Monster Monpiece coming to Vita, 'strong sexual' content removed

The Vita RPG Monster Monpiece is coming westward this spring via PSN, Idea Factory announced today. The card battle strategy game garnered some attention when it was released in Japan due to some of its suggestive mechanics, which have apparently been toned down by removing some of the more sexualized characters.

You see, Monster Monpiece had a "First Crush Rub Mode," in which you rubbed the Vita's touch screen to power up your cards. That's all well and good, but considering many of the cards are pictures of scantily-clad ladies, you can probably deduce the results. For the North American release, 17 of the more than 100 characters have been limited to one of their evolution forms, due to the "strong sexual nature" of the images.

"We fully understand that there are needs and demands for the complete version of these games," the announcement stated. "Our intention and motivation is to offer Idea Factory titles in a form that is as close as possible to the Japanese versions. This was a tough decision, but we would greatly appreciate your understanding and support."

Other than that change, though, the release will be fully intact with the full deck of cards, special skills, and ad hoc and network modes to battle your friends.