The MagicBox Forums  

Go Back   The MagicBox Forums > Console Specifics > Sony Discussion

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-13-2018, 01:40 PM   #1
Registered User
Rubeus's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 8,491
Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal delayed in the west to remove “Intimacy Mode”

It's the selling point they are removing from the game, people were buying this series for that.

Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal delayed in the west to remove “Intimacy Mode” from PS4 version

"We respect the wishes of the platform holder," says publisher.

XSEED Games has delayed the launch of Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal in North America and Europe from its previously planned fall release window in order to remove the “Intimacy Mode” from the PlayStation 4 version at the request of Sony Interactive Entertainment, the company said in a statement. While the mode will remain in the PC version, both versions are being delayed.

“The release of Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal will be slightly delayed as we remaster to remove the interactive ‘Intimacy Mode’ from the PlayStation 4 version,” XSEED Games said in a tweet. “The Steam version will release with that mode intact and will launch simulaneously with PlayStation 4. We are looking forward to sharing the release date shortly and appreciate your patience.”

In a followup tweet, the company stated, “We respect the wishes of the platform holder.” The platform holder in this case is Sony Interactive Entertainment.

XSEED Games localization producer Tom Lipshultz said in a tweet that while previous entries in the series allowed this mode for the western release, the removal for this game is due to “a brand new policy” from Sony. Lipshultz added that he believes “it’s the interactivity in general that’s the issue.”

Unrelated, but also of note, the official Twitter account for ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove! responded to XSEED Games’ tweet, saying “same thing happened to us,” but did not elaborate.

This is not the first time Sony Interactive Entertainment has affected the release of a game on its platform in the west. The western release of Omega Labyrinth Z, a game with several erotic elements involving young girls, was cancelled by publisher PQube to “comply with the wishes of the platform holder.”
Rubeus is offline   Reply With Quote
Connect With Facebook to "Like" This Thread

Old 10-14-2018, 03:05 AM   #2
... ... ... ...
Escaflowne2001's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Thetford, Norfolk, England
Posts: 17,522
SCEA has a new policy against touching mini-games according to one of the Xseed workers and it seems that way.

Omega Labyrinth Z (cancelled) because PQube refused to censor it.
Nekopara Vol. 1 (quietly cancelled on the PS4, Switch version released)
Senran Kagura (censored).
Escaflowne2001 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:47 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.