Now that the long-awaited Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection is finally out – Capcom has already rolled out updates for the release.
While most game updates fix bugs or add new content, this update adds an “insensitive content” warning that now shows before the game.
“Capcom values diversity and inclusivity within its games and its community,” the message begins.
“Please be aware the games in this collection may contain some cases of insensitive cultural depictions that are presented as originally created to preserve their authenticity.”
The Japanese message, however, is much different and mentions nothing about “diversity” and “inclusivity” that western Capcom translators posted.
“We respected the originality of the work so we used the expressions from the game when we originally created it,” the Japanese message reads.
With any of these “insensitive content” warnings slapped on old media being re-released, specific examples aren’t given likely to avoid further outrage.
However, fans were quick to point out it’s probably for content like the “Whiskey Rapper” that speaks in pure ebonics:
The above NPC goes through a hilariously bad rapping segment and even says things like “I pray every morning to my God and the chicken he provides.”
There’s some other examples of flavorful NPC speech from the games like this classy line “Women. Can’t live with ’em, can’t live without ’em, right?”
Since the original translation remains intact, there are other remnants – typo or not – like “What a polite young man she was!” that are also sparking outrage from users on places like Twitter and Resetera.
In case you missed it, read our thorough review on the Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection – its worth your time but somewhat lacking as a collection.
Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection just launched on April 14th across Windows PC (via Steam in Vol. 1 and Vol. 2), Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation 4.