Game News Nintendo sacrifices games deemed too daring that can “damage the brand”
The rules seem to be getting tougher on Nintendo’s side. The latter refused games containing nudity (including uncensored breasts) which was probably not the case before as evidenced by the Gamuzumi studio.
- Nintendo rejects overly sexualized games
- An example already seen with Sony and this psychological thriller
Nintendo rejects overly sexualized games
Nintendo seems to have tightened its policy of hosting games on its digital store, the Nintendo Shop. In any case, this is what we can believe following the messages published on Twitter by the Gamuzumi studio. The latter is an editor”focuses on releasing great mature (LEWD) titles for consoles and PC“. In his portfolio, we note for example the presence of Sakura MMO 2 Where Hot Tentacles Shotter. It is the latter that was refused on the digital platform of Big Nthe reason for which was brought to Gamuzumi:
We got a response from Nintendo and now we have confirmation that they don’t allow uncensored boobs on their consoles now. Basically, obscene content could harm the brand and violate its policies. This means that from now on, all games featuring bare breasts must be censored and that is why our game (Hot Tentacles Shoot) was rejected in the first place.
Basically, obscene content could damage the brand and infringe its policies.
This means that now all games with boobs nudity should be censored and that’s why our game (Hot Tentacles Shoot) was rejected in the first place.
—Gamuzumi (@gamuzumi) September 30, 2022
The story, however, does not say what the course of action would be for games that allow players to activate censorship mode, as it should be for Bayonetta 3.
An example already seen with Sony and this psychological thriller
A restriction which inevitably generates disappointment for Gamuzumi but which sees the glass half full: there is still the Valve Steam platform to publish its uncensored games, while it is already good that the titles can be released, even censored. However, the studio considers it “too bad that today all consoles have restrictions regarding nudity and that this will impact not only his games but also those of other developers and publishers“.
A case that was observed earlier in the year, in February, with the game Martha is Dead. A psychological thriller including many scenes that can be very traumatic for some: mutilation of the face, mistreatment of one’s own children… Extremely gory content from which LBK and Wired Production have never hidden, regularly warning that their experience is not was not going to suit everyone. However, the title is censored by Sony and forces the developers to postpone the release to adjust what was wrong with this initiative.
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