Nintendo pleased fans of the obscure Wii U title Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE during their latest Nintendo Direct when they revealed a release date for the Switch. But one thing that did not sit well with fans and potential newcomers of the game was the question of censorship; how different would the western version compare to the version in Japan? This was the case with the Wii U version of the game which was censored for western audiences, namely in terms of character costumes which showed less skin than the Japanese counterpart. If you are one of these people who had an issue with this and whose entire interest is dictated by censorship, we have some bad news.
Nintendo’s website states that the Switch release of Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore is based on the western Wii U version. This means that any and all censorship made for the original game will still likely be present, but the silver lining is that this appears to be across the board. Based on the wording, it appears part of the Japan release will get the same censorship this time around so everyone will get the same product across the globe.
The initial censorship regarding Tokyo Mirage Sessions involved characters being aged from seventeen to eighteen. Specific clothing was changed to be less revealing, and a dungeon in the game had pictures of girls in bikinis altered to being fully clothed. It is worth noting that this censorship does not affect the final product of the game in terms of quality. So while censorship may be a problem that some people have an issue with, the quality of Tokyo Mirage Sessions isn’t changed because of it.
Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore releases for the Switch on January 17, 2020, and if the potential censorship doesn’t bother you, this is a game to watch.