Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker Censored in Japan

Andriasang reports that a scene depicting a "standard element... absolutely necessary for MGS" has been removed from the Japanese version of Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (PSP) in order to secure a C rating (15 year-old), though the North American and European versions will not have this scene removed.

Leaving the scene in would have made the game rate a "D" in Japan, which corresponds to an M-rating in the United States. The game has been rated as T in the US (13 years-old) and creator Hideo Kojima is not happy about the differing standards.

While it isn't known what the scene depicts, Kojima has commented on the issue saying: "There's tolerance for fantasy games, but for games where you show war or real violence between people, you apparently can't complain about anything. With this, it seems impossible to communicate something through games."

Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker will be released in Japan on April 28 with the US release following on June 8. The European release slides in a bit later at June 17.

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    April 16, 2010 4:06 PM

    Holy shit, Japan actually CENSORED something in their own game while WE get it UNCENSORED???

    The world's coming to an end.

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      April 16, 2010 4:14 PM

      I'm not surprised considering American porn vs. Japanese porn.

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        April 16, 2010 4:26 PM

        Sorry, don't watch a lot of Jap porn. Too much whining (or whatever the hell that noise is).

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          April 16, 2010 5:01 PM

          I think it's trying to communicate!

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          April 16, 2010 9:58 PM

          Dolphins fucking.

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          April 18, 2010 6:58 AM

          Finally, someone that shares the same view. God, I hate that crap.

          WWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEee eeeee eee



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            April 18, 2010 11:15 PM

            Or the 5 micrometer long penises, my un-erect penis is longer and stiffer than that.

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      April 16, 2010 4:15 PM

      Blocky vaginas

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        April 16, 2010 5:47 PM

        and penises. cut scene must be of Snake's .. snake

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      April 16, 2010 8:23 PM

      Happens with videogame *violence* a lot.

      RE4, I think, did not have the violent chainsaw deaths in Japan. I could be misremembering.

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      April 16, 2010 9:06 PM

      No More Heroes is highly censored compared to what the US got.

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        April 17, 2010 9:56 AM

        True, though if I remember rightly, the stuff in the US versions was never part of the original design vision or anything - all the gore in NMH was actually just added to appeal to the US market.

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      April 17, 2010 7:44 PM

      Japan should go back to their old 80's early 90's way of censorship... imo.

      Was much cooler then.

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