Capcom appears to have listened to the fans and decided to remove the censorship in one of the cutscenes involving a naked Trish being rescued by Dante after he defeats a demon. The censorship removal came via patch 1.07, conveniently enough landing on April Fool’s day, but the restoration of the uncensored cutscene is no joke.
Several gamers have noted that the game is no longer censored during that cutscene, and it started with user Itachi Uchiha, who posted up the cutscene from Devil May Cry 5 after updating to patch 1.07. You can check out the scene below.
Some people felt as if Uchiha’s video might be taking them for a ride, but Twitter user Zach Z also posted up a video via the PS4 Share feature of the same cutscene, following the installation of patch 1.07. The video confirms that, yes, the PS4 version of the cutscene now features Trish’s uncensored butt, just like the PC and Xbox One versions of the game.
— Zach Z (@0Redanimator0) April 2, 2019
The purpose of the patch was actually supposed to bring along the free Bloody Palace update, which Capcom had announced back on March 15th, 2019. They confirmed that the update featuring the Bloody Palace would be made available on April 1st via the 1.07 patch, so this isn’t something that just came out of nowhere.
What we didn’t know was that the patch would also contain the removal of the purple light censoring Trish’s butt during the cutscene on the PS4. Originally, the Western version of the game featured a mysterious purple light covering up Trish’s exposed butt, as explained by Censored Gaming.
Initially gamers noticed that the PS4 version of Devil May Cry 5 in the West featured the mysterious purple lens flare obscuring the view of Trish’s naked bum, but the light was not present for the Xbox One or PC versions of the game, nor was it present in the Japanese version of the game on PS4. This oddity led to a lot of confusion and questions as to why the PS4 version of an ‘M’ rated game was censored? Most people assumed it was due to the PS4 censorship policies but neither Capcom nor Sony addressed the complaints… until now.
While the patch removes the lens flare obstruction covering up Trish’s rear crack, it still doesn’t put it on par with the modded out PC version of Devil May Cry 5, which is chock full of nude mods. Even still, at least Capcom did the right thing by issuing a patch and uncensoring the cutscene in Devil May Cry 5 on PS4.
[Update:] For clarification, some gamers are reporting that the Australian and European version of 1.07 is still censored in Australia. So it’s unclear if Capcom is slowly rolling out the uncensored patch per region, or if the European/Australian version will simply stay censored for now. We’ll update the story as more info becomes available.
(Thanks for the news tip Fight Censorship and Zach Z)