Berserk & The Band of The Hawk Absurdly Censored

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Berserk fans (of both hemispheres for once) have been going berserk over the censorship imposed on the recently released “Berserk & The Band of The Hawk“, with it removing the infamously traumatizing rape scene (as many would expect) but also toning down the gore and violence so that the title could get a decent rating in Japan.

Western barbarians can rest assured knowing that their beloved violence and gore has gone untouched in the western release, but the horrors of a more sexually explicit nature (such as Casca’s body and the tentacles holding her up on the game’s cover) have apparently been removed to appease the safe space crowd – some of the changes can be seen below:

The altered rape scene:

The entire gruesome scene from the Berserk film, which possesses a myriad of differences from the game:

Some may be happy to know that the notable “rape horse” scene was still left in the game:

Berserk and the Band of the Hawk and all its censored content can be begrudgingly experienced now in Japan for the PC and PS4, as well as in the west.


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    Comment by Anonymous
    08:10 07/03/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Censorship : being stupid since 333 AD

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:24 08/03/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/333
    Not much happened in that year. What are you referring to specifically?

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    Comment by Anonymous

    Japan is a very strict country, it's not like your country.

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    Comment by kanbanmusume
    08:18 07/03/2017 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Yeah that's why underage JK's are doing salarymen in love hotels while the paid off cops look the other way and women have to have their own train cars to keep from getting molested. Go fuck yourself.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:25 07/03/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    08:18
    Have to have? Japan has to have that the same way that western college and universities have to have safe spaces.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:00 08/03/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    @16:09
    The guys speaks the truth. You have obviously not been to Japan to see this shit.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:09 07/03/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    At least kids don't shoot themselves at schools. And the shit, you wrote, exists only in your perverted mind. So, its you, who should go fuck yourself :D

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:06 07/03/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    At least kids don't shoot themselves at school. And the shit, you wrote, exists only in your perverted mind. So, you go fuck yourself.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:10 07/03/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is what internet thinks

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:13 07/03/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    at least kids don't shoot themselves at schools. and the shit, you wrote here only exists in your perverted mind.
    so, you go fuck yourself ;)

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    Comment by Brufh
    08:22 07/03/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    The only reason they removed it, is because they don't want a Adult rating on the game to make them lose money.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:48 10/03/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well the thing is, unlike Berserk, we can play the fully uncut Manhunt 2 on PS2, even tho its some sort of Beta Version..and has to be pirated.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:23 08/03/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Another example is Manhunt 2. It got an adult rating for intense violence and gore due to it being a game about a TV show that was effectively Battle Royale: Prison Edition. Rockstar had to go back and edit some of the more gruesome kills in order for the game to be bumped down to a Mature rating before stores would stock it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:18 07/03/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Everybody's so afraid of an adult rating... I wonder, has anyone actually tried to make a high budget game and just fuck-all and get an adult rating on it over the past decade? Even 2 decades? Even since we had game ratings?

    They just don't have balls to be the first to try it is all.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:10 07/03/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Major retailers will not carry adult rated games...period. even online stores like steam won't carry adult rated games. So a major company would lose the vast majority of distributors for their games and would never see that money back. Here's an example, GTA San Andreas received an adult rating when it was revealed there was a sex minigame still hidden in the coding. All major retailers dropped the game immediately from their shelves. Is that big enough of a production for you?

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:26 07/03/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Steam has plenty of adult games and Dante's Inferno managed to be free of censorship at walmart.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:44 08/03/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    The west was meant to get more gore while the east got more sex... but the west is just getting the middle finger.

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    Comment by Riiku
    02:23 08/03/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    If I'm ever gonna have a kid, he's going to see rape, gore, full-blown sex e.t.c. since age 4 or something. To be more precise, I'll let him watch and play whatever the hell he wants, be it Teletubbies show or uncensored rape porn. Because fuck censorship, nothing good comes out of it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:01 08/03/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    There's a simple solution here to censored games.

    Don't buy them at launch. Either boycott completely or wait until the price inevitably crashes and pick it up for $20 or something.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:52 08/03/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Honestly all this could be circumvented using patches. They can sell the game with a M rating or equivalent to zone, and provide a patch on their website or forums with adult warnings etc... They wouldn't be the first to do this. Visual novels keep doing this on Steam, providing an all-ages version and having an adult patch.

    They just don't care enough about the consumer and/or are afraid of negative PR.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:18 08/03/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    The game sucks anyway lul

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:13 07/03/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Berserk and the band of the hawk?

    Wouldn't it make more sense to call it Berserk: Band of the hawk..?

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    Comment by darkjoe400
    09:55 07/03/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Seems like fans on both the western and eastern front can't catch a break. Guess I'll stick with reading (and supporting) the manga then.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:19 07/03/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's a dynasty warriors game, of course they'd cut/censor stuff like casca or the goat demon orgy.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:01 07/03/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I only find censorship a problem if we're not getting the full product that Japan has, well we got the full product and some gore. You would have to be an idiot not to know what CERO doesn't allow in games by now. No shit they had to cut things shown from the movies and manga, so this really isn't news. And everyone should also know already that boxart in the US always makes some changes for showing some skin, not because of a bunch of snowflakes, it's just a stupid rule the ESRB has enforced for about a decade now that doesn't affect the game's content at all. You can still see the uncensored box art on the PS4's splash screen.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:13 08/03/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    No, it's because of snowflakes.




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