Nintendo Switch Event Details Confirm “Age Restricted” Content, Concert, and Appearance by Mother 3 Developer

Nintendo has updated their Japanese site for next week’s Switch event, and with it comes plenty of interesting new details. First, the company warned that the games revealed during the event “may include those with age restriction.” This is an interesting revelation, and shows that Nintendo is hopefully going to go for a more mature market with the Switch.

Along with this, a special concert called “Nintendo Game Music Live” will be held during the Switch’s Japanese hands-on event, which will be open to the public. My Nintendo members will also be able to enter to win a Switch by checking into the event using a QR code linked to their account. This is only open to Japanese members, but there may be similar raffles at events in the US.

Outside of Nintendo’s own updates, second-party developer 1-Up Studio shared the invitation they received for Nintendo’s press conference. What makes this interesting is that this comes off the heels of reignited rumors of one of the the games the studio developed, Mother 3, finally getting a western release on the Switch. In fact, the post itself mentions “new items coming to the world this year.”

Could this be the elusive Mother 3 western release we’ve been pining years for? If so, we’ll find out next Thursday, when the Nintendo Switch presentation takes place at 11PM EST.

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  • Mr0303

    “may include those with age restriction” – yes Nintendo. Give us a trigger warning. After all the average gamer is only is his thirties.

  • porkbun

    Still family oriented I see.

  • Loli de 42 Anos não leu SnK

    let’s HOPE nintendo will finally stop with their censorship bs and acknoledge that their player base is bigger than just 12-year olds

  • TheOnceAndFutureKing

    youd be surprised how many gamers in their thirties get triggered today

  • TheOnceAndFutureKing
  • Mr0303

    Good point.

  • Kev Lew

    indeed, clearly define the stuff that’s not intended for kids and release the content unmolested by third parties. A shame Nintendo suck at marketing though because they could be the 1st company to clearly define mature games beyond simply getting a high ESRB rating.

  • NukeA6

    So are they gonna leave Mother 3 untouched from that censorship they are trigger-happy with?

  • >Nintendo is hopefully going to go for a more mature market with the Switch.

    Nintendo of Japan, mayhap.

    I don’t forsee NoA going the opposite direction of “Nudity and sexual content of any kind are literally Hitler.”

  • Dom The Elegy

    You might want to put that hope /way/ on the backburner. Fire Emblem Fates sold even better than Awakening so in their ass backwards logic that means people like censorship.

  • Although I have no interest in the Switch, I’m quite curious if Nintendo plan to renegade on region locking.

  • AR7777

    I feel this is the laziest Nintendo project ever. It’s just a shield tablet, I wonder if they even researched and developed the thing or just paid nvidia to do it for them.

    I hope at some point they release a non tablet version that’s way cheaper like PS TV and comes with the Pro controller since I’m not interested in the tablet itself.

  • AR7777
  • Chocolate ISISCream

    >YFW ITOI CONFIRMS MOTHER 4 IS A SWITCH EXCLUSIVE

  • totenglocke

    We need to set fire to the Treehouse.

  • Malascus

    Oh yeah i can already see it before me with the treehouse:

    Magypsies are ‘problematic’
    Hot spring massage scene is wrong!
    no poc, oh wait Fassad omg what did he do to the monkey
    pigmask salutes are literally hitler

    Mother 3 is perfect and I don’t want it butchered :/

  • Sean Sharpe

    At the very least, I imagine the scene where Lucas gets his PSI powers unlocked is going to be “changed”… Although I’m not sure you can call it “censored” because if I recall correctly, the implications that the scene in English had weren’t Itoi’s intent in the first place.

  • Sean Sharpe

    Let’s be fair here. Nintendo’s censorship seems to be almost schizophrenic. They release Bayonetta 2, even going as far as having a freaking Playboy shoot to market it… Then censor games with tamer content.

  • BurgerUnit

    Yeah it really doesn’t matter what NoJ has planned if NoA and treehouse aren’t reigned in

  • Michael Richardson

    Based on the reveal trailer, Nintendo is clearly aiming at an older demographic with the Switch. Let’s hope this translates to less censorship in the games they localize. The way TMS was butchered was utterly insane.

  • Travis Touchdown

    It wasn’t ‘butchered.’ Stop pretending it was.

    There’s a good reason the only thing people can find ‘wrong’ with it as slight costume changes. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4aa88f438ff2a73520ef221d1928287d87331ada7e74f25cdcac478473b3c215.jpg

  • Travis Touchdown

    “NOA hates skin!”

    http://nintendotoday.com/nintendo-partners-with-playboy-to-promote-bayonetta-2/

    Delusional.

    Also please keep in mind that they kept Zero Suit Samus in Smash, a MUCH more raunchy outfit than anything else they’ve made lately, despite feminist backlash.

  • Travis Touchdown

    Nintendo isn’t the company ‘censoring’ games.

  • ProfessorFluffy

    I’m not expecting much from the age restricted games. I imagine they will end up being ports of games like Skyrim.

    Even if they announce exclusive mature titles for the Switch, it’s hard to overlook how well that went for the Wii U. For the US it felt like all of the titles were sent out to die.

  • Michael Richardson

    Dude, they even rewrote a major section of the game to avoid “adult” themes. You’re in some major denial.

  • Bitterbear

    But they do acknowledge that their audience is comprised of manchildren and the occasional womanchild.

  • Bitterbear

    Let’s pretend Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE doesn’t exist shall we?

  • Bitterbear
  • Bitterbear

    It’s a bit too lineal for my taste. The fan art though is miles better than Undertale’s:

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5f70b101d6ea1f7720d5e39ac2dbbe255b14af43f72dcc9c542ac7f0809a7beb.jpg

  • Random Dude

    For extra WTF, guys at Platinum originally wanted to put undershirt in her Link’s custome (or some others, I forgot) to make it look less sexy. Nintendo caught a wind of it and tell them to cut that shit out.

  • TheOnceAndFutureKing

    Earthbound games may be on the linear side, but the games are at least mostly gameplay with a bit of challenge to it, unlike FF13 where you navigate through straight corridors to watch 10 minute cutscenes.

    idk much about Undertale, but the fanbase seems kind of obnoxious from what I’ve seen.

  • TheOnceAndFutureKing

    That could work, especially with Ni No Kuni’s graphical style

  • Paladin Joe

    Fatal Frame was also a thing.

  • Bitterbear

    The map in Earthbound was pretty much very accessible. On Mother 3 was a pain since once you finish a handful of chapters you were never able to backtrack.

  • DrearierSpider

    Don’t forget Xenoblade Chronicles X.

  • Travis Touchdown

    That game censored skin? I hadn’t noticed.

    By the way, Atlus handled the localization.

  • Marc Duarte

    There’s a video on YouTube that documents the changes made to Genei Ibun Roku #FE for the Western release, which proves that you’re a complete liar. I followed this game from the very beginning and the amount of alterations made to it was one of the most extreme cases I’ve ever seen. The only other game that could even match it is Fire Emblem IF. Both of those titles were butchered to hell and back. I’m still debating whether to buy a Wii U just to play the game with the uncensored patch that I’ve got on my harddrive right now. I’m waiting to see if maybe it’ll get a rerelease on the Switch. Then again, even if it did, I doubt it’d be the uncensored Japanese version. NoA’s shown themselves to not be very bright. They’d most likely find some way to screw things up.

  • Bitterbear

    Nintendo supervised that.

  • Marc Duarte

    Add Fire Emblem IF to the mix.

  • NukeA6

    I’d be depressed too if I was stuck in Watch Dogs.

  • NukeA6

    I don’t remember what was wrong with that.

  • Joe

    For how you used it, the right word is renege.

  • Joe

    Imagine if they put the cost of the screen and tablet into upgrading the graphics hardware…. sigh. Now we’re left with a chunky tablet that’s too large to be truly portable and once again an underpowered home console that can’t compete with the PS4 model launched in 2013 let alone anything newer.

  • InkViper

    Mother 4, Mother harder. LOL…

  • InkViper

    Cut it down, then burn it.

  • InkViper

    That was Eiji Aonuma, he wanted them to have the costumes as sexy crossplay outfits, and I doubt anyone at Nintendo treehouse has the balls to countermand his wishes.

  • InkViper

    I think that’s just there to shut up the soccer moms. No nasty or sexy surprises out of nowhere.

  • Mr0303

    Or the official Nintendo magazine calling Senran Kagura 2 “filth”.

  • Mr0303

    I’m pretty sure he’s just a troll.

  • Paladin Joe

    NOA’s hands were all over it so not really Atlus’s fault.

  • InkViper

    Hay Matthew, Soraya Saga has been retweeting the switch presser for the 12th, new Monolith soft game incoming!? Nintendo switch Xenoblade chronicles X Ports!?

    https://twitter.com/sorayasaga?lang=en

    Plus, looks like Nintendo (NOA) has rebranded the E shop, to Game Store!
    On the quiet.

    http://www.nintendo.com/games/

    You’re welcome.

  • InkViper

    Stop being dishonest, it’s well documented with just how much has been censored from the game.

  • Thanks. I couldn’t remember the right word, but I knew it started with re. And a dictionary said as a definition for renegade:

    “a deserter from one faith, cause, or allegiance to another”

    So I rolled with it. :P

  • Travis Touchdown

    A couple of costumes. Woooow.

  • CRES

    “may include those with age restriction.”

    For all we know, that just means “We might not censor the swimsuits.”

  • InkViper

    Seriously, you’re going to pull that shit with me!

  • Zombie_Barioth

    You’d be surprised how many people ignore the rating, buy an M-rated game for their kid, then freak out when they finally realize what they’ve bought.

    Those people don’t get mad at themselves, they take it out on the company/dev or store employee. They’re simply covering their own ass.

  • Zombie_Barioth

    Wasn’t Eternal Darkness teased? If that’s true, there’s at least one explanation not involving swimsuits.:P

  • Feniks

    Agent orange. Worked in Nam it should work here.

  • Feniks

    Xenoblade.

  • -blank-

    Dude I get the Mother 3 hype. I love the game. But localizing Mother 3 is financial suicide.

    Just about everyone who knows/cares about Mother 3 already played it in an emulator. And if AM2R and Pokémon Prism are any indication, there’s no hope of all ROMs of Mother 3 being removed from the internet.

    And that’s before we get to NoA changing shit. I guarantee stuff like the Magypsies would not survive localization.

  • EroBotan

    travis is an SJW, a lost cause ^^

  • EroBotan

    pepe in glorious HD form but probably less than 30fps?

  • Sean Sharpe

    A lot of people read it as Lucas getting raped. I didn’t on my first playthrough, but on my second, I can certainly see how some people could. Either way, it’s something that all the Western Nintendo branches would want to clarify.

  • I’m going to take a guess and say that “age-restricted content” is referring to that Skyrim port we saw in the announcement trailer. In other words, any game Nintendo makes is still fair game when it comes to censorship and/or pandering to a younger demographic.

  • Eden

    Unfortunately, censorship has nothing to do with age. These game companies have been censoring because SJWs have been crying about sexual objectification among other things, so now these companies decide to pander to the SJWs by taking anything considered “problematic” out of the game.

  • Eden

    “age-restricted” begins with games that are rated “T” in America not just 18+. This could refer to any fighting game that has come out in the past couple years. So saying that Nintendo has some “age-restricted” games really only means that some games will be rated M but most will be rated T.

  • Eden

    Age restricted games aren’t always M rated, so at the end of the day we could just see something like Street Fighter V or Tekken 7 lol. But yeah, I think Skyrim is obviously one of the age restricted titles.

  • No Logic

    The 3ds had a game where you impregnate some eternal loli (she resumed her aging again but shes still like 12 physically) and SMT titles so there is hope. For the next 3ds that is.

  • No Logic

    Undertale is cancer

  • VLOCKUP

    I’m sorry, it is Nintendo of America/Treehouse, yes?

  • VLOCKUP

    You mean an autistic retard manchild knight?

  • Zanard Bell

    Say goodbye to swimsuit mods, Nintendo. Not that you’ll get it in the first place. :^) https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/44ac78a9805b0a9fcaeda711eec67c9a7688c7f859dc0c14cdba4730609e4973.jpg

  • AR7777

    Not to mention this is a next gen console, when the real ones come out switch will be in a worse position than the wiiu was in relation to ps4 xbone.
    It baffles me that nintendo fans say they are happy switch is strong enough to get ps4 multiplats, switch is the ps5 competitor and it doesn’t have a chance.
    Unless of course they plan on killing their console after 3 years again.

  • Loli de 42 Anos não leu SnK

    Yes. But that’s also because they made a huge marketing campaign for fates. When they tried to pull the same stunt with Tokyo Mirage Sessions that game crashed and burned since they alienates the core fanbase.
    Fire Emblem Fates sold well despite its censorship not due to it.

  • Loli de 42 Anos não leu SnK

    Yeah… Bayonetta was an odd case. I applauded Nintendo at the time thinking they were finally maturing but then came the slew of censorship in all kinds of games. From Fatal French to TMS.

  • John Smith.

    In todays PC climate, any game rated higher the E is subject to trigger warnings about restricted content… Don’t want to offend anyone eh Nintendo.
    I’m curious to see just how many new games VS how many remakes and ports of old games the Switch will launch with.

  • Dom The Elegy

    I’m not denying that, but that’s still how Nintendo will see it.
    After all the reason it took them this long to even consider a new Metroid was because the last game in the series which wasn’t even close to being a Metroid title sold like shit. They viewed that as “guess people don’t like that IP anymore”.

  • If you buy the Nintendo switch you will only have to blame yourself for a limited game library with heavy amounts of censorship. Just save up for a PS5.

  • The Clansman

    MOTHER 4, XENOBLADE 3, BAYONETTA 3, FATAL FRAME VI.

    Fuck me none of this is going to happen.

  • Leandro Teixeira

    Nintendo of Japan might try to attract a more mature market, however I don’t see this happening in the west, not only do they censor games they also think region lock is still a thing, so yeah, I really can’t see NoA or NoE doing the same as NoJ

  • Leandro Teixeira

    In their minds, it’s the game devs and such that have to raise their kids, their work ended when the kid was born

  • Travis Touchdown

    There isn’t going to be a PS5.

  • Travis Touchdown

    And? It’s amusing how people fail to acknowledge how much shit the fan translation had to change as well, because it’s an ordinary part of the process.

    I for one welcome a real localization.

  • Travis Touchdown

    Ahahaha. Oh, wow.

  • evilmajikman

    >”Age Restricted Content”
    >Treehouse

    This can’t end well.

  • totenglocke

    “Gamers”. Some SJW who plays Farmville is not a gamer.

  • TheOnceAndFutureKing

    Farmville? I think you mean Purple haired and dual gendered otherkin with mild depression Dating Simulator?

  • totenglocke

    There’s a difference?

  • Travis Touchdown

    Prove it.

  • Carl_Ed

    That happens, but just as often you find parents buying GTA or COD for little Timmy and not thinking for a moment about the fact he’s leaving a trail of blood.

    But yeah, a lot of parents just aren’t very good, and the ones who complain are trying to compensate for their own failings. It’s nothing to do with the rating system not doing its job properly.

  • -blank-

    Well some of it was unavoidable, due to differences between English and Japanese (like some names I think?). I feel those aren’t a big deal since the story is largely intact.

    That said? Yeah I agree, maybe I was too negative last post. Despite my worries I’d still like to see Mother 3 happen. For the two people out there who don’t know about it already, or people who want to support Itoi. Still, its a shame Itoi went on record saying there won’t be a new official Mother after 3

  • InkViper

    Yes I know, most of it just post Satoru Iwata death, and I don’t think that’s coincidental!

  • Bitterbear

    I wish I could say Using Google is hard but search engines as of late are making it very difficult to find anti-sjw stuff:

    http://archive.is/peu33

  • Zombie_Barioth

    That not thinking is exactly what I’m talking about.

    Which is funny, because usually they do so thinking “its just a game” or “my kid can handle it”, when its them that has the melt-down.

    I don’t think its a case of ratings not doing their job, rather people underestimate them. They don’t seem to equate them with their movie counterparts.

    Some of that “videogames are for kids” mentality may also have something to do with it.

  • alex9234

    Fake news. That tweet proves nothing. Nintendo did not supervise the localization, and he didn’t say that Nintendo changed anything. He is a PR spokesman, not somebody who actually developed the game. Funny how you automatically believe a PR spokesman but choose not to believe the actual developers, who admitted that Atlus handled the localization themselves, not Nintendo.

  • RHELSAGE

    Still waiting on a reason or dozen to care Ninty. I’ve made my list several times, and until I see proof of zero tolerance for censorship, bringing over adult titles, no region locking, shared device eshop based on accounts and not hardware, an eshop that works, expanded storage, online and local multiplayer support, online chat that isn’t friend code based, a working friends list, and server based multiplayer so some dude in South Africa on DSL to Sat uplink isn’t hosting my matches. If I don’t see this list, I’m not buying.

  • Bitterbear

    If he have talked in say, buzzwords or non-apologetic apologies? Yeah, I wouldn’t believe that. But a PR blunder that requires deletion? Oooh.. Colour me intrigued.

    Keep in mind that if NiSA would have done the localization, then yes, I would have believed that the whole censorship rests entirely on their backs. But this is Atlus, and Nintendo doesn’t leave luck to heaven.

  • Bitterbear

    I’m not holding my breath though. Between Sony and Nintendo of America going full SJW; I’m starting to see the Xbone as a more appealing option these days.

  • Novelist3

    This article explicitly stated that TreeHouse wasn’t involved in the localization and they had Atlus handle it…

    http://www.gamespot.com/articles/tokyo-mirage-sessions-fe-team-talks-atlus-localiza/1100-6441341/

  • I was always under the impression that the T rating was not restricted from people under the age bracket, since it’s largely considered to be Australia’s M equivalent, and those aren’t restricted.

  • Ankoku Tou

    Nice try, cunt. Ninty’s statement on the matter basically shifted blame on Atlus.

    “Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE was localized by Atlus in a way that is
    consistent with the localization work they do on games they publish. It
    was a priority to ensure the game feels familiar and appeals to longtime
    Atlus fans. Any changes made to the in-game content were due to varying
    requirements and regulations in the many different territories Nintendo
    distributes its products.”

    If it was supposedly consistent, why in the bloody hell was the plot point and dungeon theme involving the gravure idol industry removed? And mind you, Persona 4 was risque enough to include Rise’s dungeon that was filled with sexual undertones.

    Also note at the final sentence, the one involving changes that were made to please supposed regional req/regulations where Nintendo peddles its wares, which basically means “Oh, this risque plot point and dungeon is too complex for our Western manchild audience’ brains.” “Aversa’s tits? Too risque, let’s put some smoke on her like how we did with the curtain on Tharja’s ass”. “Hotspring DLC, hahaha no.”

    In the end, the Big N has the final say on what goes through, and in this case it’s NoA/E, because they deem dumb Americlaps and Europoors to be too fragile with all the bloody culture shock that is Japan’s idol industry, which in turn leaves those who don’t reside in said regions playing subpar, incomplete and butchered messes, because it’s the only English copy that is available to us.

  • darkgamer001

    I don’t think so. He’s just so blinded by Nintendo fanboyism that he’s willingly or unconsciously falling to that level in order to defend his beloved company.
    FFS man, people here aren’t even attacking Nintendo as a whole. They’re attacking one branch…NoA.
    If you can’t see how this branch is destroying trust amongst fans like myself who aren’t blinded by fanboyism, you’re only doing harm to the company you love.
    It’s like the parent who praises their kid whilst he flings his shit at other kids.

  • alex9234

    You do know Travis is a Trump supporter, right?

  • alex9234

    And? That last sentence still proves nothing. That could mean that Atlus made the changes themselves to comply with Nintendo’s requirements.

    http://www.gamespot.com/articles/tokyo-mirage-sessions-fe-team-talks-atlus-localiza/1100-6441341/

    “Nintendo tends to be very hands-on with the projects they help out with, but what drove the decision for Atlus to handle the localization and not Treehouse?

    Yamagami: The games that Atlus translates bring out the atmosphere of Atlus very well. The games that Nintendo translates bring out the atmosphere of Nintendo. With the text of this title, we wanted to bring out the atmosphere of the games that Atlus creates, as much as possible. That is why we asked Atlus to do the work of translating the text. The Development Team is convinced that fans in the English-speaking world will find the game full of expressions typical of Atlus games.”

    “In the end, the Big N has the final say on what goes through,” – Just like they did with Bravely Default and Second, right?

    “and in this case it’s NoA/E” – Its mostly NoE, because they are located in Germany which has strict laws regarding portrayal of minors, and are the closest to their Kyoto bosses in terms of development oversight. Sometimes laws in European countries like Germany can dictate what content comes out, even for American games.

  • alex9234

    “If it was supposedly consistent, why in the bloody hell was the plot
    point and dungeon theme involving the gravure idol industry removed? And mind you, Persona 4 was risque enough to include Rise’s dungeon that was filled with sexual undertones.” – That’s the thing though. Persona 4 and #FE are JAPANESE games. They were never intended for consumption outside of Japan. They were made for that culture alone. Both linguistically as well as graphically. When they release a game outside of Japan any changes made to it are for that market. Why is this so hard for you people to understand?

    When dialogue is changed, people complain about how it’s not a perfect match to the original Japanese dialogue (which would be impossible to do if you knew anything about Japanese as a language) while at the same time retaining a strict translation would make the games much harder to understand or get into for the average gamer outside of Japan.

    “which in turn leaves those who don’t reside in said regions playing subpar, incomplete and butchered messes” – Citation needed.

    “bloody culture shock that is Japan’s idol industry” – because nothing like that exists in the west except for beauty pageants (which are creepy enough as is). Japan’s age of consent is also 13. And since Japan’s age of consent is 13 it is seen as perfectly acceptable there to have what the U.S. and other European countries like Germany would consider underage (and illegal in the US) images of teenagers in bikinis running around.

    I can guarantee you that if the graphics and dialogue had not been altered #FE would never have been released here. Wanna make a bet on that? I’ll embarrass you badly.

    And what would be wrong with altering them in the first place? Again, these are JAPANESE games in the first place. If Nintendo wanted western audiences playing Japanese games they wouldn’t be making these changes. But they are, so obviously they don’t.

    “because they deem dumb Americlaps and Europoors to be too fragile” – Nope. They do it to maximize potential sales and profits. And that’s the real argument here: These are products FOR SALE. Nintendo has the right to alter their products in any way they feel necessary before selling them to the general public. Unless you’re buying several copies to make up for the potential sales decline when something ridiculous hits the news and ends up smearing Nintendo, then your argument is invalid.

    “and in this case it’s NoA/E” – NoE because they are based in Germany, which has strict laws regarding the portrayal of minors and are the closest to their Kyoto bosses in terms of development oversight. Sometimes laws in European countries like Germany dictates what content gets cut for the western releases of Japanese games.

    Release a game like #FE without proper localization in a strict Sharia law controlled country and see how well things would turn out.

    If you’re going to stand up against censorship then stand up against censorship. Standing up against censorship only when it affects you doesn’t work. It just shows how small and petty you are.

    “Nice try, cunt.”
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/96f25b5e5f52145566086bcd16858de95530665e29cb47d07e95a4bc9247e315.jpg

    See? I can be an asshole too!

  • EroBotan

    every censorship apologist is SJW

  • Ankoku Tou

    “Persona 4 and #FE are JAPANESE games”

    Reread my bloody point again. P4 had the risque sexual dungeon. TMS doesn’t, ergo, that isn’t consistent as Ninty claims to be.

    “When they release a game outside of Japan any changes made to it are for that market. Why is this so hard for you people to understand?”
    “They were made for that culture alone.”

    Implying gaijins can’t into anything JP related. By your argument, any sort of entertainment would only cater to only a form of culture, which is ludicrous to begin with.

    “Citation needed.”

    For one, I’m bloody Asian and the fact that most R3 games are just repackaged R1/R2 games means we get sloppy seconds over here. Our Asian 3DSes are region locked to US games. Take for example, Operation Abyss. Want a JP dub on the English R3 version. lolnope, get the JP R3 version instead, but I can’t moonrunes, shiet.

    “Japan’s age of consent is also 13.”

    I only mentioned the gravure idol thing as an example, I didn’t mentioned anything about age of consent here, so you’re going off way topic like your friend Cody.

    “Wanna make a bet on that?”
    ” If Nintendo wanted western audiences playing Japanese games they wouldn’t be making these changes.”

    You can’t make a bet on something that didn’t happen. Also I’m not a dickless Westerner.

    “Nintendo has the right to alter their products in any way they feel necessary before selling them to the general public.”

    So thanks for reinforcing my point that Ninty is pulling the strings rather than Atlus.

    “In this case it’s NoE because they are based in Germany”

    Citation needed. Also didn’t you say it was Atlus’ fault earlier? Nice twisting we have here. And your portrayal of minors argument doesn’t apply here. Rise, a idol who is a minor in P4 doesn’t get her plot point altered, yet TMS gets altered.

    P4G had a beach and also a hotspring skit in, TMS had its hotspring skit completely removed.

    So explain to me, why P4 didn’t get the axe in the EU or the USA for the matter, yet TMS does. And mind you the characters in both works share the same age, oh wait, 18 for the TMS cast, because why the fuck not, also redubbing the JP dub to fit the lolcowlization.

    “Release a game like #FE without proper localization in a strict Sharia law controlled country…”

    But we aren’t, are we? So stick to the bloody argument at hand.

    “If you’re going to stand up against censorship then stand up against censorship. Standing up against censorship only when it affects you
    doesn’t work. It just shows how small and petty you are.”

    So lemme get this straight, I shit on games with bad decisions like not including dual audio tracks or the altering of features just because I want to experience the same story, feel, plot and gameplay unfiltered and somehow I’m the one being small and petty, just because I’m arguing for more features and more choices rather than the lack of them?

    Or are you saying that just because it just so happens to be a game on a Nintendo platform.
    If you’re going to defend a company with shitty self censor and the censoring of fan stuff, then riddle me this, what was the justification on covering Tharja’s ass in the US version of FE:A or the smoke on Aversa’s tits in TMS? Go on, I’ll wait. If the answer is “It’s gross/lewd”, then you lot are no better than that slimy ass HOWAITO fat gaijin fuck that is Nich Maragos, who argued for the lack of JP games, citing that they’re problematic just because his racist and ignorant ass doesn’t understand a culture that is foreign to him. So go on, I’m expecting a logical answer to an illogical bombshell that was in these lolcowlizations.

    But hey, I digress, at least it’s better than one who keeps silence when it conveniently doesn’t affect them. You Westerners seem to forget that there’s an English speaking populace/countries/regions that aren’t the US/EU and that we have been putting up with these selections of lolcowlizations just because there isn’t an alternative.

  • Travis Touchdown

    >Zero tolerance of censorship

    The games aren’t being censored in a way that makes the games worse.

    >Bringing over adult titles

    Every big title from Nintendo got ported. The only thing I’m sorely missing are the HD version of Yakuza 1 & 2.

    >No region locking

    Not an issue.

    >Shared device based on accounts

    Not an issue.

    >An eshop that works

    Works? It’s easily the best store in the industry right now.

    >Expanded storage

    Plenty of storage. Nintendo consoles aren’t like Xbox or Playstation where you NEED all that space to install games.

    >Online and local multiplayer support

    They are already doing this.

    >Online chat that isn’t friend code based

    What?

    >A working friends list

    It does work

    >Random Zelda title

    Yeah, this list of ‘complaints’ is just plain sad.

  • alex9234

    And this is why I don’t engage online anymore. This. Right. Here.

    People like you who can’t see the forest for the trees. Okay, so I was wrong. Nintendo did supervise the Atlus localization. And I get it, you hate Nintendo. Whatever. No need to shove your hatred of Nintendo down my throat, because I don’t give a shit what you think about them. Hell, I even dislike some of the localization changes too, but at least I can understand why some of these changes are made. But what I don’t like is that you’re so absolutely sure that you’re right and that nobody can disagree with you or prove you wrong without it becoming a personal attack. You literally ignored at least three-quarters of what I said and rewrote the rest in your head to fit your narrative.

    I was going to explain to you, once again, why you were wrong, but I changed my mind because I decided it would be pointless because you’ll just ignore it, cherry-pick what you want, deride me for liking Nintendo (god forbid!), wrap the rest around this whole idea that if I’m not with you I’m against you, and guess what – I have better things to do than waste my time with you.

    The amount of emotional reaction in your last response shows that no discussion can be had here. You’re unwilling to, or unable to, for some reason.

    Learn to step back and disengage. You’ll be a lot happier, a lot less angry, and much better to engage with.

    Chao.

  • AR7777

    It’s console version footage

  • Loli de 42 Anos não leu SnK

    Yeah… somebody gotta introduce Nintendo to the Internet.

  • Dom The Elegy

    I would do that for free just to see their reactions.

  • I’m going to interject real quick with one point. Japan’s age of consent is really sixteen, and it’s used to protect sexual interactions between teenagers; a lot of people use the younger age of consent and throw it out to prove a “point” about Japan, but they’re very wrong and off. (And how media uses sexuality and underage characters/people, especially girls, is a different story; but we’re no different.)

  • Ankoku Tou

    “And this is why I don’t engage online anymore.”

    You could have just end it there and don’t bother with the reply. Ain’t my fault your arguments fell flat. I called your BS on Atlus handling the matter, you conveniently chose to be a victim to distance yourself from your initial statement, rather than addressing the points that I brought up.

    And again, I shit on anything that removes content, be it Ninty, Atlus, NISA or whatever, I’m advocating for more features, rather than the lack of them. Unlike you, who follows the boogeyman of “Foreigners can’t into X country’s games, dramas, music”. You greatly underestimate the penetration of media into a community that is foreign to said media.

    You just assumed that I exclusively shit on Ninty, because what? That I am not in agreement with the lolcowlization? In case you didn’t read the previous reply, I bought up Operation Abyss, a NISA published game and there’s more non-Ninty shitters on my shit list, if that pleases you. I’m not gonna guzzle down butchered pieces of shit just because some uncultured Westerner, who has low standards on what is a complete game, got his sensibilities offended by some culture shock. Or are you insinuating that just because I’m from a different region, I don’t matter. That’s rather discriminating, don’t cha think?

    “But what I don’t like is that you’re so absolutely sure that you’re right”
    “I was going to explain to you, once again, why you were wrong,”

    Pot meet kettle, kettle meet pot. Since when did I ever say I was right. You said it was all Atlus, I gave comparisons that it wasn’t consistent as someone would like you to believe.

    “You literally ignored at least three-quarters of what I said and rewrote the rest in your head to fit your narrative.”

    And you ignored the whole restricted to shitty imports/repackaged R1/2 games but I digress.

    So let me get this straight, Ninty’s statement on Atlus supposedly being consistent in localization is a fact, the DLC and chapter plot point which were removed and/or altered, which is also a fact.

    But when I bring up P4/G’s dungeon, beach and hotspring skit which weren’t removed from their respective releases, it’s dropped even though the characters’ ages are similar to that of the original TMS. So how is it that I supposedly rewritten these points into my favour if those were inconvenient facts to begin with, and again, who’s right in the matter, Ninty or Atlus, there’s a glaring contradiction and in no way is this consistent work by Atlus, especially in a game with an SMT/Persona-esque tie-in.

    And if you were really honest about the reply, again you would have addressed the points I brought up, rather than making it about “Oh, I found a dissenting comment! The horrors!” So who’s being small and petty now?

    If you don’t want a dissenting opinion/reply, you could always fuck right back to that obscure group VGFacts, where everyone circlejerks each other about Ninty dindu nuffin, posting about some random blogger who talked some reasonable shit about Ninty and banning opinions that aren’t the norm cuz the mod is also part of the collective hivemind. In fact, take Cody back with ya. All he does is muddle up the place with console warring and making grandiose claims about non-existent sequels and games on a system with a yet to be defined launch list, almost on the scale of his mortal enemy, Emily Rogers.

    If you want a reasonable reply, perhaps don’t start off sounding like a passive aggressive cunt, that or ignoring the statement which in its simplicity, ultimately dictates that Atlus was confined to Ninty’s marketing rules.

  • Sigma

    Switch will be region free

  • Has that been confirmed yet or is it still speculation at this juncture?

  • alex9234

    Well, I really didn’t want to waste my time with you again, but whatever, I will bite.

    “So let me get this straight, Ninty’s statement on Atlus supposedly being consistent in localization is a fact, the DLC and chapter plot point which were removed and/or altered, which is also a fact.” – Um, didn’t I just admit that Nintendo did some supervision in my previous response? Ok, I was wrong. But it doesn’t change the fact that Atlus did do the localization, not NoA. Just sayin.

    “posting about some random blogger who talked some reasonable shit about Ninty” – Like who? Sean Malstrom? Haedox? ReviewTechUSA? Angry Joe? Please. Most of these people do not like Nintendo (except Malstrom, but only the NES). Never have, never will. You seem to be under the assumption we are just thin-skinned about Nintendo being criticized. We have criticized Nintendo before, but we call these people out because their criticisms are unreasonable and stupid, and they can’t except that the entire world doesn’t revolve around them. Especially Malstrom.

    “But when I bring up P4/G’s dungeon, beach and hotspring skit which
    weren’t removed from their respective releases, it’s dropped even though the characters’ ages are similar to that of the original TMS.” – Huh, I thought I had a similar conversation with you some time ago about this. I believe you’re having a misconception that just because Atlus is getting away with releasing games with pretty much no content cut, that the same should also apply to Nintendo. Atlus has a very niche audience compared to the likes of Nintendo which is why they can get away with releasing explicit games in certain countries where they are protected by free speech and fair use laws regardless of their content. Nintendo, unfortunately, cannot, and and therefore, edits will happen based on the context of the situation. Even when Nintendo had gotten rid of their content guidelines from the 80s and 90s, these changes always happen in accordance to the publisher and the developers who agree with them on the changes since they want to see it find a larger audience outside of Japan. No localization company since the days of Working Designs and small niche game publishers makes changes against the will of the developers, or else they wouldn’t have approved of these changes at all. That goes for 8-4, Xseed, NoA and NISA who have all received the developers permission to make these changes. Sure, some changes may be unnecessary, but it can’t be helped. The Japanese rating system is different than the West’s and that’s why these changes happen.

    “And you ignored the whole restricted to shitty imports/repackaged R1/2 games but I digress.” – I ignored it because it made no sense. You are only upset because I ignored it, but guess what? Your. Logic. Makes. No. Sense. You literally posted something that was ass-backwards and I ignored it.

    “I’m not gonna guzzle down butchered pieces of shit just because some uncultured Westerner, who has low standards on what is a complete game, got his sensibilities offended by some culture shock. Or are you insinuating that just because I’m from a different region, I don’t matter. That’s rather discriminating, don’t cha think?” – BUAH, HAH, HAH, HAH, HAH! Since when did I say I was offended by what you call “culture shock”? And since when did I say that because you’re from a different region, you don’t matter? And I think it’s discriminating of you to say that I’m “some uncultured westerner”, don’t cha think? You get what Nintendo makes. Nothing more, nothing less. Wanting something else is fine and all, but you need to know how to express your desires in a more appropriate fashion.

    Yes, I’ll admit, I am disappointed about the changes that were made and how some content was cut. But I’m not acting like an infant because it was cut. However you, and everyone else lambasting Nintendo because you didn’t get what you want, are. If you really want this to stop, then go get yourself enough social and political power so that Nintendo and other companies can release games with no need to alter them.

    Again, I’m not happy about it either, but at least I can understand why these changes are made. I would prefer it if Nintendo and other companies could just release their games in other countries with no need to alter them. But that’s not the world we live in, unfortunately.

    You are free to continue calling me a cunt all you want. I wasn’t trolling you, and I wasn’t intending to anyway.

  • Sigma

    All but confirmed