Devil May Cry 5 Censorship Targets In-Game Nudity
Devil May Cry 5 censorship has arrived, as certain Western versions of the game received a patch recently to cover up some partial in-game nudity. Here's what you need to know about the controversy.
Devil May Cry 5 Censorship Targets In-game Nudity
In a patch released Friday for Devil May Cry 5, Capcom decided to censor a scene in which Trish appears naked. After Dante saves her from the clutches of a demon, she falls out of the demon without any clothes. The original scene avoids any explicit imagery through camera placement.
The new censored version employs a bright purple lens flare to even further cover what little does appear in the scene.
The censorship appears to have only affected the PlayStation 4 version of the game, and only in the West. Players in Japan or on PC, for example, can still see the original scene in-game.
This lens-flare-as-censorship approach has become commonplace on the PS4, where it is frequently used to similar effect on visual novels.
A second scene later in the game depicting nudity has been similarly censored across all platforms and regions.
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