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Skullgirls
Valentine's design was officially changed on May 13th, 2014 via a patch update. The update changed all parts of her design that involve a red cross against a white background to be altered so the cross is colored pink instead. This was done in order to prevent legal action by the International Committee of the Red Cross.
Contributed by ZpaceJ0ck0
Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories
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In the Worst Ending to the main story where Adell kills Rozalin only for him to get possessed by True Zenon, the Japanese version of the game features graphic audio of the possessed Adell killing and cannibalizing Taro and Hanoko. This scene was removed from the international versions of the game.
Contributed by MehDeletingLater
Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair
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The game uses mist overlays during the "Man's Nut" shower scene to cover up Mahiru and Hiyoko, but the base image is more revealing, including drawn nipples for Mahiru.
Contributed by MehDeletingLater
In the Japanese version of World Heroes 2 Jet, Zeus will bleed during the cutscene that plays after his defeat. In the international release however, the blood has been removed.
Contributed by ZpaceJ0ck0
Little Nemo: The Dream Master
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In the North American and European releases of the game, the cigars being smoked by Flip and the Gorilla are removed. Despite this, the game's manual in these regions features artwork of the Gorilla smoking a cigar, and the Gorilla's sprite still has curled lips as if it were holding a cigar in its mouth.
Contributed by MehDeletingLater
Deltarune
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Within the data for Chapter 2 is an unused alternate version of Spoiler:Spamton NEO's wasted turn, in which his phone fires a Pipis that explodes in his face and covers it in soot, rather than launching a volley of flying heads at him. Spamton NEO's head remains covered in soot until his next attack. It's likely that this event was changed due to Spoiler:its accidental resemblance to blackface, which historically was often paired with similar explosion gags in animation.
Contributed by game4brains
Star Wars: Battlefront
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In the Tatooine Jabba's Palace map there are two unused models out of bounds. The first one is outside one of the hallways and it is a figure in a robotic suit that looks to be bound by one hand and sitting immobile and in a voluptuous position. The model's suit is the only thing fully rendered and its unfinished "skin" and "body" just appear as a black mass. The second one is an unused Command Post that's "deactivated". Interestingly, in the level's reappearance in this game's sequel, the sitting figure is completely removed but the deactivated command post is not.
Contributed by PirateGoofy
Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition
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In the original version of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, a confederate flag can be seen on Phil Cassidy's muscle shirt. In the remastered version, the flag on Phil's muscle shirt has been changed to a skull.
Contributed by ZpaceJ0ck0
Street Fighter V
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In the 1.04 update, Cammy's leotard costume removed her nipples from her 3D model.
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Animal Crossing
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Four pieces of artwork in the Japanese release of the game were replaced in the international versions:

•The Fine Painting ("Jeanne Hébuterne with Yellow Sweater" by Amedeo Modigliani) is replaced with the Basic Painting ("The Blue Boy" by Thomas Gainsborough).
•The Healing Painting ("Woman with a Parasol - Madame Monet and Her Son" by Claude Monet, a.k.a. "The Stroll") is replaced with the Classic Painting ("Washington Crossing the Delaware" by Emanuel Leutze).
•The Lovely Painting ("Portrait of Irène Cahen d'Anvers" by Pierre-Auguste Renoir) is replaced with the Quaint Painting ("The Milkmaid" by Johannes Vermeer).
•The Pleasant Feeling Painting ("Olympia" by Édouard Manet) is replaced with the Scary Painting ("Ōtani Oniji III in the Role of the Servant Edobei" by Tōshūsai Sharaku).

Of these four, the only painting whose reason for replacement can be concretely inferred is the Pleasant Feeling Painting. Its real-world equivalent depicts a prostitute lying nude in bed, which Nintendo of America likely deemed too mature for a child audience.

The Fine Painting that was replaced in the Japanese release is a different item from the one named the Fine Painting in the English release of Animal Crossing, which is based on Paul Gauguin's "Arearea" and is included in all versions of the game.

With the exception of the Classic Painting, the replacement artwork would become standard for later entries in the series; the only replaced painting to return in a subsequent game is the Lovely Painting, present in all versions of Animal Crossing: Wild World.
Contributed by game4brains
Animal Crossing
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Several clothing items were changed between the Japanese and international releases of the game:

•The Three Arc Shirt (a.k.a. the Familiar Shirt) is replaced with the Fortune Shirt, due to the former's resemblance to Charlie Brown's shirt in the American comic strip Peanuts (which had ended its print run in 2000, shortly before the game's release).
•The Tomato Juice Shirt is replaced with the Fishbone Shirt, due to the former's design resembling bloodstains.
•The W Shirt is replaced with the Houndstooth Tee, due to the former's resemblance to the logo of American fast food chain McDonald's.
•The Puzzling Shirt is redesigned to use more pastel colors, also changing the bottom-center square from orange to purple, to reduce the design's similarity to the Rubik's Cube brand of toy puzzles.
•The I Love GC Shirt (itself a redesign of the I Love 64 shirt from Dōbutsu no Mori) is replaced with the Cherry Shirt, due to the former being a parody of the I ❤ NY logo, which is trademarked by the New York Department of Economic Development.

These redesigns are also carried over to Dobutsu no Mori e+.
Contributed by game4brains
Ninja Gaiden (2004)
The German rating board deemed the game's gore and violence excessive and refused to rate the game at all. Since this had the potential to place the game on Germany's "List of Media Harmful to Young People", banning shops from either advertising or selling the game to customers of 18 years or older, Tecmo censored the PAL version to obtain a rating. A year later, Tecmo managed to obtain an 18+ rating for the uncensored release of Ninja Gaiden Black.
Contributed by DrakeVagabond
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
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When Kirby absorbs Sora and then uses his Magic, it is immediately clear that Kirby does not get a Keyblade of his own. Instead, Kirby uses an ethereal glowing weapon that resembles a keyblade but is entirely made out of light and sparkles that changes color depending on the spell. While this can be interpreted as being a restriction by Disney over the Keyblade's imagery, Masahiro Sakurai on Twitter chalked it up to being done for lore reasons as he said "...only Keyblade Wielders can use Keyblades..." implying that Kirby isn't "chosen" as barer of one and thus has to use the three spells differently.
Contributed by PirateGoofy
Kingdom Hearts
Disney heavily restricted the use of Mickey Mouse in the game especially as the central character like Square initially wanted. This was because Disney was nervous about the success of the game and did not want its possible failure leaving a black mark on the company and its mascot. Tetsuya Nomura stated that these contractual restrictions went so far as to have Disney allow Mickey to only make a minor cameo appearance (such as "in the background of a crowd" as Nomura put it). Spoiler:Nomura and his team got around this by having Mickey have an extremely important but brief role at the end of the game in the form of Mickey helping Sora close the Door to Darkness so no more Darkness gets out of it, separating the two. King Mickey even appears mostly in silhouette in this scene. When the first Kingdom Hearts became a humongous success for both Disney and Square, the former allowed the game developers to feature their mascot in a much more prominent role in the franchise from then onward.
Contributed by PirateGoofy
In the Western version of the game, when an enemy is killed it is possible to cut off their limbs during their death animation. This feature was censored in the Japanese version of the game to be inline with Japan's rating system.
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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
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When the Hollow Bastion stage turns into the Dive to the Heart segment, the different Stations of Awakening in the background that reference key Kingdom Hearts characters appear to be censored of any reference to Disney characters such as Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and Goofy. However, these censored Stations are actually close replicas of the designs used on coasters that Square Enix produced in celebration of Kingdom Hearts' 15th anniversary, which also omitted the Disney characters.
Contributed by PirateGoofy
Street Fighter V
Pre-release footage of the game's story mode shows Spoiler:the death of the scientist in graphic detail, with the victim being melted. In the final release of the game Spoiler:the screen fades to black during the character's death.
Contributed by ZpaceJ0ck0
Whip's Desert Eagle was completely censored in international versions of the game. Her scene in the Ikari Team ending was also altered to not have her shoot Zero in anger.
Contributed by DrakeVagabond
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For the sex scenes with Baron and Jennifer, the latter characters each have nude models that normally cannot be seen during gameplay due to the player's field of view being reduced during those events.
Contributed by MehDeletingLater
The King of Fighters '94
In the original overseas arcade version of the game, Mai's "swaying bosom" animation was disabled to appear stilted. However, in a 1994 developer interview, SNK revealed the animation could be unlocked via a secret code which they themselves did not reveal, but instead directed curious players to ask SNK's American division for it.
Contributed by DrakeVagabond
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