Fallout 4 Rated 18+ in Japan, but it Won’t Be Censored
Zenimax Asia announced today that Fallout 4 will be rated CERO Z in Japan.
The CERO Z rating is equivalent to 18+, and often Japanese publishers try to avoid it, because some stores don’t put games with that rating on the shelves, while other place them in a less visible area.
At times, too, games get some edits in the country to fit the rather strict local legislation, like it happened to Until Dawn and Metal Gear Solid 5: the Phantom Pain, but this time around, according to the publisher, the Japanese version of the game won’t be censored and will be the same as the western version (which means that the game probably doesn’t include scenes that would normally be cut.
Below you can see the Japanese covers with the rating applied.