The PS4 debut trailer for the Korean MMO beat-’em-up, Closers, was inexplicably removed from Sony’s PlayStation channel, according to Gematsu.
The gaming outlet tweeted out on March 29th, 2019 that the initial debut trailer for the game appeared on the official PlayStation channel but was removed. In doing so, Gematsu briefly pulled their article since the debut trailer was no longer available.
Sony took down this vid for whatever reason and I don’t have a backup, so I’ve removed the post until the vid goes back up. https://t.co/br9ZmqtpB2
— Gematsu (@gematsucom) March 29, 2019
However, another YouTuber came to their aid after ripping and re-uploading the video to their own YouTube channel.
Renka Schedule sent Gematsu a link to their channel, where the minute and a half trailer for the PS4 debut of the MMO-beat-’em-up was posted.
After being sent the backup of the trailer, Gematsu restored the article, linking to Renka’s video re-upload.
Some people speculated that the sexy fan-service segments in the trailer didn’t muster up to Sony’s content regulations, and so they figured that the company pulled the trailer from their channel.
We obviously know that the trailer is legitimate since Gematsu had it in their article and others managed to re-upload it from the SIE Japan channel. What’s interesting is that if you visit the PlayStation Japan Store [backup] in order to pre-register for the game’s mid-April beta test, you’ll note that there are promotional press screenshots on the page but there is no trailer.
What’s interesting here is that the game is only rated CERO C for 15+ gamers, which is practically equivalent to the ‘T’ for Teen rating from the ESRB. Why they decided to pull the trailer is still up in the air, but the game has been available on Steam for the last two years. Naddic Games and En Masse Entertainment originally launched the game back in November of 2017.
I imagine the trailer for the Japanese PS4 release of Closers will be re-uploaded back to Sony’s YouTube channels and the PlayStation Store page soon enough after they make whatever changes Sony wants, whatever those changes might be.
(Thanks for the news tip Voice of Fanservice)
(Main image courtesy of Ishtaros)