Atlus finally announced the release date for Persona 5’s North American release today which is February 14, 2017. They also showed off two special editions and the game’s North American cover.
For the sake of my sanity, someone please come up with a rational explanation for this? I can understand some censorship in the past but this is a bit much.
Before I even read the explanation, I already figured it was because of the CERO and ESRB sizes. That was from my very brief stint in graphic design waaaay back in my early adulthood :)
I don't think it's censored, because there's nothing there to censor, I believe what the guy said, that's it's about making the artwork fit.
Thank you. I couldn't possibly believe anybody would go that far to censor.
Yup no need to get riled up over nothing. This isnt censorship at all as explained by the Atlus PR manager. Move along.
Read the article you dumby
You would know if you read the article. Why even come here and voice an opinion if you're only going to automatically assume ignorance. The title even leads you to think it might be something other than censorship, ffs.
Oh for God's sa... Is anyone seriously gonna b**** about stuff like this? There's even an explanation within the article, as if they needed to explain why they made their game cover however they pleased. Sounds like I'm overreacting? Yes, but that's because we'll eventually read ridiculous comments like "I'm not buying the American version because they censored that girl in the box cover"...
Everyone's sensitivities are turned on high these days that I believe many people will automatically assume its censorship without taking a breath first and thinking it through.
People despise any sort of censorship, which has been happening a lot lately. Also the explanation is weak. If you look at the non american version, the face is still being covered by the rating.
The feminazis might have made a huge deal about the tiny bit of cleavege, saying how misogynic the game is. So the devs are probably just covering their bases.
Maybe they did that so the rating logo wouldnt cover morganas face? Of course they could just minimize it...hopefully the game itself isnt censored at all Edit: Atlus tweeted saying what i just said
"Maybe they did that so the rating logo wouldnt cover morganas face?" I was literally just about to make that comment. I'm speechless, really. No, seriously. Some people just REALLY need to get a f***ing grip and stop being idiots...
I'm getting jp version anyway
I wish I knew Japanese I'd import everything.
Convenient censorship then? /s
wtf I don't see nipples in the original
Explanation seems justified. Not a big deal. But, then again everyone likes to cry so, pitchforks on the count of 3!
You know, I saw the response from John Hardin and don't EVEN act like anyone is wearing tin foil hats here. Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE had cleavage censored and even the hot springs scene taken out despite that the game is for a Teen audience. With the state of SJW and being PC here I wouldn't have even thought twice that this was a move to appeal to everyone's senses OTHER than the actual fans of these games that have zero issue with cleavage; but hey screw us, we'll buy it regardless so why not appeal to people who objectify to anything sexy and have no interest in buying the game, right? Anyways, with that being said I'm relieved it's just for the ESRB logo but know this, if there is censoring in this game we'll be the first to pull a stone cold stunner on you for the tinfoil hat remark.
That was on a Nintendo system. It's Nintendo. This happens there a LOT.
*reads article, opening with a Valentine's Day release next year in the West* *heart stops, left side goes numb* *has stroke* *dies* The explanation might be true, but I'm curious. How often in the past has art been adjusted to accommodate the rating? Must be a painfully uncommon occurrence.
Considering Persona games are pretty much a guaranteed M-rating from the get-go, and contain pretty adult themes ingrained right into them, seeing this be censored for the cleavage would be beyond shocking. I mean... one of the Personas, Mara, is literally a Penis with a mouth riding a chariot. I'd buy avoiding the face being covered over anything else tbh.
Accidental censorship then?
for once the english version has better colors than the japanese version and it's alright if the sensor the cover i dont mind but the better keep there hands off the in game content
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