During the mini Nintendo Direct that was put on January 11th, 2018 revealed a game that no one saw coming for the Nintendo Switch: SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy. The game is a casual fighting game with a lot of sexiness built into the fabric of its core design. It features a lot of the recognizable female fighters from SNK’s illustrious history of games, but with the added bonus of allowing players to customize their outfits, some of which are quite lewd. The combination of shapely, fit females with unrestrained jiggling boobs instantly made a lot of gamers question if the game would be censored in the West due to the strong presence of censorious Social Justice Warriors in America that control the media.
Well, the good news is that the joint collaboration between NIS America and the SNK Corporation will see SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy released in the West completely uncensored. In fact, the game will be same in every region when it releases globally for the Nintendo Switch and PS4 this summer. Niche Gamer spotted a tweet from NIS America confirming that SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy will be uncensored.
The content released globally will contain the same costumes and content. Nothing will be removed or replaced in the Western release. As for controls, it is more accessible for all players, and not just the hardcore fighting gamers 🙂 You will use your entire controller.
— NIS America, Inc. (@NISAmerica) January 11, 2018
Worries had originally mounted when there were two different trailers released for the Western version of game’s announcement and the Japanese version of the announcement. In the West they showed some of the more tame customization elements and avoided showing full screen imagery of Mai Shiranui and Leona in their cleavage-baring two-piece bikinis, and also attempted to avoid showing gameplay where you could clearly see Leona’s boobs bouncing and jiggling quite freely.
The Japanese version of the trailer had no reservations about showing the female form in all its glory, lavishly adorning viewers with beautiful 60 frames per second of the shapely, buxom beauties in action. In fact, Censored Gaming did a comparison video that you can check out below between the Western announcement trailer and the Japanese announcement trailer.
Some gamers are still leery about the news given that NIS America has an uncompromising history of censorship and poor localization practices, and felt that SNK Heroines might suffer from censorship to appease feminist activists in the West.
However, Nintendo has mentioned in the past that they wanted more mature games on the Nintendo Switch and while SNK Heroines will likely escape with the ‘T’ for Teen rating, we’ve seen in the very recent past that Nintendo was not averse to Marvelous Entertainment putting the titty-game Shinobi Refle: Senran Kagura on the Switch in all its groping glory.
It shows that Nintendo is definitely okay with putting anti-SJW games on the Switch, and now we’ll have to see if SNK and NIS America can stick to their guns and keep SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy as anti-SJW as its initial trailers let on, leading up to its release this summer.
You can learn more about SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy by visiting the Nintendo game page.