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The Outerhaven writes: The Stellar Blade demo is out right now and it has a little bit of everything to show off in the game. Boss fights, exploration, and combat is showcased well.

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EA Japan Exec Criticises Japanese Ratings Board

An executive of Electronic Arts Japan has criticised the Japanese video game ratings board for allowing upcoming action game Stellar Blade to be released uncensored while EA's own Dead Space was banned in the country.

CrimsonWing6917h ago

He’s got a point. If a game is M-Rated, which is the equivalent of an R rating, I don’t get why you need to censor anything. The rating is the indicator of the content and the age appropriate. If it’s appropriate for adults… why treat them like children? 🤷‍♂️

Eonjay10h ago(Edited 9h ago)

This is about gore... not about anything sexual. And specifically I think it is about the realistic depiction of gore. Unfortunately I don't know the nuance of the CERO board or how it is relevant their specific culture (as a prohibition on gore may transcend age) so I hesitate to make a statement. Can anyone else provide insight to what kind of gore is considered unacceptable?

CrimsonWing699h ago(Edited 9h ago)

Yea, I know this is about gore, but thanks for pointing that out.

My point still stands, if a game is essentially rated for a mature audience then why censor for them as if they’re too young to view it? Makes no sense.

To answer your question: Decapitation, dismemberment, like… anything gore. They have been censoring that since CERO was established. Look up RE4 chainsaw decapitation or any MK games that made it there.

Cacabunga7h ago

EA Japan? Wtf never heard of that

ZwVw5h ago

Yet, the Oneechanbara series (y'know, the game with half-naked samurai females slicing up zombies to bloody pieces) get released in Japan uncensored.

The CERO ratings board is an equilibrium.

gold_drake9h ago

definitely has a point.

but .. its japan. are we really surprised?

VersusDMC8h ago

I don't know if the EA executive is going off the one close up of an arm being cut off in the demo. Maybe it's uncensored because it's the arm of a cyborg or it doesn't happen that often (didn’t see EVE dismemberment when killed in the demo) .

In the states there's a certain amount of swear words allowed to a PG13 movie before it is deemed R. So maybe it's the same in Japan for gore?

Eonjay6h ago

Yes I think you may be on to something. The violence is gory but I wouldn't call it gruesome.

Retroman6h ago

Ea Japan please make Knack 3
in the future

Eonjay5h ago(Edited 5h ago)

Does EA Japan actually make games at all? Or are they just a regional publisher?


Stellar Blade will have the same uncensored version in all countries

Shift Up! has officially confirmed that Stellar Blade will be uncensored in every country. This follows weeks of controversy around the main character.

Eonjay1d 13h ago

I haven't actually seen anything the needs to be censored.

CrimsonWing691d 12h ago

I mean, things like cleavage, sexy outfits, jiggle physics, and even gore have been censored. For the west they dramatically cut down on the suggestive themes and titillation. The game is surprisingly gory, which Japan heavily censors.

Psychonaut851d 10h ago

True, but they censored Trish’s buttcrack in Devil May Cry 5, so they’re weird about shit sometimes.

jznrpg1d 11h ago

There should be no censor in M rated games. That’s why it’s rated M.

RonnySins1d 9h ago

As it should be! Day 1 for me!

DivineHand1251d 9h ago

Now I am forced to support it for good behavior.

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Games To Keep You Satisfied Until Stellar Blade

CGMagazine has put together a list of games to keep you satisfied while you wait for Stellar Blade's release!

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jznrpg1d 10h ago (Edited 1d 10h ago )

Anything you want to play. I know I don’t have a shortage of games to play. Playing Unicorn Overlord which is really damn good and also Helldivers 2 when I feel like blowing up stuff (a few missions a day at least)

I personally don’t like playing the same type of game before a similar game coming out soon(JRPGS I do play before others sometimes as the setting and stories can be very different) . I try to mix it up a bit.

Bathyj1d 8h ago

I want to play this. But I think I'll buy it and it will sit on the shelf. I just can't put Helldivers down.