Not everyone was happy with the localization.

Tokyo Mirage Session #FE’s Co-Director disappointed with censored NA Localization

Not everyone was happy with the localization.

Despite it’s positive reception from cirtics, JRPG fans have been a little disappointed with Tokyo Mirage Session #FE. While some justy felt the game wasn’t as good as they hoped it would be, others where much more critical of the game’s localization changes, particularly when it came to changes made to various outfits for female characters in order to make them less revealing — and the other numerous changes made for censorship reasons.

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The Video Above shows a lot of the changes made to Tokyo Mirage Session #FE for it’s Western Release. Even Co-Director Mitsuru Hirata has shown disappointment with the game’s North American changes. Responding to a fan who expressed issues with the US Localization of the game on Twitter, Hirata stated with the following:

“When I found out we were unable to provide the same experience as the Japanese version, I also felt some disappointment. But our overseas fans remained happy that the game was being brought over and I’m glad to see their passionate support. In the meantime, the new costumes added could in a way be considered a merit that can only be enjoyed by our overseas fans! Thank you, and please look forward to the game!”

It’s easy to see why fans are upset at this, but at the same time, it’s a bit understandable why a game with some “Risky” content would be a bit toned down (given our cultural differences), especially one that was published by Nintendo. 

Tokyo Mirage Session #FE was released on June 24th, 2016


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