The localizers working on Shining Resonance Refrain for a Western release are being given the watchful eye by Sega. New reports are stating that the localization of Shining Resonance Refrain will not contain censorship and that the release of the game in the West will be uncensored when it releases for PC, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.
The news comes courtesy of DualShockers, who gave a summary of a live broadcast that Sega held, where the company revealed that…
“[…] the game won’t be censored, no cuts have been made for the western version, and nothing has been omitted from the original”
Giuseppe Nelva commented that character designer Tony Taka is known for making suggestive designs for the characters, and that the game contains plenty of revealing outfits and bikinis for the female cast.
This is going to be an updated version of the original 2014 release that kind of flew well under the radar for the PlayStation 3. It’s no surprise given that back in late 2014 the gaming industry was embroiled with the lies peddled by the media that #GamerGate was a harassment campaign and was the worst thing since MTV stopped showing music videos and starting focusing on trashy reality TV programs (and just for your information, the FBI concluded that #GamerGate was not a harassment campaign. And even if you don’t trust the FBI there’s a peer reviewed report from the feminist organization Women Action Media!, which also concluded that there was no evidence that #GamerGate was a harassment campaign).
Anyway, Shining Resonance Refrain will have a second chance at glory on the market when it arrives this summer in the West, complete with suggestive themes and partial nudity.
The DualShockers article also notes that there will be a simultaneous console and PC release, and that the Nintendo Switch version will be 1080p like the other consoles in the docked TV mode but will obviously have a lower resolution in the portable mode.
Additionally, the subs community will be well represented with Japanese voiceovers, but if you are of the lower fandom there will be dubs available, too. However, the music will not be dubbed.
Overall it looks like after Nintendo scored big with the uncensored release of Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Sega is now following suit to chase the true weeb market and ignore those whiners on social media who complain about games but don’t buy them. So score another win for the advocates against censorship.