Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Uncensored Patch Arrives Via Modders
Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE
(Last Updated On: July 5, 2016)

Atlus was forced to be the whipping boy for Nintendo in the localization process of Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE for the Wii U. Nintendo made a statement acknowledging that Atlus would be censoring – oops, I mean localizing – the game according to their standards for the West. Well, the censorship was so heavy handed and obvious that true gamers decided to mod the Japanese version’s uncensored content into the American version of the game.

DualShockers is reporting that a group of modders from the GBA Temp forums are currently rolling out fan-made patches that remove the censorship from Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE.

So what exactly does the fan-made, modded patch change? Well, GBATemp member Sakitoshi explains in a post…

“Reverted costumes back to Bikini’s, also changing the menu icons back and their original names and descriptions.
– Completely redid Chapter 2 and a few other small files to return references to Gravure Modelling, this also uses the original voice files.
– Fixed any map changes relating to pictures in dungeons that were changed.
– Swapped the English files out for Japanese versions for retranslated files.
– Healing points no longer come in envelopes.
– Changed Profiles to reflect the character’s real ages and change back references to Gravure Modeling.
Reverted any censored prerendered Cutscene files.”

If you don’t think that the censorship is all that bad, they basically removed all the cleavage from the game, changed the characters’ ages, replaced the swimwear for both the males and the females, and blurred or covered up any shots that showed panties.

There’s an imgur album that showcases a lot of the different changes that Atlus was forced to make to Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE when censoring the game for its American and European localization. Kotaku In Action put together the album filled with comparison shots between the American and Japanese version of the Wii U title below.

[CENSORSHIP] Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE – “Lolcalization” another album that will have all the censorship/changes

The game had been getting pelted left and right leading up to release as comparison shots and videos have been compared to showed that Western gamers are really getting the short end of the stick, so much so that in some scenes they reference content that’s been removed from the game. There’s even a video from Censored Gaming showcasing some of the dubbed lines that have been censored for the West.

That’s just one of many clips that have been altered to suit the standards of the West.

Nintendo has been objurgated in a recent campaign called #TorrentialDownpour, lambasting the company for kowtowing to a very strong, but minor uprising in pop-culture known as “Social Justice Warriors”. They’ve also been dubbed by some political sects as the “Regressive Left”, utilizing strong-arming tactics and smear campaigns to get companies and studios to censor content, not unlike the censorious nature of the “Puritanical Right”.

Just recently a cosplayer was forced to cover up her legs at an FGC event in Orlando, Florida after people complained about her outfit to hotel management and staff.

Gamers essentially want companies to go back to simply making the games they want for the audiences that want them. The numbers have shown that those on the Regressive Left constantly attacking developers don’t actually buy the games that they promote, but instead they want developers to change the games and infuse political agendas into popular games that people do buy.

In this case, Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE was censored in an overwhelming fashion and to a degree that puts the acculturated localization of Fire Emblem Fates to shame.

Before you can run the patch you’ll need to install the custom Homebrew channel on your Wii U. YouTuber Johnny Troche does a fantastic job of walking you through the process in just under five minutes. Check out the video below.

For gamers who want to get their hands on the patch for Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE, you can download it and the instructions from the GBA Temp forums. Also, keep in mind that there’s a warning about installing the patch to the hard drive and not an SD card, otherwise you could corrupt the game. And as usual, install the patch at your own risk.

If you need help dumping the game be sure to read the Wii U Title Dumper manual from Cyan, which explains what you’ll need and how to properly dump a Wii U game to your PC.

[Update 7/5/2016:] There’s a video tutorial that walks you through each step on how to uncensor Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE from YouTube user Darkness5539 that you can check out below. It’s only five minutes long so you won’t lose much sleep going over the process.


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  • xanxibar

    lol look at all this bitching over “censoring” bikinis and panty shots. what that tells me is that you have the maturity of a 13 year old boy. you’re probably a 40 year old pedophile who faps to loli porn.

  • Bendario

    This article reads as pure clickbait, and blows the changes way out of proportion. As someone playing both versions, I can safely say the changes are negligible. Pointless amd stupid, but they have no effect on the story or the game itself. Seems you “true gamers” weren’t around for the NES days.

    • Censorship and localization have been around for a while, but gamers are finally saying “no” to censorship. That’s what true gamers do.

    • “but they have no effect on the story or the game itself.”

    • C G Saturation

      Translation: “They removed a ton of stuff I don’t personally care about, so nobody else should care because I am the most important person on the planet and only my opinion matters.”

      You are justifying changes that clearly resulted in a worse product than the original, solely because it doesn’t matter to you. So selfish. People like you always reverse their “opinion” when something you care about gets butchered.

      I don’t even care about this game, and I was around long before the NES days. Doesn’t mean I have to like shitty backwards localizations, especially if they keep setting negative precedents. I hate seeing things get worse or go backwards.

  • C G Saturation

    It’s still pathetic that modders have to pick up the increasingly large ball that devs and publishers keep dropping, or more accurately, throwing down an infinitely deep abyss of suck.

  • No worries, I’ll continue to update the album with whatever I find that is relevant and not fake.

  • JoeSislack

    I like how some people out there are whining that this constitutes piracy.

    Well, I would glady import a uncensored japanese copy if Nintendo wasn’t so ass backwards and region locked their console.

    • C G Saturation

      Exactly. If they want people to buy their products, maybe they should stop preventing people from doing so. Seems pretty obvious to me.

  • MusouTensei

    Definitely using this when I buy a used copy someday, glad to see PAL version also works.

  • jayseandee

    Regressive left gamers? I’m pretty sure it’s overly conservative people afraid of showing skin that’s responsible for this. Besides it’s conservatives that are traditionally associated with censorship of content not deemed “decent.”

    • MusouTensei

      Times have changed, nowadays it’s the left that wants to censor such things, every SJW that whines about muh soggy knees in games is a leftist, Wu, Quinn, Anita, Josh, all left.
      The regressive left at this point is not better than neo nazis, both are vile garbage.

    • Usually you would be right, but all of the calls for censorship over the past couple of years have come from leftist media groups and organizations. Don’t forget that almost all of those on the GJP had leftist views, espousing “progressivism” while adhering to regressive practices such as limited rights for the way women can dress and censoring content that hurt or triggered their feelings.

    • Self-declared feminist thinking feminism can do no wrong shocker.

    • C G Saturation

      Don’t know why anyone bothers with categorizing. Regardless, people trying so desperately to be politically correct are in denial of reality. Their reality-dodging attitude will undoubtedly end up screwing human society. Reality is cruel. It does not care if humans want to acknowledge it or not.

      • glowingdemon .

        this reminds me of how certain comedians talk about how it is to do edgy comedy anymore because people have such thin skins about certain subjects, it used to be that was how you got over certain things by for a lack of a better word “desensitizing” the subject so it’s not so painful and therefore you can laugh at it. basically what we’re seeing is a backlash of super so-called progressivists that become so overy sensitive/PC that basically everything is now off-limits because it’s inappropriate. as I said it’s basically working things backwords, under the guise of progressivism.

  • TT

    it’s sad that it takes modders and fans to fix everything that the official “localizers” fuck up. Thank god for them though.

    • And even the modding community isn’t safe, as there has already been a mainstream article (or possibly more now) about how scantily-clad or nude female mods are “keeping women out of the modding community”.

      I do find it absolutely baffling on how sexy/beautiful female characters who show a bit of skin somehow equates to “keeping women out of video games” though. But then again we all know it’s one of the most pathetic excuses to justify the censorship and banning of sexy women characters in games.

      Much like the “body confidence” excuse to justify censoring and banning slim women in bikinis on posters and billboards.

      • C G Saturation

        It’s baffling because it doesn’t exist in the realm of reality. Every female I’ve talked to enjoys being attractive and pretty, and not having to cover from head to toe in a pitch black garment.

        • That is true in the case of women (friends) I social with as well. You should see the amount of skin they show when they go to nightclubs 😉

          BUT the question is, deep down do they mind OTHER women being more attractive and prettier than them? I think that’s where the problem is, and is what drives this ‘jealous feminist’ nature of women.

          • C G Saturation

            Says a lot that the loudest feminists tend to be very fat and/or ugly women. That’s why they hate what attractive women have, and want to remove their power.

            Other feminists clearly got roped into their “feminist” agenda because they believe “feminism” is for women, but it’s not. It’s about assholes profiting for themselves.

            Women should really know better than to believe that other women must have all women’s best interests at heart. Do people really expect everyone with matching race or gender to unconditionally share their interests with equally high priority?

      • TT

        “mainstream” media also likes to completely ignore things that actually affect women in a negative way, seriously, you’d put all future female characters in a burqua and the “progressives” would go on about how “cultured” it is…

        • Yeah mainstream media has always done that, they virtually never paint women in any bad light, but they always go full retard on men who commits the same crime.

          The fact that media even tries to indirectly defend female teacher child [email protected] just says it all.

          As for the burka, well it’s not really a negative thing for the SJW-feminists (they make up the vast mainstream media) though is it? It’s exactly what they want, as it’s eradicating something that appeals to men and something men enjoy.

  • The amount of censorship of this game is absolutely fucking shocking.

    • Well the localizers made A LOT of cash out of this. Redoing entire meshes with all new texture work is expensive. Even amateur artists will sometimes charge anywhere between $3k and $5k a week, and that’s about the average time it takes to make a new mesh and texture. Couple that with testing times (which is another week or two) and you’ve racked up thousands of dollars to censor or “localize” a character.

      Multiply this by every character that has been “localized” and every outfit that has to be altered (or every mesh that has to be redone) and you can see how a localization team can clean up real good.

      • TT

        so that anonymous post about Treehouse being greedy might actually explain all this?

        • Possibly. It varies on the edits. Ideological changes to the text is no where near as expensive as overhauling models and completely redoing texture work. In this case, Tokyo Mirage Sessions has all new assets, so it was probably fairly expensive.

          So… there might be some truth to that anonymous post.

          • Bitterbear

            Makes you wonder if the Wii U didn’t took off because of NoA’s greed mixed with incompetence.

      • Localization companies must be tripping over one another to offer their services to Nintendo of America.

  • Bless the modders that uncensor the games so we can enjoy them as originally intended.

    • Laytonaster

      Thank god. The censored version of the swimsuit scene looks atrocious. It’s like an episode of Barney with all children replaced with adults, but still in children’s fashion.

  • ☆ Cyborgwolf ☆

    How do we play it? On emulation?