The Callisto Protocol Banned In Japan Over Violence, Devs Refuse To Censor The Game

Good on the devs for refusing to censor in this market. I remember buying the JPN version of Resistance 2 when it came out, V7 Splicer "saw gun" didn't dismember enemies, was the last time I bought the JPN version of anything with any kind of violence in it, stuff like Gran Turismo is fair game though 😂
 
Japan censoring porn is even weirder to me, but whatever. Doesn’t affect me.
Porn is technically illegal in Japan. The censorship of genitalia (nipples and assholes are fine) is just a way to work around the laws. Legally it doesn’t make any sense, but it’s a ban that is only marginally enforced it seems.
 

ChoosableOne

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This is the first time I've heard of Japan banning games. We are talking about a country where all kinds of crazy anime(I love them) come out. Very interesting.
 

Dorohedoro

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It is not the Mona Lisa painting dude. It is just a video game. People want to play the game censored or not. It is stupid to punish the fans because something they have 0 control over. Just censor it and let the fans play the damn game.
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They will be able to play it. Just set your location to another country and buy it from that store. They might also include Japanese language settings.
 

GymWolf

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You can blow up heads and limbs and hearing scream of terrors and agony in tlou2 aswell.

Also killing humans with arguably the most realistic and bleak depiction of violence in any game ever i think should classify as more violent than just shooting fantasy zombies, also



I can't find the tlou 2 version.
 
Next time some dumbass tells you America isn't exceptional, point out that literally only here can you say, publish, sell, and champion essentially anything.
 

Portugeezer

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Porn is technically illegal in Japan. The censorship of genitalia (nipples and assholes are fine) is just a way to work around the laws. Legally it doesn’t make any sense, but it’s a ban that is only marginally enforced it seems.
That's why they have the craziest porn.
 

tommib

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You can blow up heads and limbs and hearing scream of terrors and agony in tlou2 aswell.

Also killing humans with arguably the most realistic and bleak depiction of violence in any game ever i think should classify as more violent than just shooting fantasy zombies, also



I can't find the tlou 2 version.
There’s no dismemberment in Japanese versions, going back to the original TLOU.

Japanese censorship​

  • All European censorship applies.
  • Dismemberment was removed in single player mode.
  • Gore was removed from single player mode.
  • The scene that shows a corpse getting butchered in a cutscene was modified for the Japanese release. In the Japanese version, the camera angel was changed so you don't see any detached limbs nor do you see anything getting cut off.

https://censorship-history.fandom.com/wiki/The_Last_of_Us

 

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SSfox

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Mortal Kombat don't release on Japan, so if the game is too violent it's not really surprising. It sucks for the Japanese people that wanted to play this game but i think they can still preorder from other countries, just like how other countries fans buy some games from other countries when a game don't release in their territory.
 

Arachnid

Member
thats good news for me
Same.

Can't wait to see monsters and people get brutalized. Hell ya, Callisto.

Yes and everything was completely fine. Everyone enjoyed their version of the game.
That doesn't work in this game. Dismemberment is the point. You take off a limb, and they mutate into something else from those missing parts. I feel like taking away the evolution of the monsters from their missing parts wouldn't work
 
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I say it warrants the violence given the genre so unfortunately Japan won't get to sample what's looking like a spiritual successor to Dead Space.
 
Yet there was no censorship in anime like Elfen Lied, Gantz, Berserk, Ninja Scroll, Wicked City, When they Cry? Those shows had all the gore and dismemberment you could want. Does not make sense.
 

Danjin44

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Yet there was no censorship in anime like Elfen Lied, Gantz, Berserk, Ninja Scroll, Wicked City, When they Cry? Those shows had all the gore and dismemberment you could want. Does not make sense.
This doable standard exist in west as well, for example in games like Catherine and Bayonetta which both have adult characters if it had nudity and sex as much as Cyberpunk it would be either censored or outright banned.
 
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StreetsofBeige

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Good move. Stay true to the game. It's not like a game like this would sell great in Japan anyway so who cares. The worst selling games in Japan are basically anything westernized involving guns, blood, realistic graphics or pro sports teams.

Let Japan's ratings boards get into hissyfits over violent games while allowing peeping tom upskirt games with photo mode. Such classy media rules.
 
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hemo memo

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Good move. Stay true to the game. It's not like a game like this would sell great in Japan anyway so who cares. The worst selling games in Japan are basically anything westernized involving guns, blood, realistic graphics or pro sports teams.

Let Japan's ratings boards get into hissyfits over violent games while allowing peeping tom upskirt games with photo mode. Such classy media rules.
Yeah why would you care about a version being sold in another country that you will never buy and in no way shape or form will affect you?
 
Personally, I don’t like that the game is so violent that it needs to be censored there. Im not a fan of unnecessary gory violence for the sake of gory violence (which may not be the case here I might point out).

That being said, I don’t understand the need to censor it either. as stated by others, there are loads of examples that are terribly violent already
 

Jennings

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Since I'm dead inside when it comes to scary games I'll be watching naive innocent chicks play the game on Twitch and live vicariously through their trauma and regret.

It's the only way for me to see how it affects the uninitiated.
 
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