Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water - Further Censorship Surfaces as Nintendo Tames Sexy Scene

This morning we reported about missing lingerie outfits in the North American version of Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water, but apparently Nintendo didn’t stop there.

The game features a rather well known scene in which protagonist Miu Hinasaki takes part in a mock pin-up photo shoot while wearing a revealing outfit and expressing her feelings on the fake nature of her job in a cryptic monologue.

The outift and the photo shoot aren’t even gratuitous fanservice. Miu is a gravure idol, a model who normally appears in magazines for men, focused on titillating pictures.

In the video below, provided by French website Nintendo Masters, you can see a comparison between the original Japanese version and the European version, where the bikini/lingerie has been replaced with a less revealing outfit.

It’s hard not to frown at this kind of censorship, especially considering that the in Europe the game is rated PEGI 18. I guess that all those horny 18 year old kids would have been absolutely shocked by the scene in its original form.


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Giuseppe Nelva

Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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