In an age where weebs, Otaku, and NEETs simply want to game in peace but they can’t because of all the busybody SJWs forcing their favorite niche titles to get censored from top to bottom, it’s always refreshing to find out that a studio is willing to acknowledge and cater to its fanbase first and foremost without bending to the will of Social Justice Warriors. In this case, NIS America has stated that their localized version of Sushi Typhoon Games’ Tokyo Tattoo Girls will not have its graphical or audio content censored or changed in anyway from the original Japanese version.
Censored Gaming spotted the news over on the Steam community forums.
— Censored Gaming (@CensoredGaming_) October 18, 2017
Alex Flag, one of the localization editors at NIS America, responded to the concerns of fans who had taken to the forums to question if Tokyo Tattoo Girls, an upcoming game for PS Vita and Steam, would be heavily censored for the Western release. According to Alex, he wrote…
“Hello all! I know it’s been a while since you’ve seen me, but I can answer this question. The content of this game will not be altered in any way from the Japanese version! The text will of course be localized, but no graphics or sound or other assets will be changed or removed.”
This comes after a rather nasty bout between fans and NIS America over their localization for Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dan, for which NIS apologized for the poor quality of the localization. This also comes after other bouts with NIS over games like Criminal Girls 1 and Criminal Girls 2 being heavily censored in order to get a release in certain regions, but even after the censorship the games were still barred from being released in those regions.
This could be a turning point for the company, recognizing that trying to appease people who aren’t your fans – while making your core fanbase angry in the process – is not a good way to do business.
This is especially pertinent news as well given that NIS is preparing to launch Tokyo Tattoo Girls on Steam and PS Vita in the West starting November 14th in North America followed by the European release on November 17th.
They also unleashed a new trailer for the game that you can check out below.
You can learn more about NIS America and Sushi Typhoon Games’ out-of-the-norm anime inking game by visiting the Steam store page.
Now we just have to see if NIS will keep to their word and ensure that the game won’t be a censored mess when it launches this November.