :(

  • serpentear

    Nah, since sjws a bunch of hypocrites, they’d probably buy those mags, go to service cafes, buy weird tentacle games, but then preaching on tumblr how disgusting and sexist japan is and how uncomfortable they were.

  • 萌ゲー

    This is the harvest/rescue system in action. It allows you to extract ADAM (a chemical that gives you powers) from the little sister you see above by either taking all the ADAM from her, turning her back into a little girl, or just destroy her completely, getting more ADAM in return.

  • Ubrokemygrill?

    Awakening and Fates are greatly dumbed down comared to some of the older games. Fanservice isn’t a bad thing but when it takes away from everything else then it’s an issues. Also, censoring fanservice in a fanservice game is equally retarded.

  • Ubrokemygrill?

    It can make a good game better. Just don’t prioritize fanservice.

  • Vcom7418

    I am buying this, mostly because I am way too hyped for the game, and I probably wouldn’t play the petting minigame (Also, NoE didn’t confirm whether PAL version is going to be censored). Also, I don’t really believe that you have to boycott dev that censors their games. WHat this does is make them think that everything they do is wrong, and they just pull out of that country
    What I recommend to do for people who want to play the game, but to boycott devs and publishers who censor, is to import Japanese version and use the fan translation to play.

  • Ubrokemygrill?

    What about people that wanted to play the petting minigame? Or wanted the Soleil support? Some people want a product that isn’t butchered.
    -Don’t boycott
    You don’t seem to understand. Sending in legitimate complaints on why we don’t want the game changed doesn’t work. It didn’t work with Xenoblade and it won’t work with this. My advice? Learn japanese to import, or pirate and use fan translations.

  • Brandon Wolfley

    Conquest is the side that goes for more traditional FE gameplay, right?

  • Kiryu

    MundaneMatt did a vid on Nichegamers article.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwywGzRcSvk

  • Siveon

    Because Awakening is terrible and the other Fire Emblems are so much better? :^)

  • Brandon Wolfley

    Probably have to agree to disagree there, but I can go with Radiant Dawn. I like its characters better anyway.

  • koreawut

    And that’s true no matter whether they are dems or pubs… or dempubs… or pubdems… or indepubdems…

  • Mika Rose

    Ah, well I still feel very strongly in other people having to monitor children. Not my job. I don’t have kids and it’s cool if people do but use your parental control. This is like swap note all over. I still can’t believe Nintendo caved to that.

  • yinks

    “i don’t give a fuck” lmao

  • Brimfyre

    If that is true that alleviates a lot of my fears. I mostly just didn’t want to miss the animation and character models.

    STILL, What the fuck is with NoA not telling it’s consumers EXACTLY what they changed and why? They just make people more mad by remaining silent. They treat their customers like such garbage.

  • Vcom7418

    I did say about the import (and also the fan translation). Again, the boycott won’t do anything in my opinion. If you want to boycott NoA, not stopping you, but the higher-ups (as is Inteligent Systems) are innocent, so piracy is in no way justified. NoA is the one at fault. Let them take the blame.

  • Ubrokemygrill?

    Downloading is literally downloading a copied version. It is not theft.

  • bateruchan

    that’s… not how i’m implying it works… at all.
    they don’t just have a giant database of nnid to game purchases somewhere, it’s all algorithm based. your protest doesn’t mean much when it shows up on your nnid/miiverse/blah and is taken is as +1 vs ‘amount of copies in circulation’.

  • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

    In this particularly context, it’s more than “copying”, it’s stealing something you should be paying for the access to play. You people are the sole reason DRM exists~.

  • im not trolling.. im sick of your behavior.. calling a person faggot only because you dont agree is fascism. and its easy for you to call me stupid in spanish but google translate exists so you cant insult me even if you want. meanwhile i can because my first language isnt translated by google..
    tue ses unu cotzone pren’ ‘e catzadas. proithe tue no acabas de narrede catzadas? ses tothu acallonadu. torrade a domu dua o ximpru appillonadu.. asinunca deo apo a fagher comente bollu. faeddhu comente mi piaghede. tzittede pro caridade.
    guess my first language now.

  • Antoinant

    Reacting to piracy by punishing even more the honest consumers is only leading to more piracy in the end.

  • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

    If you’d be honest you wouldn’t be illegally downloading something you don’t own. When a group translates a game (for example, the group that translated Valkyria Chronicles 3) what’s the first thing they ask of people? Buy the game (the JP one, of course). Only then, procure the rom / file / image~.

    You guys aren’t honest, stop deluding yourselves~.

  • Stilzkin

    That’s how it is. When NoA butchers something then that’s the version we get.

  • Go D. Usopp

    Companies care much more about money than “interest”. Case in point, when Xenosaga was under consideration for a re-release and they specifically said that they don’t care about something like a petition because it shows no proof that people will buy the game if it comes out

    “Interest” is worthless in a business as high risk as games. If a game isn’t getting the new copy sales the publisher aren’t going to have faith in it

  • heroyaldog

    so now changing camera angles, from one game to the next is considered censorship? People really have an insane bias here

  • bateruchan

    again, people who buy used are much more likely to buy new/preorder next time… especially considering awakening was the first western success for the series. that drummed up a lot of interest, but nintendo NOTORIOUSLY has rather small retail releases… they don’t just continue packaging the same game and sending it to retailers. they HAVE to know people buy their stuff used as a result.

    it is, for all intents and purposes, a completely new interest here. and if they’re not taking that into consideration, then, well, they’re fucking dumb and that’s not my problem. but they HAVE to know better than that.

  • SiliconNooB

    I am no longer a Nintendo customer.

  • NuclearKangaroo

    dude, that image is literally gross and creepy, these kind of problematic and toxic memes need to stop

    come on its 2016!

  • Go D. Usopp

    It’s more complicated than you make it sound. For starters, new buyers are more likely to return as their “interest” is of a greater intensity. People who buy used are usually impulse buyers who saw it in a store, curious people who grabbed something they don’t know they’ll like because it’s cheap, or people who did it for a reason and will continue doing it

    Plus there are all the emails people keep claiming to send (though I can’t confirm any of them are actually doing it), the fact that neither interest nor used sales can actually fund the sequel even if they’re foolish enough to believe the number of players translates to number of new sales next time, etc

    No buying used isn’t going to show interest or make the problem worse and anyone who wants to should. Importing is a complete pain in the ass and costs more, and running CFW pretty much guarantees you can’t play anything online unless you own two separate 3DSs, which is expensive

  • bateruchan

    impulse buyers and curious buyers are potential buyers of the new titles later tho.

    and you can’t guarantee new buyers of the last one will return for the new. i bought awakening new (was much more lenient on censorship than i am now) and won’t be returning for fates at all.

    i, for one, happen to have 2 3DS systems but LOL
    and i’m pretty sure someone mentioned in these comments that CFW on 3DS DOES let you continue going online… don’t take my word for it. you can ask firion, though, i’m sure: https://disqus.com/home/discussion/nichegamer/nintendo_also_removed_the_petting_mini_game_in_fire_emblem_fates/#comment-2479982922

  • Go D. Usopp

    Most games require your firmware to be up to date. Up to date firmware can’t be CFWd. I just put 2 and 2 together

    But even if there is a workaround importing costs more. I don’t get enough hours at work for that. Thus i’m buying used and relying on the reasoning that it won’t affect anything, and refusing to let anyone try to convince me otherwise

  • Antoinant

    You’re completely missing the point I made. Why would companies/publishers punish even more (by different means) someone who currently bought the product as a reponse to piracy ? Movies do also that shit as well (with the warning ads and sometimes limited dub/sub options).

    It’s alright to have principles but you’re trying too hard to act like a righteous faggot.

  • C4

    The one who sold the game got money for it to buy new games.

  • Sparrow

    Yep. I believe you can’t really grind while playing Conquest. I haven’t put too much research into the different sides, so I don’t know how detrimental not having the ability to grind support from FE Amie will be. Still, if they removed the ability to grind up support for a side that’s obviously going to be a bit more challenging, so they just made the game a bit harder. I don’t know how much harder it will be, but I suppose only time will tell.

  • Truer words have never been spoken.

    It’s almost like they want us to pirate it or something…

  • Not Nintendo!

  • Yep. This already goes past anger, past disgust, just disappointment…

    …have ever Nintendo realize that their fan …as a human being… grow older?

  • Justin Dugas

    I think it’s time I stopped identifying as a liberal. I haven’t tried to confirm any of that, but what you’re talking about sounds like the opposite of what I’ve spent my entire life believing was liberal. Maybe I’m just old-fashoned.

    Still, that post tells me you’re selective about the kinds of controversy you latch onto. Well, no matter.

    Also, even if there will be male characters, my statement still stands as I would still find it weird, although at least it wouldn’t be sexist. But I’ve admitted elsewhere that I don’t know the full details and I’ll repeat that here.

  • Valwin Mediaz

    then do do the fan service

  • koreawut

    Yes, I am selective about what controversy I ‘latch onto’. Why? Because if I don’t care about the games, why should I care about the controversy surrounding it? Well, to be fair, when I heard idiots talking about GTA controversies (since way back in the original GTA and GTA II), I definitely called them idiots.

    An old-fashioned liberal? I don’t really know what that means but a ‘new fashioned liberal’ would be the one that hates guns and all kinds of violence, believes in the empowerment of women over anyone else, so if they wanted to walk around naked they should be able to without anybody even looking at them because THAT IS SEXISTS! But a man! No, if a MAN were to walk around naked then they should be locked up for lewdness!!!

    Again, conservatives are the other way around. Men being naked is meh. whatever. But a woman!!! A woman being naked could harm the eyes and soul of our youth!!! Unless it’s in a movie, in which case liberals think a naked woman should not be having sex unless she’s in a position of power in the scene…and conservatives think the opposite, that the man should be in the position of power in the scene.

    I was in the U.S. Army for a bit with a handful of self-styled red-neck conservatives and I asked a few questions that liberals and conservatives tend to argue a lot. Some of the answers were republican and some of the answers were democrat. I wouldn’t necessarily say I opened any eyes, but it’s something I wish everyone realized when these kind of topics come up. The only people who are straight laced Republican or Democrat are those who are paid (by corporations, other governments and whatever), to say and do exactly what they are told. Politics are a dirty business and even most liberals or conservatives aren’t 100% either way, they just pick their own hot button issues and side with the party that agrees with them, ignoring all the rest.

    It’s a tough job and I wouldn’t want to be in that position.

  • Mr. Oshawott

    It turns out that, under close observation, Kotaku lied about the petting feature being censored to increase clicks, according to this Tweet:

    https://twitter.com/SDC_Batz/status/692499937028874241

  • CrusaderEsper

    Their underskirts are modeled though. If you get the metal box and turn into metal Peach, Rosalina, et al, the black void is gone and you can see under their skirts.

  • Fenrir007

    >no, but consoles are no longer offline only, either, now are they?

    Nintendo is completely inept at gathering this kind of data. Did you know that Nintendo is still incapable of banning you from using roms online? A full generation later and they still cant identify who bought what, and who is using what online. A game catridge on my hands, after being passed to you, is still the exact same blip in Nintendo’s radar as it was before.

    >and, i mean, DLC doesn’t exist, right?

    DLC…? Not everyone buys that. Someone buying used games may very well be a shopper that is not keen on spending too much money on a single game, and may very well skip on DLC altogether. I also highly doubt Nintendo even checks for that, given their incompetence that I previously stated.

  • Jodie Mae

    If the two scenarios are either

    1. They don’t buy the game
    2. They pirate the game

    How is that a lost sale? What have Nintendo lost?

  • TsukuyomiMagi99

    Have you guys seen this yet? You might wanna update your article.

    @Kotaku writer lied about FE Fates censorship for clicks, what a surprise. #GamerGate
    https://t.co/CH51KSkhAC https://t.co/VSzd5B1YKS

  • Fear Me I Am Free

    Huh. Well I guess it’s slight self censorship, but also could be chalked up to internal changes considering I’ve never seen any sort of backlash to that.

  • Randall

    i cant believe i wasted my time reading this thread. also cant believe people are so upset that they cant “pet” a virtual character lmao.

  • bateruchan

    and that’s fine, you do you, but my only point is is it CAN draw up the notion of interest, and i’m very wary at ever even hinting at that.

    i can’t stop you nor am i going to sit here and tell you to stop, nor have i.
    i said it can look like interest and to be wary of that and decide if you care accordingly.

  • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

    You pay to have the right to play something. You didn’t pay, ergo you don’t have the right to play something. In the loophole people are trying to find about lending a game, somebody paid for it and while they lend it, they can’t use it, thus no value is lost. Facts are facts: you are sold something. You are choosing not to buy it. You are still going to play it. Thus, you are breaking the rules. What is Nintendo losing? A sale, because somebody is playing their game without having anyone pay for it~.

    I can’t tell if you people are trolling or really this dumb to want and justify piracy with something as utterly retarded as saying “They aren’t losing a sale because I was never going to buy it, hah!”~.

    If you aren’t going to buy the game then don’t fucking play it, it’s not complicated~.

  • B-But THINK OF T3H CHILDREN$!!!

  • Black_Bob

    You…you’ve got to be fucking kidding me… seeing shit like this makes me feel new because I knew this kind of thing happened. It happened many years in the past with older localization. It got better, then it just came full circle like every fucking thing does. This…this is the worst. Why haven’t I seen this? Why am I not learning JP fast enough??

  • Travis Touchdown

    Wow, I can’t believe your readers are endorsing piracy.

    I guess they were right. You aren’t the audience they want after all.

  • snugdarkly

    I’ll pirate the fanmade translation.

  • heroyaldog

    You guy’s realize the source here is KOTAKU? I would take all of this with a massive grain of salt……srsly you guys are as reactionary about censorship as Kotaku is to sexism…..one could say yall were triggered?

  • Titangamecube

    True Nintendo fans would absolutely never pirate a game over trivial bullshit. We just don’t buy the game at all to let Nintendo know that they need to do better. But what we don’t do is cry about localization that removes tiny shit that has no weight on the actual game. These people who want to pirate the game aren’t Nintendo fans and should not be considered at all when making games if they are going to go this far.

  • Thanatos2k

    I hope from the bottom of my heart that this censored cut up scam fails miserably.

  • Thanatos2k

    Says someone who only survives because they have a job with games.

    Words cannot describe how evil these people are.

  • alex9234

    Well, as you and I know:

    “If you want to make enemies, try to change something.”
    -Woodrow Wilson

  • dsadsada

    Not gonna deny that censorship triggers a lot of nichegamer’s visitors, myself included.

    You’re right though in that we should have remained skeptical first, and that’s before the reply from NoA’s Richard Woolslayer (what must one do to earn such a silly family name) was made. For one, I can’t find the quote from Nintendo anywhere except in the kotaku article and other sites that cite it.

  • Yamato

    It’s not really a big deal but why even take all this stuff out? None of these features should have gotten it rated M, and it was already going to be rated T for violence anyway so I don’t get it.

  • buddyluv324

    So its one of two things: Either its NoA that’s lying or Kotaku has falsify their sources on the topic. This wouldnt turn out to well for either of them once we know the actual outcome.

    One one hand, this is NoA’s usual M.O., given their actions as of late. On the other hand it could be Kotaku being thirsty for clicks after being blacklisted by Bethesda recently along with a number of other shady practices having been called out on.

    Weather this mess falls upon either NoA or Kotaku, it’ll be difficult for them to bounce out of this one.

  • alex9234

    Wait…I thought that Fire Emblem fans hated the “weeaboo-ness” of Awakening and didn’t want any weeaboo material at all. NOW they want it because Fates is being slightly censored? And don’t even get me started on how past FE games were also weeaboo as well. Man, Fire Emblem fans are hypocrites.

  • Titangamecube

    I’ll be fair to say that I am not a huge fan of the stories in FE mainly because they are kinda generic. Thank god the gameplay more than makes up for the story because the gameplay is hugely why I play FE in the first place (well that and Tharja, love me some Tharja). But for some reason, this tiny mechanic that has no bearing on the plot or even the gameplay whatsoever and FE fans lose their shit. Meanwhile, I made a response to you but its still pending after two days but it included this part: “In the 2.5 version of Kingdom Hearts , BBS had its entire Multiplayer scrapped out and nobody gave a flying fuck.” But, oh no, NOA and NOE remove something that has nothing to do with the gameplay at all and its ruined. I’ll just say this: Fuck FE Fans and the goddamned horse they ride in on.

  • TWE

    Standard editions are gonna shelfwarm HARD. Retailers are gonna hate this.

  • Dark Lord Ash

    Maybe it’s the hispanic in me, but every time I see some jackass run their mouth about “social issues” and “intersectionality”, it makes me want to put on a wife beater, head over to their general location and hit them over the head with a bottle of presidente…. And I don’t even drink beer.

  • You need to look up the definition of fascism

    you seem to throw it with every post incorrectly

    “I’m sick of your behavior”

    after 2 posts

    you sound like a fucking SJW

    I bet you are one of those Euro ppl that have America nut’s on your mouth

    24/7

  • TsukuyomiMagi99

    I am not gonna attack you. However I want to see our position. The fact of the matter is that censorship can easily be eradicated if we worked together and not support censored products. But I’ve come to the sad realization that this will never happen because most people just don’t care and then rationalize it away. It’s attitudes like that that allows companies to keep doing what they are doing. As much as we speak up the silent majority has shown that they don’t care and that’s truly disheartening. That’s why I think you’re getting the blowback your getting. They see you as supporting censorship and undermining the anti censorship people’s efforts.

  • Edmund Black

    I have an Old 3DS xl, but it’s already up to 10.5.0-30U. Is there anything I can do?

  • Immahnoob

    Not for installing CFW.

  • Ken-Oh

    Also no japanese dub

  • Anon630

    Who’s ready for some damage control? I know I’m not.

    https://archive.is/Uj2mv

  • The Jackal
  • Titangamecube

    Responding to your comment about the fine bros and how this doesn’t shock me. Remember all the shit about how LPers “deserve” despite the little effort that goes into LPs? Same concept with this although admittedly it’s even less effort than LPs. And the same people who were defending LPers are now upset over this. I’m like, “this is what happens when you let low effort content be monetized, you get people wanting trade mark words and shit”

  • ranfan

    What is the benefit of petting a woman in that game. Does it add someting of value? Stats? Items? It’s one of the more useless features added.

  • Travis Touchdown

    Why are you responding to me here? lol.

    But yes, I agree with you. I’d say Reaction videos are the absolute scum of YouTube, the bottom lung in the ladder, but Let’s Play’s are the next step up.

  • Titangamecube

    Mainly because I refuse to go on PE after you know who decided to say fuck neutrality and being a good journalist and admin, NX is going to cure all kinds of cancer when Nintendo releases it and anyone who says otherwise is a heretic.

    But yes, reaction channels are probably the bottom of the barrel in terms of “low effort” content which includes lets plays and Avgn style of reviews (highly debatable of course).

  • Travis Touchdown

    I like AVGN style reviews. If you watch his behind the scenes videos, you can tell he puts a lot of effort into it. Obviously, they aren’t for everyone, but I like them for what they are.

    But yes, I don’t care much for PE either, but the community is great. I should learn how to make my own website.

  • Titangamecube

    Like I said its highly debatable because I love AVGN style reviews from the man who started it all. But what I was referring are the copy cats who seem to forget what humor is.

    And if you do, do so while remaining as objective as you can. Too many sites fall to “trivial bullshit” and its less about the games and more about stupid culture wars that I am frankly getting really fuck sick of.

  • Travis Touchdown

    Well, when I criticize specific kinds of YouTube videos, I do so because the format itself is fundamentally flawed.

    If you have actual talent, like the AVGN, it doesn’t seem right to put that kind of video in with things like React, which requires no talent at all.

    But yes, gaming media is corrupt, we know this. Seeing people act like removing a minigame is grounds for piracy is disgusting.

  • Titangamecube

    Keyword: Talent. Most AVGN copycats lack that and you do notice it when they can’t even branch out into other things where as James was able to: Movie reviews, Board Game Reviews, doing movies himself, etc. Thats the talent I appreciate. Not the copy and paste and hope to get the monies *cough* Lets Players.

    And Like I said, those are not Nintendo fans because no one resorts to piracy with a game that lacks a small feature.

  • Guest

    Nothing to do with ratings, the people at Treehouse are just the kind of folk who would look at something like this and think ‘this is creepy/offensive so we’re taking it out’. Nothing about the mini game would warrant a rating change. Same thing with the boob slider in xenoblade x and the lingerie outfits in fatal frame, or the native american costume in bravely default, etc. The trend in censorship that’s been happening is because companies are either afraid to offend someone in the media, or that same type of hyper-offended person is calling the shots with the localization. Welcome to the new age of offense culture, enjoy your stay until it inevitably rebounds. Just hope it doesn’t take too many years.

  • Yamato

    Hmm true, also adding on Xenoblade is Lin’s outfits. Lin’s censorship for some of the outfits are lazy to the point of being pathetic. Especially her swimsuit outfits, they look like Nintendo took a piece of black metal and laid them under the swimsuit. I would have much preferred if they had remade her outfits instead of just lazily patching them.

  • Art

    I got tired of relying in these lame localizations so I just learned Japanese and now only import games. Japanese is easy to learn (particularly for Portuguese/Spanish speakers). It took 1 years for basic reading and before that you just have to keep familiarize with the language.

  • Art

    I agree. Petting is creepy stuff.
    I only need realists death, warfare, murder, minigames with whores and urban slaughter stuff as in western games.