Devil May Cry 5 Censored On PlayStation 4 In The West (VIDEO)
Devil May Cry hasn’t been one to shy away from mature content, the series featuring no shortage of stylish demon-slaying gore colorful devil-may-care language in the past. Despite this it looks as though the game indeed saw censorship this time around for Devil May Cry 5, seemingly only localized for the North American PlayStation 4 version of the game. Spoilers follow.
Though the recent fifth entry packs quite the wallop in terms of its story and gameplay, one small punch was evidently pulled when it came to a particularly revealing scene. Upon the defeat of the winged Cavaliere Angelo boss, Dante rescues Trish, who’s seen as being fully naked as she’s taken to safety. However, it looks like the M-rated game wasn’t keen on showing Trish’s backside on Western PS4s, as players are instead encountered with several strategically-placed lens flares.
As shown in the above video by Naughty Gaming 2 (via Eurogamer), the difference between the Japanese release and the West is pretty clear: the aforementioned butt is all out for Japan, but not so much here in the States. While that’s not exactly surprising, what might be is the fact that PC and Xbox One versions of Devil May Cry 5 are completely devoid of this censorship, the scene playing out fully lens flare-free.
What gives? Are Sony not down with unblurred booty? It might seem so with the Western PlayStation 4 release being singled out for this instance of censorship. This hasn’t been the first time Sony has taken liberties with localized titles, as Eurogamer recalls PS4 releases such as Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal seeing edits when finally arriving Stateside. However, it’s still strange to see Devil May Cry 5 included in this kind of censorship, especially given the game’s Mature reputation and its previously disclosed featuring of exposed buttocks.
Devil May Cry 5 is out now for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
What do you think? Are you upset by Sony’s cheeky censorship, or is such a small edit not that big of a deal? Was the lens flare scene directed by J.J. Abrams? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day! For more headlines recently featured on DFTG, check out these next few news stories:
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