'Saints Row Penetrator' Altered In Saints Row The Third for Japan

November 11, 2011 -

Ding.Dong.Ditch. It looks like Japan is not comfortable with the giant sex-toy weapon in Saint's Row The Third. Even though the game received the highest rating it could for its content in the region (CERO Z - basically adults only), the "Saints Row Penetrator" had to be altered for the game to be released in the region.

A THQ representative told Game Informer that, due to stricter guidelines in Japan, the publisher had to remove the "veins and physics" from the in-game Penetrator weapon for its release in Japan. The Penetrator is a three-foot long purple rubber dildo attached to the handle of a baseball bat. "Depiction of genital parts" is prohibited in Japan.

The game releases here in North America and in Europe November 15. Japan gets it November 17.

Source: Game Informer by way of Joystiq. Original image via Joystiq. Thanks to Cheater87 for the original story.

 

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Re: 'Saints Row Penetrator' Altered In Saints Row The Third ...

I wish Japan would get rid of the "no genitals" thing.  It's led to something that seems truly schizophrenic in my mind.  It's ok to show a graphic depiction of rape, just so long as ding dongs and hoo hahs are censored.  The mind boggles.

Re: 'Saints Row Penetrator' Altered In Saints Row The Third ...

I guess it just ain't that graphic without the ding dongs and hoo hahs.

 

Andrew Eisen

Re: 'Saints Row Penetrator' Altered In Saints Row The Third ...

A three-foot long purple rubber dildo attached to the handle of a baseball bat is not a genital part.  So what's the problem?

 

Andrew Eisen

Re: 'Saints Row Penetrator' Altered In Saints Row The Third ...

Tentacle porn okay. Rapelay okay. Purple dildo on a stick bad.laugh

Re: 'Saints Row Penetrator' Altered In Saints Row The Third ...

Actually, no, Rapelay not okay. It was hit by the political wave that originated from here. Now a huge amount of similar game, also including it, have stricter regulation, if not directly a ban, can't remember.

Re: 'Saints Row Penetrator' Altered In Saints Row The Third ...

What a wasted opportunity to do a tentacle variant.

Re: 'Saints Row Penetrator' Altered In Saints Row The Third ...

They should have just pixelated it, would have been funnier.

Re: 'Saints Row Penetrator' Altered In Saints Row The Third ...

""Depiction of genital parts" is prohibited in Japan."

And yet, paradoxically, Japan manages to have the most depraved and diverse selection of pornography the world has ever seen.

Re: 'Saints Row Penetrator' Altered In Saints Row The Third ...

the censorship forces them to be more "creative", otherwise it'd be close-up penetration shots like in the US. it's also worth noting that sextoys are not censored in porn there; I'm guessing that they can't be shown with great detail in non-pornographic work

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