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Night Trap
Night Trap: 25th Anniversary Edition, an expanded 2017 re-release of the game for the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC, uses the full uncompressed video footage recorded for the original game. Additional bonus content includes deleted scenes like an introduction scene for the game's story and a death scene featuring Danny (which was most likely cut due to Danny's young age), as well as a behind-the-scenes developer commentary, a "theater mode" to watch all of the game's story, a "survivor mode" that will randomly place Augers in the house, and a playable version of "Scene of the Crime", the first prototype of Night Trap created in 1986 to pitch an unreleased console called the Control-Vision to Hasbro.
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Tekken 3
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In the United Kingdom, a poster promoting the PlayStation version of Tekken 3 prominently depicted a dead body with a severed leg in a morgue. In response, Britian's Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) forced Sony to remove the poster and promptly banned it, believing the ad was "macabre" and likely to cause offence. Additionally, the ASA forced Sony to have all future poster ad campaigns be examined by them prior to publication. Sony defended the ad, claiming it was meant to show "a surreal situation by positioning the body parts in the manner reminiscent of a cartoon character". Despite the explanation, the ASA stood by their decision.
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In the Japanese release, due to the CERO rating system restricting certain graphic elements from appearing in games released in the country even with the highest rating of CERO-Z, a cutscene of Boozer getting his arm burnt with a blowtorch by the Rippers was altered by shifting the camera angle of the scene towards Boozer's face to imply he is getting burnt off-screen.
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In a 2019 "ESPN Esports" video/interview between ESPN commentator Arda Ocal & professional boxer Mike Tyson, Ocal asked him about Balrog (who made his first appearance in Street Fighter II under the name M. Bison, but had his name changed to Balrog in the English localization due to the close similarities to "M. Tyson") and if he knew about the game and his influence on Balrog's character design. Tyson responded that he knew nothing about either Street Fighter or Balrog, but that he was honored by Capcom's impersonation of him upon seeing it for the first time.
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The DLC, "Legacy of the First Blade, Shadow Heritage", was the subject of controversy and backlash from the LGBTQ+ community. At the end of the DLC, the player character was forced to be part of a heterosexual relationship, ending with the player character having a child with another character. Many players saw this as a disservice to the LGBTQ+ community, and Ubisoft going back on their commitment of diversity and inclusion within the game. Despite allowing the player to choose their sexuality through multiple romantic encounters throughout the game, the DLC gave no option to decline the relationship, forcing players to engage in the heterosexual relationship. Furthermore, completing this unlocked an achievement titled, "Growing Up". The developers apologized and released a patch for the DLC. In the patch, the ending is still the game, and a baby is born, but the player character is allowed to clarify that they choose to do so to "further their bloodline", and not for romantic reasons. The title of the achievement was also changed to "Blood of Leonidas".
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After footage of the game's final boss surfaced from pre-release copies, players expressed concern to the developers that some intense rapidly flashing lights and other visuals during the final boss may cause serious seizures to players that have Photosensitive epilepsy, and in general may be an eyesore to players that are not epileptic. The developers understood and significantly changed the battle effects in a day-one patch that was heavily recommended by Square Enix to be downloaded by future players.
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Animal Crossing: Wild World
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In the European release, the Mini Mustache accessory is altered from a toothbrush mustache to a pair of small triangles. This change is most likely due to the toothbrush style's association with German dictator Adolf Hitler.
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Kingdom Hearts
Kingdom Hearts' international release is the last game by Squaresoft released outside of Japan to have their logo and name adorned on its case before the company merged with Enix to become Square Enix in 2003. The Japanese version of Final Fantasy X-2 was last game ever to feature the Squaresoft logo in any region.
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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Although Terry Bogard from Fatal Fury had made it into the game as a downloadable character, Masahiro Sakurai had initially planned to add Mai Shiranui alongside Terry. In the Japanese Nintendo Direct presentation of Terry Bogard, he explained further that he worried that CERO (Japan's video game rating board) would raise the rating from A (for all Ages) to a higher one which was why he reconsidered having her in the game, joking that Super Smash Bros. was only for "good boys and girls".
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Resident Evil 2
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According to game's director Hideki Kamiya, the Umbrella Corporation can that gets stepped on at the start of the opening cutscene was supposed to have the Capcom logo on it, but when Capcom's management heard about it, they disapproved of the idea of their brand being stepped on, so the developers changed it to the Umbrella logo instead.
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The characters Jesus and Buddha were reskinned, without any changes to either one's movesets, into the characters Saint and Zen, respectively, explicitly in response to controversy over the game's depiction of these religious figures.
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Using up more than 8 credits will set the bad ending for the game. While the original Japanese release displays a credits counter on the Continue screen, this is omitted from the North American release. However, the game has a subtle visual indicator on the Continue screen showing which ending you earned. The photograph in the good ending features Kyle and Erin smiling normally; the bad ending alters Erin's face slightly, giving her fangs and a minorly distorted brow to show Kyle has failed and she has become a vampire.

This also affects the Game Over screen when choosing "No" to end that run of the game. When at 8 or less credits, a cutscene will play showing Nosferatu biting into Erin before showing the Game Over screen. When you have more than 8 credits, no cutscene will play as Erin has already become a vampire in the photo, and will cut straight to the Game Over screen. Some time after the game's initial release, cartridges of the game were produced and released in both Japan and North America with the Nosferatu bite scene censored by fading to a white screen and then displaying the Game Over screen.

Japanese Game Over screen uncensored

Good ending & Japanese Game Over screen censored

Bad ending & American Game Over screen
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Banjo-Tooie
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In the ending cutscene in the Japanese version, Gruntilda's skull was replaced with a sack that resembles her clothing. This change was most likely made to comply with political outcry in Japan over the 1997 Kobe child murders, during which a 14 year-old boy murdered two fellow students on separate occasions, the first victim having been beheaded. The cryptic nature of these crimes garnered enough attention in Japanese media and politics to cause the National Diet to reduce the age of criminal responsibility in Japan from 16 to 14 years old in the year 2000, the same year Banjo-Tooie was released. Despite this change, Gruntilda's eyeball can still be seen falling out of the bag in the censored version.
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Series: Project Diva
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Starting with Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F and onward, SEGA has made changes to the game's edit/photo mode. In the Japanese version, if the player tries to lower the camera in order to get a panty shot of a 3D model, they will be met with a loud police siren and the model will suddenly disappear with a warning message appearing at the top of the right hand side of the screen. This was done in response to players creating custom videos and photos of Miku in NSFW situations upon the release of Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F. This change was also implemented across all other regional versions.
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After the cancellation of Omega Labyrinth Z's North American localization in 2018, work began on Omega Labyrinth Life for the Nintendo Switch. In May 2019, it was announced that D3 was also working on a censored version for the Playstation 4. Despite the PS4 version being cheaper, the Switch version sold three times as many copies.
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Perfect Dark
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In the XBLA version, the N-Bomb weapon is renamed to N-Grenade. This is almost certainly due to the fact that "N-bomb" is often used in reference to someone saying a specific racial slur.
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Castlevania: Rondo of Blood
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In the Akumajo Dracula X CD liner notes, the game's character designer Toshiharu Furukawa stated that they had to remove some monsters in previous Castlevania games, due to the game's international localizations. Having destructible monsters with humanoid forms (i.e. Medusa, Carmilla, and Gargoyle) went against America's morals. However, for Castlevania: Rondo of Blood, it doesn't need to be localized, due to it being released in Japan-only.
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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Big Boss' final vision of Paz in censored the Japanese version of the game. The scene is altered by using different camera angles and animations of of Paz to obscure gore. In a later update for Steam/PC, this scene was also censored worldwide.
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Smite
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The Hindu goddess Kali's design was initially more revealing, however during the game's beta, her appearance was changed to have her more clothed, in addition to new voice lines and updated abilities.

It's thought that her redesign was due to receiving backlash from practicing Hindus, who also objected to her inclusion. However, it's also possible this was done due to working with Chinese publisher Tencent to make the game more family friendly.
Contributed by KnowledgeBase
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Shortly after its release onto the Nintendo Switch, the game was removed from sale from the North American Nintendo eShop due to containing content deemed beyond acceptable for the ESRB rating it was given. It was re-released on March 20th, 2020 as Lust for Darkness: Dawn Edition with the explicit content and sexual imagery toned down. The European release however remained unaltered with the "Dawn Edition" also added to the European Nintendo eShop.
Contributed by KnowledgeBase
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