A day 1 replace for Koei Tecmo Video games’ Fairy Tail JRPG has censored panty pictures on the entire feminine characters on all platforms.
In each the Japanese and English variations of the DDX Costume trailer, we will see a panty shot (0:10 within the Japanese trailer, 0:14 within the English one). That is hardly shocking, contemplating the big quantity of fan-service within the unique Fairy Tail manga.
Nonetheless, followers recreating that very same scene within the western model (the identical character, performing the identical assault, in the identical costume) discovered a dark shadowy void the place the panties have been. One person within the GameFAQs thread claimed “So I performed the sport proper as I got here out digital. Then I up to date to 1.01 and the skirt factor was censored. Kinda bizarre.”
That very same person elaborated in another thread.
“I performed the sport from the second it downloaded. At first there have been in actual fact pantsu pictures of lucy. Then the sport updates to 1.01 and now it’s a fading to black space below the skirt. It doesn’t look dangerous however nonetheless bizarre they select to do it in any respect once they mentioned they wouldn’t censor it”
Others expressed their confusion, contemplating among the sport’s costumes included two-piece swimsuits that might expose the very high or backside of the buttocks.
Sankaku Complex (Editor’s Notice: Previous hyperlink is to an internet site that may have NSFW content material on different pages) reported different gameplay footage on YouTube displaying censorship of that costume [1, 2]. Additionally they found Japanese gameplay of the sport the place one other character was censored. The latter seems to be a pre-release livestream.
different gameplay footage, it appears all feminine characters have this darkish void on costumes with attire and skirts (16:01, 22:27, 33:06, 41:48, 42:39). Please observe most of those scenes happen for mere frames, and may be exhausting to note.
Some cases could present black panties or be different components of the costume, as they lack the feathered gradient to darkness (33:26, 39:21). The censorship additionally seems inconsistent with one character’s dress-like costumes (being closely armored). Some characters even have thighs so thick that regardless of sporting a skirt, no panty shot seems attainable (49:01).
This censorship is despite a lot of the feminine character’s costumes that includes deep cleavage on giant breasts, the aforementioned swimsuits, or garments that expose the hips to indicate no underwear is being worn. It additionally seems to be relevant to the PC model (even to Steam customers in Japan), and DLC costumes [1, 2].
The censorship seems to be be utilized to all platforms the sport is on- Home windows PC, Nintendo Change, and PlayStation 4. We try to substantiate if the sport is censored on consoles in Japan as nicely.
Whereas the sport’s launch trailer options no scenes the place panty pictures may be seen, the English DDX Costume premiered July 2nd- nearly one month previous to the sport’s July 30th and 31st launch (relying on platform and area).
The Japanese livestream gameplay the place we noticed the censorship (although uploaded by a 3rd occasion) might have been broadcast no later than July 27th. May there have been a change ordered between the English costume trailer, and the sport’s launch?
In line with the Fairy Tail Fandom wiki, solely three of the feminine characters proven are aged 18 or over [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7]. Nonetheless, this doesn’t clarify the change being utilized to all characters, or why the panty pictures weren’t censored earlier in improvement (if the writer and developer knew it might have to be censored later)?
We’ll maintain you knowledgeable as we study extra.