The English release of the PS4 version of Kadokawa and Degica’s Game Tengoku CruisinMix Special, or The Game Paradise! CruisinMix Special, will censor a fan-service image that pops up during one of the bomb specials in the shoot-’em-up game.
A concerned gamer noticed that in the recent reveal trailer for the International version of Game Tengoku CruisinMix – which is due to release for English speaking gamers on November 30th, 2018 for the PS4 and on Steam for PC – that there was a slight change in the imagery for one of the Clarice Bombs. You can check out both the international trailer and the Japanese trailer below to see if you can spot the difference.
Did you spot it?
At the :125 mark in both videos, you’ll note that there’s a missing image in the international trailer.
Specifically, there’s a hot anime chick in a cheerleader outfit that teases an upskirt shot along with plenty of under-boob, revealing that she isn’t wearing a bra. She’s completely gone from the international trailer.
This wasn’t happenstance.
A gamer addressed Degica’s social media account about the change in the Clarice Bomb special, and it turns out that, indeed, the PS4 version of the game will not feature the busty cheerleader popping up during the Clarice Bomb special. However, the Steam version will retain the fan-service image.
To maybe further specify, does the international release contain both of the new Clarice bombs?
— JunkerWoland (@JunkerWoland) November 14, 2018
Steam Version: Yes
PS4 Version: Not currently, but it may show up later down the line.
— Degica Games (@DegicaGames) November 15, 2018
So, once again the PS4 version of a game will be censored while the Steam version will be available uncensored. Now this applies to both the Japanese version and the international version that will be available on Steam. As pointed out in the Steam community thread, the Japanese version will remain unchanged, which has been available on the Steam store since November 29th, 2017. The English version will also retain all of the features from the Japanese version, just with the added English localization and the special edition remixes for every character in the Time Attack and Arcade+ modes, along with a sound test mode for fans of the voice actresses.
Long story short, the definitive version of the game will most certainly be the PC version of the game, where-as the PS4 version will receive the censored version.
This has become standard practice for a lot of Japanese-centric games coming out in recent times.
A petition is available over on Change.org, which has garnered more than 10,000 signatures to date. However, Sony seems intent on maintaining this new censorship policy, which has almost exclusively affected fan-service games aimed at straight males.
(Thanks for the news tip JunkerWoland)