Japan: Nintendo has apologised for censoring Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore on Nintendo Switch



Nintendo has come beneath fire from Japanese gamers with the upcoming release of Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore on Nintendo Switch which is due out on the 17th January. A quantity of individuals who had pre-bought the title digitally had not been created conscious that there was censorship in the Nintendo Switch version of the game. Nintendo has apologised and says they are sorry that consumers hadn’t been informed that it is primarily based on the western version of the game which was censored. The organization says it will offer you refunds to these who weren’t expecting the censorship and had pre-ordered the game. Here’s the apology statement from the organization:

“We hereby apologise to consumers for the error and for not delivering sufficient data relating to the contents of prior notification for Genei Ibun Roku #FE Encore, the application for Nintendo Switch scheduled for release on 17 January 2020.

This title adds new function into Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE (released in 2016), the Western version of Genei Ibun Roku #FE, the application for Wii U that was released in 2015. We are proceeding with the improvement with a worldwide frequent specification and aiming for a worldwide simultaneous release (You can get pleasure from Japanese language voices in the game).

Nonetheless regardless of that, on the promotional activities for Genei Ibun Roku #FE Encore, we did not inform from the starting that this title would be primarily based on Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE. And also in the official house web page, we mistakenly posted game screenshots from the Wii U domestic version of Genei Ibun Roku #FE that wouldn’t have been incorporated in this title, so the circumstance triggered a misunderstanding to our consumers relating to the content material of this title.

So on 10 October 2019, we performed replacements of game screenshots in the house web page. And on the 17th we posted that this title would be primarily based on Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE. But we acknowledge that we did not provide sufficient data to our consumers from the starting.

Regarding this, for all consumers who have bought / pre-ordered Genei Ibun Roku #FE Encore via Nintendo eShop or My Nintendo Retailer, and want to request a cancellation triggered by this matter, we will supply the procedures in this web page at a later date.”




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