Friday, May 22, 2015

10 MORE Boobs and Butts Censored for Your Sanity

Censorship is still going strong in the world of gaming. Today I have gathered up ten more examples of game covers that were censored when they were brought to America from Japan. As was the case before, all of these images were censored for being "too racy" or "inappropriate" for Americans.

It's been a year since I posted the last feature on this subject called 20 Boobs and Butts Censored for Your Sanity. It has been one of the most popular features on my site, so I thought it might be time to take a look at some of the games that have been released since then and see if any of them were altered, too. In doing so, I also discovered a few that I missed before.

So hold on tight, America! Your sanity is going to be put to the ultimate test when you see these unaltered images of drawn boobs and butts! Unless you're not from America, and in that case take a look at what is deemed too sexy for us.

Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess

Where to begin with this one...? Both characters are heavily altered. The girl on the left is now wearing white pants. Her breasts are also covered up quite a bit more than they are in the Japanese version. She is also now wearing some blue shorts over her white pants which are covering up the inner thigh area.

The girl in red is wearing a more concealing outfit than she is in the Japanese original. You can see her breasts and ribs are covered up completely. Additionally, this new alteration also goes down to her butt, covering up a bit of it and her thigh. Also, she appears to be wearing white pants like the other girl now and there is a tuft of what appears to be fur coming out of the top of her boot covering up even more of her leg.

To be fair, the image says that this box art isn't final, but I can't see them making all these alterations and then not using them. In fact, there might be even more alterations by the time the artwork is finalized!

Demon Gaze

In the American version, the busty girl on the right in the yellow top is no longer wearing an itty bitty bikini top. Instead, she has fallen victim of America's fear of side boob and has covered up! Side boob and underboob are pretty much guaranteed to get censored in American box arts.

Dungeon Travelers 2: The Royal Library & the Monster Seal

The Japanese version barely covers up an upskirt shot with the memory card information, but the American one zooms up and shifts the art down a bit to omit it completely. Close call, America!

Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-

The girl on the far left has had her boobs covered up by not one, but two different clothing alterations! No longer is she showing off her cleavage. Instead, the American version adds a thick white band above the white section and fills in most of the remaining cleavage with a red top.

House of the Dead Overkill: Extended Cut

Apparently we don't want so much cleavage in our zombie killing games, so Sega decided that even though it's rated M, it still needs some censorship on those boobs. Not only did they add a bit of a white top peeking out, but they also added two more buttons to her vest, ensuring that no one could possibly be offended by cleavage on the cover of your mature rated vulgar reanimated corpse killing game. Way to go!

Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart

At this point I just decided to start taking a look at the Hyperdimension games that have been released lately, so here are three in a row.

The logo is shifted up revealing her exposed thighs (which is usually something that gets censored) but the area which is showing off most of her breasts has been covered up with a black band. To be fair, the original unaltered art is featured inside the game as reversible cover art.

Hyperdimension Re;Birth3: V Generation

Not completely sure this is the final art for this game or a placeholder, but if it is final, it's not as drastic of a censor as it has been on some of the other Hyperdimension games. It's an odd choice for a cover alteration which makes me think it's not the final one, but I'm going to include it anyway. The only real change I see between them is that the American one has the characters darkened in the background so they're more difficult to see. They don't pop as much as the ones on the Japanese original.

Update! (06/30/15)

Well, the original art I saw for the game ended up not being the final art. However! After buying the game today and looking at it closely for other censorship, I did discover that the American art is censored after all! Take a look at the girl on the left. Her right breast has been altered a bit between the releases. The American cover has her covered up a bit more than the Japanese version.

Hyperdimension Neptunia U: Action Unleashed

Again, this is an example of a Hyperdimension game using the logo to obscure boobs and/or butts. I'm actually surprised they didn't edit out the bottom of her butt showing between her legs. This technique was also seen on Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory for PlayStation 3. It was even done on the same character, too! Must be something about those boobs they don't want Americans to see.

Muramasa Rebirth

The girl in the red has had a bit of fabric added to her outfit to obscure her exposed hip in the American release. Alterations like these are so pointless. Let me rephrase that. Alterations like all of these are so pointless. This one is pretty dumb, though.

Operation Abyss: Tokyo New Legacy

The placement of the logo obscures the girl on the left who is actually rather busty. It also covers up the exposed thighs of the girl on the right. This one is a admittedly a bit of a stretch, but I needed ten of these!

And that's all I've got for now! Maybe next year I'll have enough to do a third feature. As was the case last time, let me know in the comments if you know of any more cases that weren't covered here or here of box art that was too sexy for American eyes! Thanks for reading!

Bonus!

I haven't seen the American box art to this yet, but I bet this gets censored when it's released here. There's a sideboob over there, which we all know is too sexy for American audiences. Time will tell!

Update! (06/30/15)

Well! Looks like I called that one!