View Full Version : Sony delays PS4 release of Senran Kagura game over explicit content

October 15th, 2018, 15:36
Sony has temporarily halted the release of Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal on PlayStation 4, telling US publisher Xseed Games to remove Intimacy Mode from the game.
Rated PEGI 16 in Europe, Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal is an anime-style game about high school girl ninjas that features partial nudity, sexual themes, strong language, and violence.
In its current form, the game also includes an Intimacy Modes which allows players to spray down and grope the girls.
According to a statement from Xseed Games (https://twitter.com/XSEEDGames/status/1050920336219430914?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5 Etweetembed&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fd-36885584913181648651.ampproject.net%2F181005225648 0%2Fframe.html), Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal will be slightly delayed in order to remove Intimacy Mode from the PS4 version.
"We respect the wishes of the platform holder," added Xseed Games.
The Steam release, which will be launched alongside the PS4 version, will remain unaltered.
Intimacy Mode has appeared in previous games from Xseed without pushback from Sony. However, according to Xseed localisation producer Tom Lipschultz (https://twitter.com/wyrdwad_tom/status/1050944472823939073?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5 Etweetembed&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fd-36885584913181648651.ampproject.net%2F181005225648 0%2Fframe.html), this is "brand new policy" from the platform holder.