The censorship has managed to cross-pollinate from one franchise to another with the Fire Emblem Heroes crossover event with the Switch’s version of Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE. The crossover sees the former utilizing assets from the latter.
There’s a quick video that clocks in at just under three minutes covering the news regarding the mobile game borrowing from the console re-release. You can check it out below, courtesy of Censored Gaming.
Apparently some of the content featured in the mobile game are based on re-release of Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE, known as Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore.
There was a big controversy over the game when it was revealed that Atlus would be basing the Nintendo Switch version of the game on the Western Wii U release, which originally came out butchered and sold poorly as a result.
Nintendo originally teased the Switch version of the game using the uncensored screenshots from the Japanese version, but later had to apologize and offer refunds when some gamers pre-ordered the title thinking it would be uncensored. Nintendo confirmed that Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore would be an international version based on the Western version of the Wii U’s Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE.
Now the game’s legacy isn’t just being ruined with censorship in its own title, but like some sort of incurable virus sweeping across the People’s Republic of China, the censorship has now managed to infect other games in its wake, this time being the mobile outing of Fire Emblem Heroes, even the Japanese version of the game.
For people who thought that the censorship would stop at the doorstep of Western shores, all you were wrong. This infection will keep on spreading now that it managed to get its foot in the door. It only gets worse from here, folks.
(Thanks for the news tip Guardian EvaUnit02)