Nintendo apologizes for Tokyo Mirage Sessions censorship in Japan

Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore comes to Switch in January

For those who may not know, the Western release of Tokyo Mirage Session #FE censored some things from the Japanese release. This mostly relates to female characters wearing far less revealing clothing in the game as well as bumping the character’s ages from 17 to 18.

So when Tokyo Mirage Sessions was revealed to be coming to Switch, many Japanese fans were under the impression the game would be similar to the one they’re familiar with. However, it’s now been confirmed that the Japanese release of this game will include the Western censorship from the original. To make matters worse, Nintendo was using screenshots from the Japanese Wii U version of the game to promote the Switch release.

Nintendo apologizes for censorship

After this fact came to light, Nintendo issued an apology. It begins by explaining the basics about the game before admitting that they used shots from the Japanese Wii U game in promotional materials. Nintendo has since replaced those screenshots, but it apologizes for not “[delivering] enough information to our customers from the beginning.” The message concludes with an offer for refunds to those who no longer want to purchase the game.

Concerning this, for all customers who have purchased / pre-ordered Genei Ibun Roku #FE Encore through Nintendo eShop or My Nintendo Store, and want to request a cancellation caused by this matter, we will provide the procedures in this page at a later date.

For more details, make sure to check out the full translation provided by Japanese Nintendo.

This will undoubtedly be sad news for some fans of the game. Personally, though, it doesn’t change my excitement either way. What do you all think of this? Leave your thoughts down in the comments below!


Adam Sherrill
I love all kinds of video games. I personally find the most enjoyment in JRPGs, Visual Novels, and pretty much anything Nintendo makes. I'm always open to discovering new types of games, so I'll be happy to check out anything someone suggests.