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Super Smash Bros. 3DS: Tharja removed to avoid higher age rating?

Apparently, Super Smash Bros. for 3DS' character trophy of Tharja (from Fire Emblem: Awakening) was removed from the game by Nintendo to avoid a higher age rating due to her revealing/suggestive attire.

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Zodiac1162d ago

I doubt it. One of Zero Suit Samus' outfit options isn't exactly E rated.

DesertFoxJr1162d ago

True, however it's interesting that there's no evidence of her trophy in any version of the game. Maybe Nintendo was just like, "Fuggit, take it out."

user55757081161d ago

guess they didn't think to just give her a different outfit?

izumo_lee1162d ago

Really Nintendo?! If this is true this is one of the reasons why i don't take Nintendo seriously anymore. It's a freaking bathing suit! Not some skimpy lingerie or semi nudity.

Kids these days are a lot more use to these kind of images & violence. So get with the times Nintendo & grow up a bit.

Also the age rating really doesn't matter, if parents lets their kids go out and get GTA5 or COD.

DesertFoxJr1162d ago

The most violent game I've ever played on a Nintendo console (Wii) was Madworld. That game was awesome, but garnered its own share of controversy as well.

Scatpants1161d ago

I've always played and watched whatever I want and I am fine. I think exposing your children to television commercials is more damaging than exposing them to mature games.

NintendoSonyfan1161d ago

If it was taken out it was not because Nintendo thought it was too vulgar, it is because the ESRB thought it was and Nintendo said OK we'll remove it. Why would you not take them seriously for removing something so the game can be marketed to a larger audience? Would you take them seriously if they said "Let's add a ton of semi-nudity and other things just so we can get that 'M' rating?
It's not about Nintendo getting with the times, it's about Nintendo sticking to their values and not being controversial just for the sake of controversy.

R00bot1161d ago

But she's hothothot.
Sigh, I guess it's fine if they want to cater to a younger audience. Had this been a super violent game or something with a high age rating I would have questioned this decision.