Nintendo's Localization Strikes Again, Reportedly Censors Xenoblade Chronicles X

October 30, 2015

Just a few days after we learned about the fact that the latest Fatal Frame was censored by Nintendo, a report by user Teikage on Twitter suggests that a similar treatment has been applied to Xenoblade Chronicles X.

Character Lin Lee, which you can see below, has a couple rather revealing bikini sets in the original Japanese version. Those seem to have disappeared in the European version, replaced by much more demure outfits.

Lin Lee is thirteen year old in the game, which might have facilitated the decision of censoring the outfits.

Interestingly, Lin Lee’s body proportions also appear different, and much more childish compared to her original look, even if it’s hard to judge without having a full version of the game to examine.

Considering that, according to Nintendo’s localization team, calling a robot a “doll” is not appropriate (hence the change to “skell”), this really isn’t very surprising.

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