Nintendo has quietly tightened up its insurance policies concerning the discharge of grownup video games on Swap, a writer has stated.
In a current Twitter thread (thanks, Nintendo Every thing), grownup recreation writer Gamuzumi advised followers it had heard again from Nintendo after dealing with an surprising delay within the launch of its most up-to-date title, Scorching Tentacles Shooter.
In accordance with Gamuzumi, which describes itself as a “boutique writer centered on releasing mature or ‘ecchi’ [softcore hentai] titles”, Nintendo has now dominated that video games that includes topless anime ladies are now not allowed.
This resolution, Gamuzumi stated, has additionally blocked the launch of one other of its video games: Elves Christmas Hentai Puzzle.
“We acquired a solution from Nintendo and now we’ve a affirmation that they don’t enable uncensored boobs on their consoles now,” Gamuzumi wrote. “Mainly, obscene content material may harm the model and infringe its insurance policies.”
In a follow-up tweet, Gamuzumi stated it could now censor its video games and attempt to submit them to Nintendo for launch on Swap as soon as once more.
“We’ll attempt to ship the video games with out nudity for approval once more and see what they are saying and replace the thread if mandatory. It is a disgrace that now, all consoles have restrictions about nudity content material, this most likely will have an effect on not solely our video games but additionally video games from different publishers/devs, a minimum of, we nonetheless can launch the video games censored.”
Nintendo has, maybe surprisingly, allowed the discharge of a number of video games that includes grownup content material or risqué themes previously.
Nintendo Swap recreation Hentai Uni, which has a PEGI 16 ranking for nudity and sexual innuendo, reportedly options topless anime characters. Its launch in April this yr raised eyebrows, because it was accompanied by the tagline that it was “a puzzle recreation that may be performed with one hand”.
One other Nintendo Swap recreation – Fantasy Tavern Sextet – is in the meantime rated PEGI 12 for sexual innuendo. Launched in 2020, its description guarantees: “You may snicker! You may cry! Set in opposition to the backdrop of a fantasy world’s tavern, this barely naughty, slapstick love-harem drama is about to start!”
Eurogamer has contacted Nintendo for touch upon its insurance policies, however is but to listen to again.