PS3 vs Xbox 360 X-Blades Pantsu Censorship


The cover art (it’s not clear about the actual content) for the Japanese console versions of X-Blades, which happen to be getting voice work by famed seiyuu Rie Kugimiya, differs rather less than subtly between versions.


Why all these differences are felt necessary is perhaps best left for you to consider…

Via Chirashi no Ura.

In case you were wondering, and perhaps mocking the PS3, the version for western markets is even less stimulating:


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    Comment by Anonymous
    14:00 28/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    she has a nice ass i wish her pussy was showing too

    Comment by mysterious guy
    01:15 05/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    xbox 360 version ftw!!

    Comment by ILynx
    02:32 02/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    That pants will ruin game story.

    Comment by Riful
    16:23 01/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The only way I would play this game is if they allowed the japanese audio because the english version makes the main character sound like a valley girl.

    Comment by Svinto
    20:49 01/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ppl should know that this game is made in Russia, by the Russian studio Gaijin Entertainment. It's original name was Oniblade and has already had a PC release.

    Therefore, the original voices are Russian. You can see this by noticing the lip-sync with the Russian trailer.

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    Comment by t//B
    10:34 02/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's made in russia, but the Japanese dub is done by TEH RIE.

    Which makes it at least 20 times moar superior than the original dub.

    Comment by Svinto
    18:19 02/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't know. If I see lipsync that doesn't match the dub I think it's really frustrating.

    But I will try to find a japanese trailer and see how it sounds.

    Comment by Svinto
    20:52 01/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    And yes, the original Russian voices will be available in the english version.

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    Comment by Halconnen
    14:36 01/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Omg. Cover censoring of doom.

    I played the game at last year's Games Convention in Germany. Nice, but too short.

    Back then, they had posters with the original cover everywhere. I have one. Nobody said anything about it being changed for the western version. Aw~

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:19 20/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Just think, dude, they're gonna change the game to match the cover. T_T

    Comment by Void
    00:34 02/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    On the western Ps3/360 covers, she looks like she's holding in a fart or something. Do not like!

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:38 12/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I just glad that the EU xbox360 cover is the same as the japanese cover. cuz its so damn sexy.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:43 25/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    in the u.k. at least both the covers are the same as the japanese 360 cover....

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:33 06/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I am lolling that... for once, Japanese people are more concerned about lewdness than Americans are.

    That almost never happens.

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    Comment by Kyo
    16:39 30/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't think it matters that the Western version of that game doesn't have the pantsu (as sad as it may be).
    It was a pretty mediocre game. If it were more eroge in nature, I think it would've made it just a little better, though not by much...

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    Comment by Tw@ Lecher
    10:35 23/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Where do all these uptight S.O.B's get off censoring anything in this world. If ya don't wanna see it then don't look at it! Frankly I love all those little extras, I might of payed more attention to the game if it showed that on the cover but alas I saw the censored cover and kept browsing through other titles at the store.(I know, I know don't just a book by its cover but when its behind glass, its different...)

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    Comment by taishi tetora
    12:40 01/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    LOL. . .

    the X360 ver is no-pants ROFLMAO

    Comment by rincewind
    21:17 03/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0) pants? Was Gonzo involved? =P

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:09 01/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    All covers look pretty shitty actually.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:15 20/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Better than the new Pokemon Rescue Team crap. Little children can hardly stand it.

    Comment by Senrai
    01:08 01/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    i want TEH RIE on my EU version too...(and the 360 cover)

    M$ buys everything...Sony will really fall this way...

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    Comment by paul
    01:16 01/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    the jap covers has a loli, the american cover has something that looks it was from ps1 and the pc version is the only one that has a decent cover

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    Comment by Jin Stevens
    01:28 01/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think the covers speak volumes what Ubisoft thinks of their respective audiences. Xbox = prudes, PS3 = perverts, Westerns = no taste :P

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:17 20/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Anon plays "O RLY?!?!?!"!
    Jin Stevens is tapped and cannot succeed at life!

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    Comment by Icy-nee-san
    00:56 01/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    PS3 is a sinking orb and the 360 is the Earth Alliance (or something like that) either way im sticking to the PC, it can never go wrong lol

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    Comment by tingle
    00:52 01/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Console wars are over, Wii wins them all. 360 has the moral victory due to high quality games
    PS3 won the Blu Ray thing but no one cars cause they came in dead last in sales and games.

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    Comment by Kyorisu
    00:59 01/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well clearly somebody cares or they'd have sold no units. I have a Wii and PS3. The Wii is awesome for the kids and the PS3 is awesome because of the shear amount of things it can do as opposed to the Wii/360 which are just game machines.

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    Comment by Geerie
    02:02 01/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    but i have all three and my library for the 360 is much larger than i have for the the ps3. as the much more it can do? you mean like the video rentals? the one that the 360 has much more in? but honestly why pay for netflix when you can just torrent for free? and home is boring as fuck and filled with a bunch 12yos. or did you mean little big planet? the wii beats it in kids games sorry.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:56 19/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Anonymous tries to play a BluRay disc in his 360...
    Anonymous Phails...

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:14 20/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Anon draws one card.
    Anon plays "Fail@Life"!

    Kyorisu Fails At Life!

    Anon Wins!

    Comment by i386
    00:02 01/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is getting seriously annoying.
    How far is MS ready to go in japan, eroge on 360?
    And what is Sony doing to counterattack?
    Kutaragi was nuts but at least Playstation meant something back then.
    Now with all these exclusives and better treatment for multiplatform games, ms is grabbing market shares slowly but surely *pukes*.
    Can anyone tell me what the fuck happened to Japanese protectionism btw?

    I seriously can't wait for square to launch their hardware and screw the yankees very deep; it'll come eventually. (with some help from nintendo or sony i guess..).

    In the meantime it's a freaking pain to see the current neverending attacks by MS on the japanese market :cries:

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:07 01/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The day the 360 goes eroge is the day I'll buy a 360. Otherwise, I stick to my PC

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    Comment by EroKero
    02:21 01/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Caution, racist fanboy fallout approaching. Flee from the wheabo!

    Plus, Sony shot themselves in the foot by not advertising the first realy great game, Valkyria Chronicles. Don't blame M$(gotta keep up with the duesch baggyness), blame Sony.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:05 20/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sony hogs all the fucking good games and dumbs it down. *snickers* The Developers made KHII so that you can upskirt Kairi near the end-of-game with the camera.

    Comment by Dynasty
    01:36 01/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's just fucking pantsu, you ignorant douchebag.

    Comment by rincewind
    21:13 03/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    JUST a pantsu...!? Those words cant be togheter except for "You cant see just one pantsu".

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:35 01/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Unless you're an investor, I don't see why you'd need to care about any of the companies. qq moar fanboy

    Also, the game doesn't even look that good. Try some AAA titles, raise your standards. There are plenty on both systems, both exclusive and multiplatform.

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    Comment by Artefact

    I've said elsewhere that a Sony which is not in a position to launch a competitive PS4 would leave the (gamer) console market without any competition for MS, which is hardly likely to encourage competitive pricing and innovation.

    Who else would step in to challenge them?

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:40 01/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Or, more to the heart of the matter, is Nintendo even capable of such a feat?

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:08 20/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Only secretly, as so far no worthy developer with the balls to change things wants to make a Wii Game.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:31 01/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You couldn't have said it any better.

    This is what PC gamers have enjoyed, competitive pricing on hardwares. ATI and nVidia have been one-upping one another that prices of cards have fallen so good that I could actually afford a HD 4850 now.

    I'll wait a few years of one-upping from Sony and M$ before I get one of the next-gen consoles. Till then, I'll wait for PC ports.

    At least, when I get my console, I'll have a great library of games to choose from, like I did with the PS2.

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    Comment by Zelgadis4tw
    10:56 01/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah who indeed will challenge M$ for high graphic+hardcore games? Not to mention graphic/adult content. So far Nintendo seems content with family friendly titles, which is all well and good I suppose, but...even if they step up in the next gen...would they be taken seriously?

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    Comment by Geerie
    09:27 01/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    with the ps3 and its advanced hardware all i can think of is the dreamcast and how everybody said it was ahead of the times. im having the same arguements with ps3 fanboys as i did with sega fanboys some of them are even the same people. if sony ends up like them then the gaming market is doomed. microsoft would take over and just start producing shitty games and everyone would buy them because theyre sheep its pretty sad when you think about it. it will be the gaming market crash of the 80s all over again.

    Comment by i386
    04:02 01/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    So the consensus is i'm a fanboy.
    I expected more from peeps on this site; oh well.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:44 02/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You act as though Microsoft/Xbox360 never does anything decent. I guess you've never played Fable 2. Oh wait, you're a weaboo, you probably shun western RPG's like the fucking plague.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:16 14/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    God damn, do I wish people would learn to spell weeaboo.

    Do you go around telling people to "fuque" themselves? No. You don't.


    Comment by Anonymous
    10:06 20/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Fucking 4Chan DROPOUTS only know what GTFO means.

    Comment by i386
    05:44 01/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Dunno, I expected comprehension, support.

    What western companies? we're talking about MS and their endless funds here, it's not like ubisoft or any other developer is in a position to pose any threat to jpn developers, in JAPAN.

    My rant is about Japan buying those western products due to the lack of reaction on Sony's end.
    I do blame Sony more than anything here.

    For starters, every game from the major jpn 3rd parties should have AT LEAST been multiplatform, if not exclusives for PS3.(thinking about vesperia, so4, IU, LR & Dead Rising that started it all)

    Then you've got Atlus that keeps releasing their flagship series on PS2, that certainly doesn't help.

    What does Sony do about it, absolutely nothing. (except securing versus 13, if there's any truth to that at all)

    But in the end, what can Sony do against an opponent with endless funds?

    Btw Japan wouldn't have needed to move in on the western market, since it created it in the first place.

    Thank god Nintendo is on top, though, that's mildly reassuring.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:51 01/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Like what? You posted a rant about how Western companies shouldn't move into Japan's market. I guess Japan shouldn't move in on ours either? Goodbye Nintendo, Sony, etc.

    If you want to blame anyone, then blame the consumers. If they cared as much as you do about preserving their GLORIOUS NIPPON VIDEO GAME MARKET then they wouldn't buy Microsoft's products.

    Comment by CGrascal
    02:56 01/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wow! Fanboy much?

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:58 31/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Man the western version covers are ugly.

    Comment by yangth
    02:28 02/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Just buy the western version, and buy a Japanese version, and swap cases :3

    Comment by TerrawindX2
    17:00 02/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Content is going to be screwed up to pass censorship laws in the US.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:09 16/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ummmm... it's a US-developed game.
    So why is content developed for the US first and foremast going to get screwed up by international release?
    That's an especially odd stance to take in an article about one of the JAPANESE releases getting (mildly) censored.

    Besides, most of the censorship lately has been on Japan's releases, not our's.
    In related news, the NES has recently fallen from it's dominating 95% market share.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:03 20/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, shit's obviously fucked, I say we get some quality developers, scripters, artists, y'know, make a game SO FUCKING AWESOME that removing any damn bit of would fuck the thing up entirely. Show those muthafuckas who's boss.

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