For Final Fantasy VIII Remastered on the Nintendo Switch, a GameFAQs message board topic titled "Just looking for confirmation on the light censorship". Ramza Beoulve and Wiegraf converse numerous times, but a line that is missing in Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions port is Wiegraf stating how religion is perceived in the world in response to Ramza calling him a hypocrite for taking the sides that he has. The Holy Swords were renamed to Mystic Swords. Some have praised it, and others have complained about paying roughly a dollar for every hour of playtime. When the player uses the Devour command they get a "Censored...please stand by" message while eating sounds play on the background. You'll pay for this..." (GBA/PC/iOS). In the Japanese version he says "ヒーーーー くっそ! このかりは必ず返しますよ!", literally translated to "Arggg.... you scums! The western release has been modified with characters' outfits made less revealing and some outfits being completely removed. collaborated to design the main cast's outfits, Inside Gaming - Interview with Former Square Enix Translator Tom Slattery, Q&A: Final Fantasy XII producer Akitoshi Kawazu, Thread: Regarding the Localization of Haurchefant in the EN/FR/DE Versions of FFXIV, "Too sexy!" Cloud Strife, Cid Highwind, and Barret Wallace's use of the word "shit" and Tifa Lockhart's use of the word "wench" were replaced with symbols for the original 1998 PC release and subsequent versions, although one instance of it was missed: if the player examines the blue lights in the Forgotten City with Cid as party leader, his reaction still uses the word. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Bonsoir Bunny and Bravo Bunny's stomach cut outs were filled in and the thighs were covered. FINAL FANTASY VIII Remastered marks the 20th Anniversary of its original release, bringing the game’s classic story to modern platforms. In the bestiary, the 3D models of Shiva, Chadarnook and Melusine are locked from free-rotation, unlike other creature models. Religious imagery was removed, such as "Holy" being renamed "White" (though one use of the word "Holy" was still present when the Elder of Mysidia instructs Cecil on how to be a Paladin). The Japanese sticker can also be considered censored, since it's not exactly what Kefka said in Final Fantasy VI script (kusso, くっそ). In America we have a thing called the... Bill of Rights/Constitution. For Final Fantasy VII Remake on the PlayStation 4, a GameFAQs message board topic titled "Is Tifa's new design censorship? The SNES and GBA releases were censored in America, as a result alcoholic references were toned down, sexuality was toned down and some violence was removed. Censorship [edit | edit source] USA Censorship [edit | edit source] The first change to be brought to widespread attention was a change to the model for the Guardian Force summon Siren. God was changed to Creator due to the Video Game Content Guidelines set by Nintendo of America. The scene where Celes is being tortured by the Gestahlian Empire was removed because the original Final Fantasy VI was created before the Japanese ratings board, CERO, existed. expression of genitals and parts thereof) have become banned as part of the board's code of ethics,[3] Siren's nudity needed to be toned down. They'll pay for this..." (SNES/PSX version) or "Son of a sandworm! Final Fantasy for the Nintendo Entertainment System needed to have crosses removed and spell names altered in order to make them less offensive. The sprite of the boss Melusine was changed for the remastered version, depicting her with the less revealing clothes seen in Amano's artwork (). Is Tifa a dragon or some other thing that would only appear in a fantasy video game? The artbook does not remove other artworks depicting things censored in the game, e.g. Ringabel's Eastern War Garb outfit was removed from the overseas releases. Mobius Final Fantasy Censorship - Censored Gaming. In honor of Final Fantasy VIII Remaster releasing next week, Dengeki Online released some images that some eagle eye fans noticed are slightly different than the original. The Final Fantasy series games have seen some changes from their original versions due to sensitivities towards profanity, religious imagery, sexual imagery and violence and gory content. The word Holy was censored to White; this affects the white magic Holy and the Holy Lance. The video game was released on April 2,1994. Per announcement in early November 2018, this title no longer operates in Belgium as of November 30, 2018. Final Fantasy IV: The After Years arrived on Wiiware last week. Ultimecia Castle Armory in the localized versions. Final Fantasy Adventure, originally released in Japan as Seiken Densetsu: Final Fantasy Gaiden, or simply Seiken, and later released in Europe as Mystic Quest, is a Final Fantasy spinoff and the first game in the Mana series. The Chadarnook enemy is based on the enemy of the same name from Final Fantasy VI, and is largely similar in appearance as a nude woman with clouds covering her privates. But although Square-Enix released a Final Fantasy VII themed techdemo for the PS 3, it's said until today that there won't be a Remake with updated graphics and sounds. This was changed for the American localization. By Scott Baird May 15, 2017 The Final Fantasy series has undergone censorship since the games first left Japan. One of Kefka's stickers was censored in the global version. It later saw a PlayStation port, and also a Game Boy Advance port with extra content. Final Fantasy is a Japanese RPG that was developed by Square and was published by Square/ Nintendo. Final Fantasy VI is a Japanese RPG that was developed by Square and was published by Square. Chadarnook Goddess sprite was also re-censored for the localized GBA, censoring the same areas but is not the same as the SNES sprite. In the HD version, Kazusa's swimsuit model and Emina's lingerie model are removed from the Historical Personae. This was toned down when the game became Final Fantasy XV due to ratings concerns in certain countries. This is a rare case of a Final Fantasy game being censored for Japan, but not for overseas versions. I want to get my peers opinions about two types of censorship: Media and Art. Female characters' skirts are also more rigid, and less prone to revealing their underwear. The final battle with Wiegraf Folles is different depending on the version played. Final Fantasy VI really needs no introduction. Kefka's line when the party flees from him on chocobos was changed. Final Fantasy VII is one of the most popular parts and accordingly has a large fanbase. Planeswarden Garb in the Japanese (left) version and in the overseas (right) version. Any building that was a church was modified for the American release. However, the game shares the same voice overs with the Japanese version. The brothel Honey Bee Inn initially had more content, but these were removed early, their remains only existing as dummied content in the original Japanese version. Skeletons and liches were also altered for the Chinese version. Triangle on a floor in the North American prototype. Comparison between Edea's alternate outfit between EU and Japanese versions. The Tower of Prayers in Mysidia was renamed the Tower of Wishes (though one instance of "pray" was still left in, uttered by the Black Mage in the tower). His depression was downplayed in the English version, where Mewt and his friends catch him cringing before his superiors at work. The translation was tamed down in terms of religious imagery, vulgarity, alcohol, and an attempted suicide was removed. This is also probably why the Kill spell was renamed as "Rub". Prompto Argentum's vest had a tag that read "It's a beautiful day now watch some bastard fuck it up" in the earlier renders for his character, and in the Final Fantasy XV Episode Duscae demo. The smoke for Misty and her palette-swaps was removed. Außenseiter. and ending conversations with, "...but this area has become increasingly cold, hasn't it? It was originally released in North America under the title Final Fantasy III, but few people call it that anymore. Check out this episode! Nintendo of America policy prohibited games from featuring any overt Judeo-Christian imagery or reference to death. Exclusive to the original PC release, Cid's use of the word "shit" in the final FMV is censored as well. Jul 21, 2019 @ 10:50am Censorship in ... Don't bring real world logic as an excuse for censorship in fantasy video game. This title is not available in Belgium due to uncertainty regarding the country’s gambling laws and their effects on gacha. The newly released Remastered edition of Final Fantasy VIII has been subjected to slight censorship, despite the game originally being released in America uncensored. Such are the wages of download-only titles that have overly faithful fan bases. The Japanese release was completely uncensored. Eastern War Garb in the Japanese (left) version and in the overseas (right) version. This episode C-rad goes over his thoughts on Final Fantasy 7 Remake. In response to player feedback, however, the design was changed to cover up more.[6]. In the Dossiers, it is possible to rotate and zoom in on the male characters but not the female ones. Final Fantasy Wiki is a FANDOM Games Community. Aimee Matchlock has a Native American-themed job class and outfit in the Japanese version, but had her job and outfit altered to a cowboy theme in the overseas releases. Square Enix chose to withdraw Opera Omnia voluntarily in late 2018 as a result. Promotional materials for the North American release censored instances of Lisa Pacifist's nipples visible from beneath her clothing via removing shading and rounding edges. FINAL FANTASY VIII > General Discussions > Topic Details. In the original Japanese version, the boss Gerogero's organs were red. Some characters have been aged a couple of years compared to the Japanese game. If you are not interested, I will understand you not reading but <3 you anyway! The segment of her undressing was removed from the North American and Easy Type releases. Well here is a pretty broad subject, which I want to hear you opinion on the regulations of censorship. The "incidents in the real world" Kawazu refers to, but does not specify, may refer to Tsutomu Miyazaki, a Japanese serial killer who abducted and murdered four young girls in Saitama and Tokyo Prefectures from August 1988 to June 1989. Even at the prototype stage changes had been made from the original version due to the religious imagery policies Nintendo had at the time: the Star of David used in a dungeon design was replaced with a triangle, and the cross that replaces a character's face on the pause screen at death was replaced with a gravestone. Siren's Triple Triad card still uses the original model, however. This week, Kaleb and Joe assemble to discuss the role of censorship throughout the Final Fantasy series. In the American version it was changed to a triangle. Square Enix and Gumi chose to withdraw Brave Exvius in late 2018. Yet … Censorship in Kingdom Hearts 2 posted by simpleplan Besides typical English translation and localization, the English version of Kingdom Hearts II differs from the original Japanese version in the content of gameplay and several scenes: Among these changes, there are two which will stand out for those concerned that the final game will be censored. In video games, things are … Final Fantasy IIgot an entirely new title logo based on the one being used on US box art for the series at the ti… The Dancing girl's strip scene (Japanese PSP). Double standards by square, the game should give a warning on the store page about engaging in such censorship. In the American version Medusa is wearing a bra. All playable characters' outfits were restyled to a cowboy theme as well. Sumo and Amanda are looking for Medusa's blood in the Japanese version, not her tears. Phase 3 DVD art with protruding nipple removed. The overseas versions toned down the dialogue so that, while still biting, her words are overall clean. It can be seen in the PlayStation release, but is censored again in the Game Boy Advance and PlayStation Portable versions for North America and Europe. I don't think a thread about this has been created, so bear with me here! Many sprites were also censored. sticker was changed to "Son of a sub!" In the Japanese version, a scene at the beginning of the game was modified for the English release: the death of his wife, Remedi, caused Cid to fall into a drunk stupor. The two cross title sets were modified for the American release. The PlayStation version uses all uncensored sprites from the original Japanese release. This is done by alpha blending a color gradient logo over top of the standard logo graphics. Similar rationale was applied to two other games, below. In the original Japanese SNES release, the dancing girl that appears in pubs removes her red dress to reveal a bikini underneath before dancing and getting dressed again. Censorship refers to the suppression of material that may be considered objectionable, harmful, sensitive, politically incorrect or inconvenient as determined by governments, media outlets, authorities or other groups or institutions. Final Fantasy VIII Remaster Seems to be Censored. The game's artbook as featured in English collector's editions omitted various artworks that were present in its Japanese publication. Many job outfits for Edea Lee and Magnolia have shadows placed around their thighs, regardless of whether "upskirt" views were possible. The voice actor also voiced this sticker as "Chikushaaaaa!" Early material for Final Fantasy Versus XIII had the kingdom of Lucis worship the Grim Reaper more prominently. In the American release Medusa’s sprite was modified. This title is not available in Belgium due to uncertainty regarding the country's gambling laws. Censorship refers to the suppression of material that may be considered objectionable, harmful, sensitive, politically incorrect or inconvenient as determined by governments, media outlets, authorities or other groups or institutions. Retrieved from http://www.playstation-europe.com/ff8/htmlver/qa2.html. The change is likely due to CERO regulations, as the Remastered could not use the old rating granted for the Ultimate Hits version back when the ratings board was first established. Enjoy the episode! A warm bed will be waiting for you!". Uncertainty over gambling mechanics was cited as the reason for withdrawal. Final Fantasy is a Japanese RPG that was developed by Square and was published by Square/ Nintendo. In the original Japanese Famicom version, the Medusa and Earth Medusa are topless. As depictions of nudity (e.g. According to the interview: “We’ve made it more modern. Overly revealing sprites, such as Siren, Lakshmi (Starlet), Alluring Rider (Critic), Chadarnook (woman), Goddess, Power (Hit), Magic, Lady (Girl), and another untargettable part on the final boss, were censored. The artworks of Rydia, Porom, and Ursula have been altered to be less revealing for the overseas releases. The scene has been included in all Japanese releases since the International Zodiac Job System version. We also read the best review given in a long time, and answer a couple of questions. (ちくしょう!, damn it!) The 1990 North American localization was essentially identical to the original Japanese game. Some graphics were modified so that, for instance, churches—renamed "clinics"—no longer featured crosses. The final bosses showing censorship (JP/NA). Haurchefant Greystone's personality is different in the English, French, and German versions. The statue was likely redesigned for overseas releases to reduce ties to Christianity. In order to have space for the Easy Typesubtitle graphics, the developers had to overwrite some of the gradient logo, so the glow effect was removed, revealing the true coloration of the logo. Following the successful release of the original Final Fantasy by Nintendo in 1990, Square Soft, Square's North American subsidiary, began work on an English language localization of Final Fantasy II. ". I was looking at the fish/bestiary/dossier which shows character profiles and noticed that all female characters have been censored by removing the zoom, rotate, and pan options, however male characters even the naked ones can be zoomed rotated and panned. Aimee's Native American outfit. The video game was released on July 12, 1990, due to Nintendo wanting to make the game more family friendly religious references were removed and sexuality was toned down. Bonsoir Bunny in the Japanese (left) version and in the overseas (right) version. During the scene where Locke sees Celes imprisoned in South Figaro, she is no longer being beaten by the guards in the GBA version, and they merely taunt her. A "censor" screen added for humor when using Devour in Final Fantasy VIII. These artworks are AR card-related images of Agnès bound by red thread (seven are removed, one is edited to remove the red thread), and a bloodied Geist (which features in the game itself). The conversation between Edgar and Relm during their first meeting in Thamasa was changed. Despite being a foul language, chikushou means "damn it", while kusso has various meanings, including "damn it", "scum", and "shit". Final Fantasy Final Fantasy II Final Fantasy III Final Fantasy IIII Final Fantasy V Final Fantasy VI Final Fantasy VII Final Fantasy VIII ... Censorship and anime/manga. New Final Fantasy's hunky male lead has his revealing costume toned down, https://finalfantasy.fandom.com/wiki/Censorship?oldid=3345989. In the overseas release, depending on the version, he either says "Son of a submariner! We, Crad and RickyB are a couple that talks about all sorts of things about … Aimee in the Japanese (top) version and Magnolia in the overseas (bottom) version. The scene where Penelo is held hostage is censored from the Japanese version. In the original North American SNES version the spell Holy was renamed "Pearl", the summon "Jihad" was renamed to "Crusader", and Hell's Rider to "Rider". The scythe was replaced with a giant metal ball in the North American version. Uncensored sprite of Lakshmi (Super Famicom/PS). In video games, things are sometimes censored due to ratings concerns. https://censorship.wikia.org/wiki/Final_Fantasy?oldid=7904. In the final game the message is changed to "It's a beautiful day now watch some bastard mess it up", although in the Windows Edition it still says "fuck it up" in the highest settings. The Ultimecia Castle's armory originally had red blood on the wall, but in the localized versions it has turned green. Bravo Bunny in the Japanese (left) version and in the overseas (right) version. The change to blue for the localized versions was probably made because the red makes the organs protruding from the creature look more realistic. In the Japanese versions, Relm used harsh language, especially for someone her age. The red version of Gerogero can also be seen in both the BradyGames and Piggyback Interactive official strategy guides for Final Fantasy VIII. Warning-Slight Rant, with a lot of personal opinions and views are within this blog. Categories. It was changed to an octagram for the North American and European versions. However, technical limitations, and the censorship policies of Nintendo of America, resulted in a few minor changes to certain elements. This wasn't a concern for the Japanese version, as Haurchefant's characterization played to the Japanese archetype of a "lovable debauchee. Final Fantasy 8 Remaster Censors the Game in Weird Ways Final Fantasy 8 fans realize that the upcoming remaster censors and changes a few weird … Wol was designed with a lightweight costume for his initial "Onion Knight" gear, seeing that it was intended as a "bare bones" job. Rinoa's updated character model in the Remastered version, which resembles her appearance in Dissidia Final Fantasy NT, depicts her tank top and sweater shifted further upwards. Forum; Video Games; If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. In the Japanese version, the "Minerva Statue" in the Banora Underground resembles depictions of the Virgin Mary. Magnolia Arch's Planeswarden Garb has a white line placed through the outfit's slit in the overseas releases. The magic circle in Wendel was a hexagram (Star of David) in the original Japanese version. When Final Fantasy VI was originally released in the US it endured a fair amount of censorship. The scythe has been changed to a metal ball. The Eastern War Garb's bottom half was covered up with a toga. The video game was released on July 12, 1990, due to Nintendo wanting to make the game more family friendly religious references were removed and sexuality was toned down. The Scan spell can be used to rotate the enemy or teammate in 360 degrees, except for Selphie (likely for modesty reasons). instead of saying the word directly. In one cutscene in the original version, Rosa is rescued at the last moment from being executed by a giant scythe. I also want to hear your own personal views on censoring thoughts as far as Political Correctness comes. The censoring of Celes's beating isn't from the localization; this is also present in the Japanese GBA version. In the Japanese version, after Edgar learned about Relm's age (10), he said to himself: "I need to get a hold of myself... or it's going to be a crime". It is the target of a quest from Vyv Dorden, who tasks the party with photographing the famous daemon for his magazine. The scene that shows pentagram was modified for the American release. His death sentence was upheld by the Japanese supreme court in January 2006, two months before Final Fantasy XII came out. FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE Out 10.04.2020 for PlayStation 4. This was likely removed as it might be offensive to people in the newer version. A "censor" screen added for humor when using Devour in Final Fantasy VIII. Twitter poster Hiecchi was the first to point out some interesting changes to Siren. The concept art for Corel Prison shows the billboard for Shinra Electric Power Company spray-painted over with the word "Fuck". Here's hoping you're still around in eight years, kid". Violence is rated strictly in Japan, and Square wanted a CERO A rating for the Game Boy Advance version, which would have been impossible if a game depicts violence against a restrained human.[1]. The Chinese version has an altered model for Shiva with a skin-tight shiny outfit rather than appearing almost nude, and less pale skin. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. Siren sprite was re-censored in the localized GBA versions, but not as much as in the SNES release. They were viewable as alternate outfits in the Rubicus after completing the characters' sidequests in the PlayStation Portable version. "[5] In the Japanese version, regardless of player character gender, Haurchefant makes comments that may be perceived by a western audience as sexual harassment, greeting players with "Have you come to show me the development of your chiseled body?" In the final game, the word is further painted over turning it into "Pyck". Caraway originally has a red armband in the Japanese versions, but this is changed to blue in overseas versions to avoid association with Nazi uniforms.[2]. Examples include Sylph's default appearance being changed into a leotard and stockings being added to the Mind Flayer summon. A re-imagining of the iconic original with unforgettable characters, a mind-blowing story, and epic battles. Naturally, this got us thinking, so I woke up the day after spending some time with an IV in my arm and grabbed Tiddles, Stiltzkin and Death Penalty to spend some time talking about this newest (minor) controversy and some of the history of censorship in Final Fantasy games, whether forced by Nintendo or willfully taken on by Squenix localization teams. First, the Honey Bee Inn cross-dressing sequence is still in the game, but it’s… modernized. The Signet artworks for many female summons have been altered to be less revealing in the localization. On Edo World, the bananas mentioned in the story were originally opium in the Japanese version. In the American version they were changed to candles. Textual edits removed references to death and violence, partially to adhere to Nintendo's family friendly content guidelines. The title logo of Final Fantasy IV has a nice glow effect where the logo starts dark at the edges and gets brighter closer to the crystal. Did you know PC versions of Final Fantasy 7 (ファイナルファンタジー7) censor some of the dialogue? This is an actual tag available from the clothing company Roen that collaborated to design the main cast's outfits for the game. In the American version the cross’s on the top of the building were digitally removed, and the buildings were renamed to clinics. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. Magnolia's cleavage is reduced or completely removed for many of her job outfits, including Summoner and White Mage. In the English versions, Edgar says: "Not even a lady yet. The Magic Circle in the Japanese version. We also go over some censorship issues that have been plaguing our media and some Nier news Welcome to PopCul Media. Published by Square in 1991 on the Game Boy, it saw a North American re-release by Sunsoft in April 1998.. Thank you for stopping by to read this little blog. The scene where Penelo is tied up in Ba'Gamnan's Lhusu Mines hideout was cut from the original Japanese version to get a lower rating. Producer Akitoshi Kawazu has explained the decision to do this thusly: "[...] at the time right before the Japanese release there were various incidents in the real world which...basically there were some similarities there that would have made it a difficult thing to release at the lower age rating that we wanted."[4]. Airy's third boss form is more revealing in the Japanese version. Join us for all the crazy changes to US versions of the games, and even some for Japanese audiences. Nothing is actually censored; the scene is in every version and is included for humor. According to John Crow, the English localization lead, Haurchefant is intended to be received as a good and true ally, but some of his comments directed at the player could—if rendered in English as written in Japanese—provoke a negative reaction. The texts in the image of "Chikushou!" Pub signs were changed to cafe signs. Siren has a feathered sarong in Final Fantasy VIII Remastered. Censorship refers to the suppression of material that may be considered objectionable, harmful, sensitive, politically incorrect or inconvenient as determined by governments, media outlets, authorities or other groups or institutions. 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