New Digimon Game Will Be Censored in the West Due to Fear of Religious Backlash

Bandai Namco has a long history of interesting narrative and strange (and sometimes controversial) [...]

Bandai Namco has a long history of interesting narrative and strange (and sometimes controversial) design choices, but apparently the company draws the line at nuns because they have decided at the last minute to censor one of the sisters in the new Digimon game as to not rile up religious audiences.

This decision only affects the US Digimon Hacker's Memory game, as Bandai confirms that the European audiences will not be affected. The specific reason is unknown, other than generalised religious purposes, but some have speculated that this could be in part to the large amount of backlash that Hitman received with they had gun-toting nuns in their game. Whether a specific instance has inspired this change, or just a general call in judgement, is unclear.

So for those particularly wanting to see Sister Noir in her original form - sorry, NA fans. Sister Ciel is sure to be just as enjoyable, though significantly more pastel. For now, Hacker's Memory is now available for PlayStation 4.

For more about the game:

Get ready to dive back into the digital world in Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Hacker's Memory.

Set in the near future, the line between the real and digital worlds is blurred and logging into cyberspace is a part of everyday life. In the shadows lurk hackers utilizing computer viruses called Digimon to commit mischief and crimes.

Framed and accused of wrongdoings, Keisuke Amazawa has no choice but to dive into the digital world to not only clear his name and prove his innocence, but to protect his loved ones.

  • The Untold Story - Discover the mysterious backstory to the events that happened in Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth.
  • Cyber Punk Atmosphere - Dive into a deeper & darker adventure where the real world and technology blend seamlessly
  • Featuring more than 320 Digimon from the animated series!
  • Scan, raise, train and battle Digimon in classic turn-based gameplay!

(via Resetera)