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Ever since the launch of the Switch, Nintendo took a stance on censorship with games that was considerably different from their competition. While Microsoft and Sony required games with nudity, bare breasts specifically, to censor that imagery, Nintendo allowed for that same content to be uncensored. Now it seems Nintendo may have nixed that approach.

Gamuzumi, the developer behind Hot Tentacles Shooter, claims that they’re game was shot down for release on Switch due to this new policy. When they submitted the game for release, Nintendo said it wouldn’t be allowed due to uncensored bare breasts. The same goes for Elves Christmas Hentai Puzzle, another game with nudity that Gamuzumi was planning to bring to Switch.

According to Gamuzumi, Nintendo is making this move because they believe “obscene content could damage the brand,” and it also infringes on their policies. Nintendo has given no reason as to why this change was made recently, nor have they shared a public statement on the decision.

This is just one developer so far, but we’re going to try and get comment on this matter to verify the news.

Thanks to Marl0 for the heads up!

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the_king_up_north

It's 2022 and people are still horrified by breasts? 😒

kuribo

2M ago

I’m surprised they allowed uncensored bare breasts in the past, being Nintendo and all. Hey you learn something every day.

Does this mean Mario’s nipples must be censored in Odyssey?

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the_king_up_north

2M ago

It's 2022 and people are still horrified by breasts? 😒


naveedmohebbi

2M ago

I'm not sure if this is a change in policy. I don't know of any game on the switch that has full on nudity other than a couple weird ones that require codes and/or special physical versions.


sligeach_eire

2M ago

Let's hope everyone can make the breast of a bad situation. Nintendo don't want their BRAnd going tits up.


cassiel

2M ago

But they've never allowed uncensored bare breasts to begin with. They just allow more "skin" to be shown here and there compared to Sony & Microsoft.


They actually have allowed it. There are several games on the eShop right now that show it uncensored.


naveedmohebbi

2M ago

@marl0

Do you have examples? Things like Waifu Uncovered I believe are locked behind a code unless you have the physical version.


Waifu Uncovered is one of the examples. Right off the US eShop with no codes required. And yes, I have tested it myself... >_>;


niles

2M ago

"While Microsoft and Sony required games with nudity, bare breasts specifically, to censor that imagery"
Cyberpunk 2077 has full on nudity on Xbox and Playstation, there's no requirement to censor that imagery because the ESRB already has a category for full on nudity. their censorship is on anime-esque titles that despite being properly rated by the ESRB have to make changes for the two companies' personal policies.

As for these guys, there's no rating at all for Hot Tentacles Shooter if you look up the Playstation page, and the Steam page has it in the Adults Only restriction. It's very likely these guys tried to pass a game without being rated as M or below and got rejected by Nintendo, but are now passing it off as censorship. Especially since last month there was a game released on Switch called Pretty Girls Game Collection II that has full on nudity.


coralinejones

2M ago

Does that go for people of the male persuasion?


sligeach_eire

2M ago

@the_king_up_north

I'm not the slightest bit horrified by breasts. I love them!


cheesus 2

2M ago

So there's still a chance the Mario movie will have uncensored breasts?


jesterinkling

2M ago

@naveedmohebbi
Game Perky Little Things even have a PORN scenes uncensored on Nintendo Switch


jesterinkling

2M ago

I think, developers must have a free in their games. Games is Art.
Maybe we need a petition for this?
If someone can create petition about this and send it to Nintendo - send me a link please. Or twitter hashtag


thegreatking

2M ago

Well that sucks, censorship is stupid, just put the mature rating on it

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dark weres

2M ago

Another nobody building up their brand by crapping on Nintendo.

Yah, uh, I made a game with nudity and Nintendo shot it down but Playstation, Xbox and Steam all allowed it. Source: You'll believe me, I'm taking a big dump on Nintendo you don't need a better source than that.

I'll take my clout as a cheque please, and send the 2 million Nintendo haters who suddenly love my "unfiltered game industry insights" straight to my twitter, thanks.


martynstuff

2M ago

Sigh...Ok, if anyone is upset by this, message me and i'll send you a pic of my hairy nipple


nekotaku

2M ago

Booo. So silly... Hope it's not true.


rance

2M ago

This is completely fake and being spread as a PR stunt, can't believe people are falling for this.
Nintendo doesn't censor third party games in any way, there's no uncensored eroge on consoles because ESRB and CERO don't allow them, therefore if this fictional policy change existed, Nintendo would never even have to mention bare breasts in any way in the first place.


enthropy

2M ago

No, Nintendo, NO! You are the cool kids now so keep that up. Furukawa talked about this and age-ratings. As if age-ratings doesn't even count anymore. They have no purpose like this (if true). Parents have a job to be parents, not companies. And Nintendo is from Japan with Japanese leadership so hope they don't succumb to the Western foolishness of late.

And there's at least one game with full nudity, not just bewbs.

BTW: breast are normal and natural. The female body can even be nature's very own, beautiful art =)


enthropy

2M ago

@rance

I hope you are right, Rance! Nintendo should never kneel for the silly Western, modern standards!

So far, so good though!