A remastered 25th anniversary edition of Sega’s highly controversial Night Trap will be re-released with physical copies on the PlayStation 4 this spring thanks to publisher Limited Run Games, and a digital version of the title on Xbox One.
They announced over on Twitter that the classic FMV game will be available for gamers to experience for the first time on the PS4.
— Limited Run Games (@LimitedRunGames) April 25, 2017
This was one of the games that had politicians, moral busybodies and the Christian Right in an absolute tizzy.
Back in the day the original Social Justice Warriors – consisting of parent groups, mothers against violence, teachers, Senators and Congressmen – absolutely hated the Sega CD title, causing it to have a short lived life on the market due to all the controversy.
Well now the game has a chance to shine like it never had a chance to shine before, and I don’t know if this was the best time to attempt to make it shine. For those of you who have been living in the wilderness away from the internet for the past five or so years, the recent surge in SJW activity has come from the authoritarian Left. The extremist now want to coddle and protect women from all the harms of reality, and so they’ve been on a censorship and banning spree, especially in the realm of games, getting things like GTA V pulled from store shelves in Australia, and removing lots of “problematic” content – especially from games originating in Asia – from titles like Blade & Soul, Tokyo Mirage Sessions: #FE, Fatal Frame and Fire Emblem: Fates to name but a few.
So will Night Trap still contain all the “controversial” content that it had back in the early 1990s? Well, take a look at the trailer below and judge for yourself.
Yes, the game is extremely cheesy, and yet this was cause for concern. Not only cause for concern, but back in the early 1990s claims of “sexism” and “ultra-violence” were used during a Congressional hearing about mature content in video games.
Back then the Puritan Conservatives were the real villains of gaming, and these days it’s the Regressive Liberals that are attacking gaming. Crazy times.
The only good thing about games back in the day is that games media were actually filled with real gamers, and they cared about the hobby and the industry. They did what they could to help grow gaming as a culture, and defended the creative freedoms of the industry. These days, the games press are usually the first to call for censorship and are usually at the forefront to defend games being censored for the “greater good”. They especially hate Japanese games that refuse to bow to their SJW demands.
Anyway, you can look for the physical release of Night Trap: 25th Anniversary Edition to launch on PS4 this spring in all its remastered glory, and the digital version to launch on Xbox One.
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