Nintendo covers up underage girls in Western version of Xenoblade Chronicles X

The Japanese version of Wii U title Xenoblade Chronicles X features a 13-year-old girl in some of skimpiest clothes you’ve ever seen. The Western release, fortunately, will not.

As reported by Eurogamer, the original game sees Lin in a black-strap costume, complete with crotch window and underboob. In case you missed it in the first sentence, Lin is 13. One three. The European release, however, is not revealing.

As you might imagine forums are awash with cries of censorship, although as some point out, Nintendo’s decision to tailor its release for markets where child erotica is rightfully frowned upon can only be described as smart. Surely the next stage is for these companies to perhaps consider toning down the child sexualisation in the Japanese releases in the first place?

Last month it was revealed that Nintendo has also seen fit to tone down the overt skimpiness for the Western version of Project Zero: Maiden of Black Water.

Xenoblade Chronicles X will be released in the UK on December 4th.

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