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Left 4 Dead 2 Image Edited For Japan

When Valve's zombie shooter Left 4 Dead was originally released in Japan, it was released with edited box art. The iconic hand was too gruesome and needed more flesh.

Left 4 Dead 2 is coming to to Japan November 19 and once again the game's original cover art appears to be altered. Due to cultural issues like yakuza gangsters ceremoniously cutting off fingers to apologize, Japan is sensitive to things like missing fingers.

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DelbertGrady3788d ago (Edited 3788d ago )

A pre-teen school girl being gang raped by a bunch of elderly zombies with demon c0cks would be ok. But cut-off fingers? No way!!

It's those "cultural issues" lol

HarukoHex3788d ago

they don't have it on the cover of the box. T_T

the point is you keep your private life private, and your public/work life, exactly that.

so they sensor things in public...big woop.

personally I wish they would. Be less trashy music on the radio and horrible tv shows cluttering up the good stuff.

GameGambits3787d ago

Severed zombie hands = bad.

Rape in games, cartoons, and w/e else we can squeeze it into = Okay.

Kidding aside though Japan and the USA really do differ on what is alright in and what isn't for media.

no_more_trolling3787d ago

you took the word right out of my mouth

wxer3787d ago

"Left 4 Dead 2 Image Edited For Japan"

im sure the 3 or 4 ppl that have a 360 in Japan don't care any more
cus im sure that there 360's is collecting dust

cus they all got PS3's

ReservoirDog3163787d ago

"Due to cultural issues like yakuza gangsters ceremoniously cutting off fingers to apologize, Japan is sensitive to things like missing fingers."

Hmm, learn something new everyday.

cyberwaffles3787d ago

i think there were similar issues with oddworld abe's odyssey back on the psone. the mudokons had like a missing finger and the japanese found it offensive so oddworld inhabitants had to remove the missing fingers.

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