XSeed Games announced that Sony has prohibited them from releasing Senran Kagura Burst Re: Newal on the PS4 with the Intimacy Mode, which has been a staple feature in many of the previous Senran Kagura games.
XSeed Games made the announcement via a post on Twitter on October 12th, 2018.
— XSEED Games (@XSEEDGames) October 13, 2018
If you’re unable to read the post, it states…
“The release of Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal will be slightly delayed as we remaster to remove the interactive “Intimacy Mode” from the PS4 version. The Steam version will release with that mode intact and will launch simultaneously with PS4. We are looking forward to sharing the release date shortly and appreciate your patience.”
This means that this is yet another game where Sony has opted to prohibit a sexy feature from making it onto the PS4 in the West. Previously, Sony forbade PQube Games from releasing Omega Labyrinth Z in the West on the PS4, forcing the company to have to reevaluate how they release games in the West on Sony’s platform.
The Intimacy Mode in Senran Kagura games usually involves fondling the girls’ juicy bits and seeing them bounce and wobble around like bubbles in a tube.
You can see what the Intimacy Mode looks like in action with the video below from MisakaChanTV.
This has been a continued effort from Sony to cater to the Social Justice Warrior crowd by removing content that gamers enjoy and trying to force Japanese games to adopt feminist values when releasing in the West.
This means that if you want the full Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal experience, you must get the Steam version.
Some fans have started up a petition over on AVAAZ.org, requesting that Sony renege on their censorious ways and allow Senran Kagura Burst: Re:Newal to be released in full on the PS4.
(Thanks for the news tip Musuo Tensei)