Yes, the upcoming video game YU-NO: A girl who chants love at the bound of this world has one of those incomprehensible Japanese-created titles that makes you think “Why?”.
It also apparently has the what-is-now-becoming-usual Sony censorship for many of the games that company releases on the PS4 in the west. (For more on Sony’s ridiculous censorship of Japanese games in the west, particularly those aimed at an over 17 years-old audience, read this article from Main Menu Games).
According to Spike Chunsoft, the publisher of the game, in order for YU-NO: A girl who chants love at the bound of this world to be accepted on the Sony platform, censorship was necessary:
We would like to inform the community about the following content changes made to the game in order to secure a release in the West on consoles. The following changes will be included in the localized Nintendo Switch™and PlayStation®4 versions:
Sala Oasis Scene
- A sunbeam is placed over Sala’s naked lower body.
Some cursor interaction symbols have been replaced with the “investigation” symbol. The story content and gameplay remains the same; only the cursor symbol itself has been replaced.
Which means, for those of us who are annoyed by Sony’s censorship, if you hate it like most of us do, avoid buying YU-NO: A girl who chants love at the bound of this world on both the PS4 and the Switch, and buy it on Steam for PC instead.
After all, I’m female and it doesn’t bother me at all that I might get to see some anime character’s tits or ass, so why does it bother Sony?
Meanwhile, check out the latest YU-NO: A girl who chants love at the bound of this world trailer below. It shows a few features from the game, as well as some of the beautiful anime-style artwork.
YU-NO releases in North American and Europe on October 1st and October 4th on PS4, Switch and PC.
But, like I said, unless you support censorship for no apparent reason, avoid the PS4 and Switch releases and grab it on Steam instead.