Censorship

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Censorship
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This is a non-exhaustive list of the games censored on the Wii U.

Censored software[]

Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I Don't Know![]

  • Language was toned down in Europe and Australia.

Batman: Arkham City[]

  • Sexuality was toned down worldwide.

Breath of Fire II[]

  • Language was toned down. Censored further from the SNES release.

Call of Duty: Black Ops II[]

  • Gore was removed in the German release.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution[]

  • Sexuality was toned down for the Japanese release.

Don't Starve[]

  • The game was made more culturally appropriate worldwide.

EarthBound Beginnings[]

  • The game was released on the Wii U virtual console using the unreleased censored translation from the 1990's.

Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water[]

  • Sexuality was toned down for the International release.

Paranautical Activity[]

  • The game was banned in Australia.

Super Smash Bros. 4[]

  • Sexuality was toned down in the Japanese release.

Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE[]

  • Sexuality was toned down for the International release.

Xenoblade Chronicles X[]

  • Sexuality was toned down for the International release.

Other censorship[]

European eShop[]

On November 2012, when the Wii U was launched, viewing pages for PEGI 18-rated content was restricted by the European Nintendo eShop to between 23:00 and 03:00. Users could not view, download, or purchase 18-rated content outside the aforementioned window of time. Users who attempted to do so were greeted with the following message:

You cannot view this content.

The times during which this content can be viewed have been restricted.

The time restriction was independent of the Wii U console's parental controls settings.

Nintendo's European division is based in Germany and imposed these restrictions based on German laws, even though these restrictions were enforced throughout Europe. Nintendo later lifted these restrictions due to protests from other European gamers.

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