When I saw this news I was just like O_O! lol
Yes Monster Monpiece. The Compile Heart game where you pinch, touch, and rub monster girls is getting localized this Spring lol. It will be available as a download on the PSN. In case you were wondering what the game is like, its a card battling game with RPG elements. In order to localize the game Idea Factory and Compile Heart had to censor some of the card images due to their “Strong sexual nature” apparently. The cards themselves haven’t been taken out of the game, it’s just that some images will be limited to their level 1, 2, or 3 evolution form image. Even though I hate censorship in general, I’m still going to get it simply because I want to play the game, and IF made it clear about the changes in the statements which I posted below. It’s actually a miracle that we’re getting this kind of game at all lol. Here is a list of the cards which have been changed:
*NOTE: THE LIST BELOW SHOWS THE ORIGINAL JAPANESE CARDS NOT THEIR CHANGES. ONLY THESE CARDS WILL BE CHANGED AND THE REST OF THE GAME WILL BE INTACT IN ITS ENTIRETY*
Here are 2 statements from Idea Factory explaining things. Their original statement, and one response taken from the IF forums in response to a customer to clarify things:
Idea Factory International, Inc. would like to inform fans and prospective users of Monster Monpiece that we have made the decision to remove several Monster Girl images from the North American and European versions of Monster Monpiece. The gameplay, game system, and storyline are fully intact and Idea Factory International strives to localize and publish Idea Factory titles with the same content as their Japanese releases.
Here is the list of Monster Girls whose images have been limited to that of their level 1, 2, or 3 evolution form due to the strong sexual nature of the card images: Vampire, Kraken, Goblin, Cockatrice, Kobold, Skeleton, Titania, Bahamut, Fia, Brownie, Pegasus, Mandragora, Mau Sibau, Rafflesia, Death Scorpion, Phantom, and Tengu.
We fully understand that there are needs and demands for the complete version of these games. Our intention and motivation is to offer Idea Factory titles in a form that is as close as possible to the Japanese versions. This was a tough decision, but we would greatly appreciate your understanding and support.
Thank you very much for taking your time to contact us!
answer your question, the number of censored cards are about 40 cards out of approx. 350 cards. So, more than 300 cards are intact from the original images. Please note that none of the stages, ability/stats and
Monster Girls character has been cut off, but replaced these higher
level monster girl images with the “less exposing” lower level version
of the corresponding monster girls.
We hope this will make your concern clear
Again, thank you VERY much for your kind support!!!
Idea Factory International, Inc.”