Sex And Violence Edited in Japanese Version of Far Cry 3

According to a report on Japanese gaming web site 4Gamer (as translated by Kotaku), the Japanese version of Ubisoft's Far Cry 3 had to be edited for content before it was released in the region. Three particular parts of the game have been edited, according to Kotaku's translation – wounded corpses have been edited out of the game; two scenes – a sex scene and a scene involving an open wound have been removed from the game; and killing three civilians in a row results in a "game over" penalty.

The Western version of the game also has a penalty for killing civilians, but players have reported that the number is a bit higher than the three civilian limit in the Japanese version of the game.

Ubisoft claims that – besides these edits to content – the Japanese version of the game remains largely the same as the Western version in Europe and North America…

Source: Kotaku

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    Shahab says:

    I find myself disagreeing with you all the time. Why does it have to "add to the game" in any form except to be more enjoyably, visceral experience?

    A lot of people like sex and violence, this is evident in just how much these two things permeate the media we consume. They are a part of who we are as a species.

    In America and many other places we live in an open society with very few restrictions on speech. If Ubisoft wants to publish a game with excessive sex and violence, which they did, they are free to do it. The market will decide if people want it or not. Do you really want government mandated restrictions on this type of content?

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    Shahab says:

    So video games are not allowed to have sex in them? Foul language is out too? Why should video games have these restrictions if TV and movies do not?

    These kinds of artificial restrictions just limit art and protect noone from anything.

    Market games appropriately, give parents and gamers information about what kind of content is in your game, and let the audience decide what is appropriate.

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    NyuRena says:

    The only thing that shocked me about the VERY minimal sex scene is that they had the balls to put it in the game at all. Maybe one day we'll grow up and realize that sex is just as basic and natural as eating or sleeping. It's part of the human condition!

    And JAPAN of all places? Have you seen the kinky 5%$7 they are into?!

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    Neo_DrKefka says:

    It adds to the realism. In the West it's like Sex is a taboo we shouldn't do it…it's private but let's be honest sex is a way of life. Sometimes in the story it adds a deeper part of the story. Fahrenheit / Indigo Prophecy showed how much a game touched you on a personal level.


    Also does there need to be an underlying meaning for having a sex scene? Come on now let's all grow up. People love sex and I think many true gamers are very tired of sex and other aspects being a sacrificial lamb and cut out of the main game because someone cannot handle it.

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    Left4Dead says:

    Or maybe those who author games shouldn't put questionable material into the game in the first place.  Violence I generally give a "meh" to.  But sex scenes and foul language could easily be skipped for a potentially lower ESRB game rating AND a better overall game experience.  When has sex or foul language really improved the plot in a video game/movie/other media?  Nearly all of it is gratuitous and does nothing for the plot and reduces the potential audience that will watch or play it.

    EA is out of touch with reality.

    -- Left4Dead --

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