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The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
In the Japanese version of the game, the Zora Queen's smooth gem is not a source of her power. The gem is actually her secret to beauty, and she turned fat when she lost her gem. Any reference was changed to power in the US version.

One of the Zora in Zora's Domain says he's fond of the Queen being fat, but in the US he just says that they have to get the gem back. After getting the gem back to Oren, that same Zora was disappointed that Oren became slim again. Another Zora mentions the queen's beauty returning, but it was changed to just "What a relief."

After completing the House of Gales, a Zora says that he was swimming with the queen but lost her, even saying that he lost her because she was so slim. In the US version, nothing about weight was mentioned. It seems likely that these changes were made as Nintendo of America didn't want people to think the game was fat shaming people.
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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Minecraft
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One of the random title screen splash messages "Woo, /v/!", a reference to the dedicated video game imageboard "/v/" on website 4chan, was removed from the PC Java version of the game in update ver.1.17 released in 2021. It's unknown why it was removed, neither was it mentioned in the game's official patch notes, but it's presumably due to the controversial nature of the website which Microsoft may wish to distance themselves from.

During the game's early years, the game's creator Markus "Notch" Persson had heavily promoted the game on a number of websites including 4chan, which its success he partly attributed to the website.
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Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
In the Game Boy Advance port of the game, 2 of the secret levels have different names depending on the region:

• The level titled "Fight Toadies w/ Toadies" in the North American version of the game is named "Fight Baddies w/ Baddies" in the PAL Regions.

• The level titled "Endless World of Yoshis" in the North American version of the game is named "Crazy Maze Days" in the PAL Regions.
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Darkstalkers 3
According to general producer Noritaka Funamizu in the Gamest magazine interview, he named the third game for Japan “Vampire Savior” because he wanted each title to have a unique name instead of just calling it by it's early name 'Vampire 3'. He added "As for the meaning, I’ll leave that for players to discover."
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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.
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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.
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A port for the PlayStation was reportedly in development though never released. It was aimed for release in late 1997 and would've featured animated sequences that wouldn't have been possible for the Nintendo 64 version due to the cartridge's memory space limitations.
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In an update for the game released in November, 2020, two in-game podcasts featuring journalist Helen Lewis were replaced by Ubisoft after receiving complaints from concerned gamers. This was due to Lewis being known in the public for having transphobic views and writing a number of articles criticizing legislation which were in support of making gender transitioning easier.

Ubisoft told in a statement that the speaker profiles for the scripted in-game podcasts were chosen by an external producer that worked with the development team. They promised that in future they'd perform background checks on any future partners.
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The game has two different titles between the North American and UK versions. In the US the game is referred to as Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics, whereas in the UK it's called 51 Worldwide Games. Another change is that Checkers and Toy Soccer are called Draughts and Toy Football respectively in the UK version.
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In an update, more advertisements were added to the game which would appear during replay moments of matches. Despite the game already featuring advertisements, these additional ones received backlash from the community and were disabled from appearing again.

A member of EA's community team posted a statement via reddit:
"Earlier this week, the team turned on ad placements in EA SPORTS UFC 4 that appeared during the “Replay” moments in gameplay. This type of advertising inventory is not new to the UFC franchise, though we have typically reserved displaying ads to specific main menu tiles or Octagon logo placement. It is abundantly clear from your feedback that integrating ads into the Replay and overlay experience is not welcome.

The advertisements have been disabled by the team and we apologize for any disruption to gameplay that players may have experienced. We realize that this should have been communicated with players ahead of time and that’s on us. We want to make sure our players have the best possible experience playing EA SPORTS UFC 4, so ad integration in the Replay and overlay experience will not be reappearing in the future. Thank you for your continued feedback on EA SPORTS UFC 4."
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Sonic Riders
The Windows PC version is an exact port of the Xbox version of the game. Because of this, many of the bugs that exists on the Xbox version were carried over to the PC port. One of the bugs that would occur happens whenever a non-CG cutscene would play. All the character’s that appeared in these cutscenes would have their eyes stay fixed in a forward looking position instead of moving around. This bug does not appear in the PlayStation 2 or GameCube versions of the game.
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Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes
In international versions, there's a cutscene of removing the bomb from inside of Paz's stomach at the end of the main mission. The Japanese version however adjusts the camera angle so that no blood and gore is shown on screen.
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The Japanese version of the game contains downloadable maps featuring Japanese swimsuit model Yukie Kawamara that was only accessible via codes that were in specially marked boxes. In these maps, Kawamara's breasts are small bumps in the platforms that the player can roll on. This may have been deemed inappropriate for a kid-friendly game, which is why it hasn't been available in other countries for download since its release.
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The game's cover artwork originally featured the American flag and green gaseous fumes, and on the back the words "WANTED: Deadly Force Authorized", "deadly arsenal" and "terrorists". However, due to the then recent 9/11 terrorist attacks and the anthrax scare, the game had been recalled with these removed and the back text changed to make it more politically correct. This pushed back the game from its original September 25th, 2001 release to early November 2001. Some copies with the original box art had already shipped, making that version a collector's item and dubbed the "9/11 American Flag Cover". It also came in a dual case, despite the game only having a single disc.
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In Australia & New Zealand, the game was released as Ricky Ponting International Cricket 2007 and in India as Yuvraj Singh International Cricket 2007, with on the covers cricketers Ricky Ponting and Yuvraj Singh; respectively.

Singh was also a brand ambassador for the Xbox 360 in India.
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The game was released in North America as Sim Theme Park, part of Maxis' "Sim" brand of games, whilst in Europe and Asia it retained the "Theme" brand and was released as Theme Park World. The reason for the difference in title was because the "Sim" brand was more recognizable in the United States, as opposed to the "Theme" name which was more popular in the rest of the world.

According to Luc Barthelet, the General Manager of Maxis, he was jealous and wished Maxis had created the game but appreciated the opportunity to have it as part of the Sim franchise.
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