If you pre-ordered the Japanese version of Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore because you originally thought that the game was going to be based on the uncensored Japanese version of the Wii U title, you made a grave mistake.
Nintendo had to come out and apologize for misleading people into believing that the Japanese version of the game would be true to the Japanese version that originally released on the Wii U.
The apology reads…
“We hereby apologize to customers for the mistake and for not delivering enough information regarding the contents of prior notification for Genei Ibun Roku #FE Encore, the software for Nintendo Switch scheduled for release on 17 January 2020.
“This title adds new feature into Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE (released in 2016), the Western version of Genei Ibun Roku #FE, the software for Wii U that was released in 2015. We are proceeding with the development with a worldwide common specification and aiming for a worldwide simultaneous release (You can enjoy Japanese language voices in the game).
”However despite that, on the promotional activities for Genei Ibun Roku #FE Encore, we did not inform from the beginning that this title would be based on Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE. And also in the official home page, we mistakenly posted game screenshots from the Wii U domestic version of Genei Ibun Roku #FE that wouldn’t have been included in this title, so the situation caused a misunderstanding to our customers regarding the content of this title.
”So on 10 October 2019, we performed replacements of game screenshots in the home page. And on the 17th we posted that this title would be based on Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE. But we acknowledge that we did not deliver enough information to our customers from the beginning.
“Concerning this, for all customers who have purchased / pre-ordered Genei Ibun Roku #FE Encore through Nintendo eShop or My Nintendo Store, and want to request a cancellation caused by this matter, we will provide the procedures in this page at a later date.”
This is one of the most disgusting things to happen in gaming.
During the Nintendo Direct both the Japanese and Western version of the game were clearly based on the censored Western release. However, the Japanese version of the website showed a screenshot from the uncensored version of the JRPG, which led people to believe that the Japanese version would remain intact while the Western release would be butchered (again). However, Nintendo issued a clarification, noting that both the Japanese and Western version of the game would be the same and they would both be based on the censored Wii U version of the game that released in the West.
Basically, Nintendo is forcing Japanese gamers to have to accommodate their cultural sensibilities for the SJW-influenced censorship from the West.
There are even some people defending the censorship and why Japanese gamers need to kowtow their standards to the disgusting censorship practices of the West.
Ultimately, though, Japanese gamers (and everyone who values freedom) have every right to be incensed at the fact that Nintendo could have avoided all of this by allowing people to have the option to purchase the uncensored version of the game. If either Atlus or Nintendo wanted to appease the frail-hearted censorship apologists so much they could have given them the Western version, while leaving all of the content intact for the Japanese version.
To further accommodate Westerners who hate censorship, they could have added an English option to the Japanese version. This way it’s a win-win situation. People who hate video games and people who never would have bought the game in the first place (such as SJWs and game journalists) can be satisfied knowing the Western version is still censored, and then people who actually play video games would have been happy being able to gain access to the full version of Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore, which would have included the missing DLC, all the proper outfits, and all of the proper story elements.
Unfortunately, Nintendo and Atlus seem to want to throw money down the drain and is looking to make Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore a complete sales failure both in Japan and in the West.
(Thanks for the news tip Ebicentre)