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Published on November 5th, 2010 | by CodCom

Japanese Zombies Not The Same – Censorship



It looks like our German friends won’t be the only ones to get an edited versions of Call of Duty: Black Ops.

Just like there has been adjustments made for the German version, Square Enix, the company responsible for the distribution of the upcoming shooter, has decided to make some changes to the localized version in Japan.

Square Enix has made the decision to remove some Nazi symbols from the Japanese version of the game, but oddly enough, only the version dubbed in Japanese. Square Enix had promised that zombie mode would remain “unaltered” from the US version.

The announcement Square Enix has made:

Today Square Enix announced that the localized Japanese version will have a few elements removed. Specifically, all swastikas in zombie mode will be replaced with the Iron Cross in the Windows and dubbed home console versions of the game. Only in the subtitled console editions will the Nazi symbol remain intact.

This announcement follows news from a few weeks earlier when Square Enix revealed that, in order to comply with prohibitions established by the CERO ratings board, all scenes of dismemberment and “expressions of brutality” in one particular interrogation scene would be removed. These cuts apply to all Japanese versions of the game.

All in all these changes are not too terrible. What do you think?

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