The recently arrived Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water has (somewhat unexpectedly) been subjected to an excessive abundance of censorship, after many believed the skimpy DLC costumes would be the only victims – unfortunately, according to Nintendo, the mere sight of a girl in a bikini is all too hazardous to the M-rated game’s impressionable western audience…

A video courtesy of a French player, depicting the difference between the Japanese and European versions of the game:

Considering the appearance of Miu in her bikini is part of her job as an idol and not just gratuitous service causes this bizarre alteration to make even less sense…

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    Avatar of aoitoriko
    Comment by aoitoriko
    03:27 23/10/2015 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    Should have left the Fatal Frame franchise on Playstation.
    Nintendo's probably afraid of upsetting French Muslim
    fanatics who will then declare a fatwah on Mario, Zelda and the rest of their roster. I'm surprised she isn't dressed in a burhka.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:35 23/10/2015 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Indeed. Sony's not perfect but I do like their no fucks given approach to censorship.

    Comment by WEL
    07:13 23/10/2015 # ! Good (+0.6)

    they did censor that God of War III trophy "Bros Before Hoes".

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:22 23/10/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Well here is the rub in the U.S. it would still be a dodgy issue to have "underaged girls" meaning less than 18 years old being "sexed up" so Sony would run into the same issue. I remember when DOA for came out some of the characters had to be aged up.

    People get into lots of trouble if the comment on the "hotness" of a teenager here in the states

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:55 23/10/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Yeah they did that in bravely default. In the jap version the mc was 15 in the US/Euro version she's 18

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:04 23/10/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    bullshit when crap like dance moms exists

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:41 23/10/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    But the better and sexier version is on XBOX
    Zero 2, Akaichou has also sado outfits in that one

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:41 23/10/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    If they keep this kind of nonsense up, they'll end up like Sega.

    And I'm perfectly ok with that. Now you can get their oldies in Steam, and they are making quite some decent games now that they no longer focus on hardware.

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    Comment by Aurelie
    11:40 23/10/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    It's Western feminists making a big deal out of this, not muslims.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:16 23/10/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    It's SJWs.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:08 25/10/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    SJWs = feminists.

    inb4 "no true scotsman"

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:03 26/10/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Muslims, feminists, whatever. People with irrational beliefs trying to push their bullshit on others is why we can't have nice things.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:40 23/10/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    It wouldn't have stayed a franchise if it wasn't for Nintendo, KT were going to drop it because it didn't make the dough. I admit this sucks, and the localisation in general is kinda meh, but I'm happier for this game to be censored than never exist.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:40 23/10/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wait, she isn't in a burka, fatwah incoming!

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:54 24/10/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    ...Nintendo just needs to die already...that and all forms of censorship. I blame Christianity for all the bullshit censorship in America. If we don't believe in magic, pagan gods, and eclipses signifying the end of the world, the why do we believe in something equally as stupid but far less fun? The main point is that most sex/nudity related censorship laws (and polygamy laws) exist because of what the church says is "immoral". The most ironic part being this country being founded on separation of church and state...among other things, but whatever.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:11 09/12/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lol most people opposed to sex in games are atheist SJWs. They're like you, with your own change the world bullsh-t attitude, just they don't fap to game girlz.

    You're more likely to see censorship of games like DOA/Fatal Frame in atheist Sweden than Catholic Italy. Get that.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:25 23/10/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    No censorship, censorship is ugly and unnatural

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:58 23/10/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    I assumed it was done to avoid incurring unwanted aggression from militant feminists which the west seems to have a serious problem with remember what happened with the scientist who landed a device on that comet remember his shirt?

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:07 23/10/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Just wanted to say "Worse than Feared" for me is doing what 4Kids did to One Piece when they totally removed cleavage and breasts

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:01 23/10/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    and Sanji's so hardcore he smokes lollipops. :)

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:13 23/10/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    OK guys, let's understand something very carefully: the censorship laws in America is actually LESS strict compared to the EU, because as we all know, the EU (yeah, that's right, all of them European countries) actually censors more crap than the US, and in actuality, there's more sexualism in American shows than in European shows. TRUTH. An outside example is if you've ever watched something violent that is an American show, there'd actually be some censorship to that same show if it airs in Europe. (bad example: try the WWE... yeah, wrestling. it's actually more censored according to European friends I know.)

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:41 23/10/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Bikini costumes and a photo shoot would not have any issues in either US or the EU. This is purely self-censoring on Nintendo's part.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:58 23/10/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Spaniard here. I can tell you we had enough censorship with Franco for millenia to come. Our laws are truly lax with violence, improper language and sex in the media. Basically the censorship is for the timeslot it can be aired (on TV) or recommended age (for sale purposes), anything else is always selfcensoring from the creator or distribution company.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:01 23/10/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I'm from the Netherlands. And i can not agree with that statement, however i ca say that Both US,Germany and the UK ruin it for the rest of EU. because publishes don't care.

    There have been special censored versions for the UK and Germany apart from the EU.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:45 23/10/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    What are you talking about? the UK has fuck all censorship. Have you not seen our media and magazines? There's literally tits every where. Germany and Australia are the ones with the strict censorship laws. We give no fucks here

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:44 23/10/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Are you high? Have you ever been to a German store or seen German TV?

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:25 23/10/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    I love how Germany demands that the Nazis be censored out in Wolfeinstein games. It's not like Nazis didn't happen.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:30 23/10/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Ok....so...is this game still scary?

    As per censorship - let the buyers decide! Put a parental lock or something and have them switch "modes". I'm sure they'll toggle them to "unsafe" if they're sure the kiddies are all in their sacks!

    A game has to be enjoyed in the way that it's meant to be!

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:21 23/10/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    The retards calling themselves "parents" can't even figure out how to set their oven clocks, muchless enable "parental controls".

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:43 24/10/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    I remember old PC games sold with a physical key to unlock the uncensored versions during play. They could do something similar if they really wanted.
    That way the game the parents pirate for their kids would be censored and people who buy it and want to, could uncensor them.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:10 23/10/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Enjoy your no-sales Nintendo, that's exactly what you need right now.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:01 23/10/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Nintendo needs to become 3rd party themselves so they can learn why third parties avoid them.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:01 25/10/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    YES!! For the love of Hades can this fucking happen, please?!?! I'm fucking sick of their shit.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:43 23/10/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    How is this even possible? The game has an 18 rating in the United Kingdom, it's exclusive to GAME and for £50 I wouldn't expect this.

    But yeah, the age rating, 18. Why the censorship? Even softcore porn shows boobs at 18.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:34 23/10/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Nintendo of Japan to Tecmo-Koei- Bikini and Underwater cool whatever we don't care

    Nintendo of America - OH NO TOO MUCH SKIN! But on this skin tight body suit that shows the ass even more

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:43 23/10/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    ^I mean "underwear" not Underwater

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    Comment by Ifr22k
    16:40 23/10/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah, Zero Suit Samus is more sexualized, it's really odd of them.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:28 31/10/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Skin and boobs have to be censored at all cost.

    But with the bootie they can do whatever they want.

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    Comment by John Hayabusa
    04:24 23/10/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Well that is really disappointing. Then again, inb4 Nintendo releases an uncensored patch DLC costing $60.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:51 23/10/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    This Sankaku article is misleading. It's blaming American censorship, when the video itself says it's European censorship.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:45 24/10/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's the same censorship. They are to lazy to make 2 versions. Just like NISA.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:23 24/10/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Does Nintendo not watch US TV? They have tits all over the place and Europe can get even more liberal with titties. I think this is far more Nintendo overreacting. I dont get why they do this unless they trying to market the game to kids.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:19 23/10/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    haha~ and just the other week nintendrones were bragging about how if it wasn't for Nintendo this game wouldn't exist, etc

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:29 23/10/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    >demonizing female body
    In my country we call it gay propaganda.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:43 24/10/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    It basically is gay propaganda, because if it were floppy cocks fanserice or something, I guarantee that you wouldn't hear one peep about it from the sjws and feminazis. The only reason the haters press for the censorship of this content as they perceive it as a means to check the privilege of cis straight males by fucking with our vidya.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:33 23/10/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Just play the JP version and give them SJWs the shining finger!

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:49 27/10/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Who cares?
    They are just costumes, look what happened to TERA.
    If we get the same gameplay in our version, I'm happy.

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    Comment by snugdarkly
    03:39 02/11/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Unexpectedly? It's Nintendo.

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    Comment by mike
    10:39 26/10/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Guys I just googled "women in not clothes" and found something strange. Apparently under shirts and dresses women have skin and stuff, I think they are called breasts and legs. Whole new world here, I think Nintendo should know. Can someone get Reggie's phone number?

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:05 23/10/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's to be expected of the foreign barbarians.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:45 24/10/2015 # ! Neutral (0)


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