Western version of Monster Monpiece to have sexual images removed
With the announcement of a western release of Compile Heart’s card based PlayStation Vita title Monster Monpiece, the game’s publisher Idea Factory has announced that some of the sexual images will be removed from the game.
The removal announcement was made in the official North American and European release press release. The reason given for the removal was as follows:
Idea Factory International, Inc. would like to inform fans and prospective users of Monster Monpiece that we have made the decision to remove several Monster Girl images from the North American and European versions of Monster Monpiece. The gameplay, game system, and storyline are fully intact and Idea Factory International strives to localize and publish Idea Factory titles with the same content as their Japanese releases. Here is the list of Monster Girls whose images have been limited to that of their level 1, 2, or 3 evolution form due to the strong sexual nature of the card images: Vampire, Kraken, Goblin, Cockatrice, Kobold, Skeleton, Titania, Bahamut, Fia, Brownie, Pegasus, Mandragora, Mau Sibau, Rafflesia, Death Scorpion, Phantom, and Tengu.
We fully understand that there are needs and demands for the complete version of these games. Our intention and motivation is to offer Idea Factory titles in a form that is as close as possible to the Japanese versions. This was a tough decision, but we would greatly appreciate your understanding and support.
This is not the first western bound Japanese game to have some sexual content removed. Mugen Souls, another Compile Heart developed game, had an entire mini-game removed as it allowed you to grope girls, a good number of which looked underage.
Monster Monpiece will be released for the PlayStation Vita via the PS Store in spring 2014.
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